Incorporated on January 2, 1971, the Village of Lions Bay is one of the smallest municipalities in British Columbia.
Governed by a mayor and four councillors, municipal operations are conducted by seven full-time and three part-time staff members. The municipality has a consolidated annual budget of approximately $2.1 million and has a residential tax rate of $1.51 per thousand dollars of assessed property value, with the average property assessment of $1,067,000 (2009 values).
Lions Bay is located in the northwest corner of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, bordering on beautiful Howe Sound, about 11 kilometers north of Horseshoe Bay with the Sea to Sky Highway running through the Village. The area of Lions Bay is approximately 560 hectares with about 10 km of paved roads.
There are 539 homes in Lions Bay with a population of 1328 (2011 census).
Lions Bay forms part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District and is also a member of several municipal and community associations, including the Lower Mainland Municipal Association, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee, Howe Sound Community Forum and West Vancouver School District #45.
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