Among our project’s highest priorities are the meaningful participation by the Stó:lō Communities, the integration of First Nations land stewardship values, and exploring this resort concept and joint equity ownership and management with the Stó:lō Communities. As part of the Mountain Resort Branch’s EOI review process, MRB has distributed a referral package to local First Nations and local government to collect their feedback about the two projects proposed for this area. The meaningful participation of local First Nations will be a critical component of each phase of the Province’s project review process.
The resort development application process is a three-phase process that includes (1) the description of the project vision known as the Expression of Interest, (2) the generation of a Formal Proposal, and (3) the creation of a Master Plan. Each phase provides provincial ministries and agencies, the federal government, First Nations, local governments and local stakeholders with opportunities to provide input on application requirements and decisions.
For more information about the application process, All Season Resorts Guidelines, and requirements for Expressions of Interest, Formal Proposals, Master Plans, please visit the Mountain Resorts Branch website.