Moyie & Area OCP & Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw

Welcome to the source for information regarding the Moyie Official Community Plan and Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw planning process.

The Latest News:

An Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, 2019  from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Moyie Community Hall.  The Open House will be a relatively informal drop-in, come-and-go set up; however, RDEK staff will do a brief presentation at 7:30 to review the draft Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw. Copies of the draft bylaws will be available at the meeting and both staff and RDEK Area C Director Rob Gay will be available throughout the evening.  The latest project newsletter can be found under the Project Newsletters link at the right (under Important Links).

In May 2018, a meeting was held specifically related to the Moyie Narrows. The meeting began with a presentation from RDEK staff who provided background on the Moyie and Area Official Community Plan consultation process.  Those in attendance were informed that during the consultation process, residents voiced their concern regarding preservation of the Narrows.  This meeting was hosted to provide information to the community on various options regarding preserving the Narrows.  This meeting was to provide information only, no decisions were made at this meeting.  Below are links to the presentations from the meeting.

For background information, maps of the OCP & Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw area, information on the Advisory Commission, project newsletters and past meeting information / highlights / links, please click on the Important Links tabs.

Important Links


What's Been Done:

  • Introductory Meeting
  • Initial Survey
  • Creation of Advisory Group
  • Community Planning Workshop
  • Meeting regarding Moyie Narrows


The goals of the planning process:

  • update the existing land use policies with an Official Community Plan (OCP)
  • consolidate the existing land use regulations with the Cranbrook Rural Zoning bylaw to create one zoning bylaw for Electoral Area C South

How is the OCP different from the existing land use bylaw?

  • Policy in the proposed OCP will be more expansive.
  • The current land use bylaw was adopted in 2008.  The proposed OCP will recognize current issues and opportunities.

Why update the land use bylaw now?

  • This planning process is an opportunity to create one zoning bylaw for the majority of Electoral Area C.
  • Updating the existing land use bylaw is an opportunity to bring definitions and regulations into conformity with newer Regional District bylaws.

Please note that properties’ land use designations will not change.  For example, if your property is currently designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the Moyie & Area Land Use Bylaw, it will be designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the proposed Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw.

Planning Process Highlights

Board Authorization

April 2017

Newsletter #1/Introductory Meeting/Questionnaire

June 2017

Land Use Survey/Issue Identification

April - August 2018

Advisory Group Meeting October 2017

Newsletter #2/Workshops

November 2017

Advisory Group Meeting December 2017
Advisory Group Meeting April 2018

Community Engagement/Newsletter #3

May 2018

Public Information Meeting – Moyie Narrows

May 26, 2018

Advisory Group Meeting May 2018

Preparation of Draft Bylaws

August - November 2018

Advisory Group Meeting September 2018
Newsletter #4 January 2019

Open House/Draft Presentation

January 22, 2019

Draft Revisions

Winter 2019

Formal Bylaw Adoption Process

Winter 2019

Questions? Require further information, please contact:

Michele Bates, Planner
Phone: 250-489-2791
Toll free 1-888-478-7335
Fax: 250-489-1287

Director Rob Gay

Last edited: Thu, January 03, 2019 - 10:39:03