Below is a list of quick-links for residents. If you are a new resident, or have recently moved to Lions Bay, please contact the Village Office at 604-921-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org to provide us with your updated mailing address, email and phone number to ensure you receive your annual property tax and utilities notices.
The Village Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (open until 6:30 pm on Council Meeting dates), closed Wednesday's, weekends and Statutory holidays.
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West Vancouver School District No.45 (SD45)
Lions Bay Elementary School is located at 250 Bayview Road and is in the cachment area of SD45. Children attend from kindergarten to grade 3, before transferring to West Vancouver for grades 4-12. Please contact the Lions Bay Elementray School at 604-921-8311 for more information or visit their website.
Parents are welcome to participate in the PAC and to attend meetings. For more details, contact email@example.com.
Grade 12 high school students who reside in Lions Bay have an opportunity to apply for annual scholarships. The application forms are typically available in February/March and due in May of each year. See the links below for information and application forms for 2021:
The Property Tax payment deadline is July 14th. The Utilities payment deadline is March 31st for the prompt payment discount; otherwise, Utilities payments are due December 31st each year.
Recycling and organics are collected every Friday, and garbage is collected every other Friday. On the morning of Collection, set your garbage out no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 7:30 a.m. If collection was missed at your residence, please contact Waste Control Services at 604-986-9777.
Most of the activities in Lions Bay are run by volunteer groups, such as:
- Lions Bay Community Scholarship Foundation
- Bear Smart Program
- Emergency Social Services
- Lions Bay Arts Council
- Lions Bay Trailblazers
- Lions Bay Native Plant Garden Association
- Lions Bay Seniors Social Circle
- Block Watch
- Lions Bay Historical Society
- Lions Bay PAC
- Lions Bay Playschool Association
- Lions Bay Events Committee
- Lions Bay Community Garden
- Lions Bay Caroling Team
All activities are on the Community Calendar. For information on how to become a volunteer to any of the above mentioned groups, or to inform us of a new volunteer group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions Bay has an RCMP-coordinated Block Watch program. The main objective of the Block Watch Society of BC is to partner with communities to build safer neighbourhoods by encouraging residents to take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety. Through education on target hardening, property marking and reporting suspicious acitivty, Block Watch provides a means for the community to take responsibility for its own safety by reducing the opportunity for crime. Click here for more information.
Lions Bay Fire Rescue (LBFR) consists of paid on-call volunteer firefighters, responding to emergencies such as fires, motor vehicle accidents, and medical assists.
Lions Bay Search and Rescue Society operates under the umbrella of the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP). The team provides wilderness and urban search and rescue services, primarily from Horseshoe Bay to Porteau Cove, also assisting search and rescue teams in nearby regions as well as participating in disaster relief efforts across the province.
Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers are trained to respond to assist those needing emergency food, clothing, shelter etc.
For all emergencies, dial 911. Calls are routed police (Squamish RCMP), fire (LBFR) or ambulance (BC Ambulance). For non emergency police services, dial 604-892-6100 (Squamish RCMP).
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Public Works is central to the health and safety of the residents of Lions Bay. Some of the services they provide include treatment and distribution of potable water, repair and maintenance of streets and bridges, winter snow and ice control, traffic and lighting, creeks and drainage, wastewater collection and treatment, facilities, parks and open spaces maintenance, waste collection services management, and more.
The Works Yard is located at 5 Tidewater Way and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends and statutory holidays. Phone: (604) 921-9833. To submit a Customer Service Request to Public Works, please click here.
For after-hours emergencies please call the Public Works On Call cell phone at (604) 290-1498.
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Do you have a Secondary Suite in your home? If so, please contact the Village Office to advise them of your suite and to set up a safety inspection appointment. For more information, see Secondary Suite Surcharge Bylaw No. 513, 2017.
If you are considering renting your home on a short term basis, please see the Temporary Use Permit Policy (Short Term Rentals). Note: Secondary Suites cannot be rented on a short term basis.
Mayor and Council meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month, excluding August. If you wish to speak before Council at a meeting, or present a delegation, please click here. Correspondence sent to email@example.com will go to the next Regular Council Meeting under the correspondence section and will be discussed at that time.
All other committees meet at various times during the year. See the meeting calendar below for the most up-to-date list.
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If you are new to the Province, you will likely have many questions about how to settle into life in B.C. Available in serveral languages, the Newcomer's Guide will answer your questions and help to make your transition quicker and easier.
The Village Update is a weekly newsletter e-mailed to residents who sign up for this service. Important announcements such as changes to garbage collection days, weather event reminders, coastal fire updates, notices of meetings and more can be found in its informative pages, along with a Message from the Mayor in most editions.
For those inquiring about posting in the Village Update, please read section 4 of the Website and Village Update Content Policy:
Information to be circulated by the electronic Village Update will be compiled and sent by Village staff once per week on Fridays, or Thursday where the Friday falls on a holiday. In cases where information relates specifically to health and safety matters, legislative requirements or where time constraints exist, the Village Update may be sent more than once per week. No advertising is premitted in the Village update, the content of which is intended to reflect the following:
- Mayor and Council Articles
- Council and Committee Info
- Lions Bay Volunteer Committees
- Coastal Fire Centre Newsletters
- Emergency Information
- Public Works Notices
- Lions Bay Fire Rescue Information
- Village Office Notices
- Village Hall Programs/Info
- Similar types of information to be disseminated to the community at large
Such content may include a business logo identifying a financial sponsor of a Lions Bay volunteer or community group which receives a Municipal grant, but there must be no link to the sponsor's business.
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