The proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort study area does not overlap with any provincial parks, protected areas, or municipal parks.
Should the BVMR project proceed beyond the EOI stage, we will continue to enhance and update our knowledge of the wildlife and wildlife habitat that may be impacted through the planning process. This would include an Environmental Inventory of the entire study area, completed by a qualified environmental professional (QEP) in advance of the Formal Proposal stage, and an Environmental Audit and Mitigation Plan completed by a QEP as part of the Master Plan stage. Further, based on the projected size of BVMR, the project would trigger an Environmental Assessment under the BC Environmental Assessment Act. The results of these environmental studies and the prescribed mitigation actions would shape the refinement of the resort concept during the Master Plan stage. Finally, if the BVMR project is ultimately approved, prior to construction, we would have detailed surveys of proposed development sites (e.g. buildings, ski lifts) completed by qualified environmental professional.
It should be noted that, among our highest priorities are the meaningful participation by the Stó:lō Communities and meeting or exceeding the highest environmental standards. To that end, in addition to carrying out the Provincial processes dictated by the All Season Resort Policy, we are fully committed to continued consultation with the Stó:lō Communities and incorporating their traditional land stewardship principles as part of the foundation for the resort planning and design process.
Throughout the provincial project review process, BVMR will be subject to provincial inter-agency, First Nations and local government reviews. Among the key proposal components that will be assessed are environmental impact and remedies proposed to mitigate any identified impacts. Given the opportunity to proceed from the EOI to the next stage (Formal Proposal), that Formal Proposal would address and/or include, among other things:
Our project team is committed to meeting or exceeding the highest environmental standards and incorporating the world’s best practices in mountain resort design. Our goals are to build BVMR as a sustainable community, responding to the realities of climate change, and to incorporate local First Nations traditional, cultural, and land stewardship values, developed in partnership with local First Nations communities.