The Village of Lions Bay is concerned to ensure the health and safety of all residents and staff, and to that effect, please note the following information:
The Village Office has re-opened to the public as of June 29th. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Wednesdays).
In order to help keep everyone safe, here are a few rules to help us help you!
- Please do not come to the Office if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does.
- One person at a time will be allowed in the Office. An audio-visual intercom doorbell has been installed outside the Office so please ring prior to entry to ensure the reception area is clear.
- Signage and sidewalk markings will indicate where you can wait and procedures for entering and exiting the office; we are practicing Physical Distancing.
- A plexiglass barrier has been installed at the front counter. Hand sanitizer will be available both outside and inside the office.
- To limit the flow of people, please consider calling or emailing the Office for assistance, or check the website for information and payment methods.
Thank you for your patience, as we navigate through these COVID times!
The Lions Bay Beach Park is open with a maximum of 100 persons in the park at any given time, including the beach and swimming area. To help manage this restriction, the adjacent Lions Bay beach parking lot remains closed.
Food Trucks will be in the Beach Park Parking Lot (no vehicles – maximum 50 persons at a time) on select dates (usually Fridays) over the summer so watch for notices in the Village Update weekly.
Physical Distancing requirements will be in effect - Volunteers and Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be patrolling this summer to greet the public, answer questions, point them in the right direction and remind them to keep a healthy 2 metres apart. If you would like to volunteer to become a Parks and Trails Ambassador, click here.
Parking adjustments effective July 28th:
- Sunset Trailhead Parking Lot Open (Port-a-potty available at gate): Metered parking only: $3/hr up to $24/day, 3 day maximum. Use the + or – keys to add or subtract time – DO NOT USE THE “MAX” KEY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY 3 DAYS OF PARKING FOR $72. Payment for metered parking may be made by coins, credit card, or the Flowbird App. *Download the Flowbird App before you come to Lions Bay to avoid any onsite downloading issues in Lions Bay where cellular service can be challenging.
- School Parking Lot Open (Lower gravel lot overflow parking for hikers). NO PARKING on either side of lot entry/exit or in front of, or in any way blocking full access to, the storage containers in the lot.
- Parking on Mountain Drive (south of Bayview intersection) on the non-residential east side of the street Open (please note there are some “Permit Required” spots at Tennis Court and beyond).
- Parking Open on selected areas of Upper Oceanview Road, south of Highview intersection.
In addition, the Kelvin Grove Beach Park is closed due to construction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant replacement project. For that reason, the parking lot at Kelvin Grove is also closed and street parking in Kelvin Grove (below and above the highway) is strictly “Permit Required”.
The Brunswick Interchange parking area is open.
Broughton Hall remains closed pending safety assessments for select activities.
Public participation in meetings is available via Zoom and to a limited extent, in person. For Zoom instructions, click here. For further information about our efforts to maintain open and transparent processes, in accordance with Ministerial Order No. 192, click here. Local governments are now required to collect the first and last names and telephone number, or email address of every person who attends a local government meeting or public hearing in-person.
For assistance with Municipal services, please contact the Office at:
Arrangements will be made for delivery of documents or meetings where required, but Building Permit and Inspection Services have been adjusted to meet social distancing protocols. Click here to review the new policy.
Public Works staff will be continuing to employ safe working protocols and ensure the delivery of essential Municipal services, such as your water and sewer services.
For assistance with Public Works services, please contact the Office as above or:
The Municipality has activated the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to Level 1, staffed virtually, to coordinate the flow and prioritization of information and access to assistance from Emergency Management BC (EMBC).
Community volunteers are reaching out to those in need of assistance for help with groceries and other essentials.
The Municipality will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our response as required. The information above will be supplemented with updates through the Village Update as appropriate. If you have not yet signed up for the Village Update, please do so here.