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Status of Regional Growth Strategies in B.C.



Three areas in British Columbia have been identified as having more significant rates of growth than the rest of BC: the Lower Mainland; the Okanagan Valley; and, Southern Vancouver Island. These areas are known as the "High Growth Regions."


There is greater urbanization in these regions, particularly in the Lower Mainland and on Southern Vancouver Island. It is anticipated that the need to manage growth, guide urbanization and adjust for an aging population will continue for the foreseeable future.

Most of the regional districts within the high growth regions (Capital, Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Central Okanagan, Nanaimo, Okanagan-Similkameen, North Okanagan, Squamish-Lillooet, Thompson-Nicola, and Comox Valley) have adopted a regional growth strategy and are undertaking implementation efforts with member municipalities. 




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