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Metro Vancouver plans a new $40 million park with campgrounds on Bowen Island.

Preliminary concepts for the park include day-use picnic areas, paths with "impressive viewpoints," beach access, and supervised overnight camping areas. included.

Metro Vancouver is buying 97 hectares of land for a new regional park on Bowen Island
Metro Vancouver will allocate 97 hectares of land for a new regional park. are purchasing. Bowen Island jpg

Metro Vancouver has purchased land on Bowen Island worth $40 million and equipped with a camp. We are planning to turn it into a local park.

The Regional District on Wednesday purchased 97 hectares, or 24 parcels, of land at Cape Roger Curtis on the waterfront for both day use and overnight camping. He said he was planning a park that would incorporate area.

"Regional parks contribute to the health and well-being of residents by protecting natural areas that are home to important ecosystems and connecting them with natural spaces," says Metro Vancouver. Chairman of the Board, he said Sav Dhaliwal. in a statement.

Metro Vancouver is buying 97 hectares of land for a new regional park on Bowen Island
Metro Vancouver will allocate 97 hectares of land for a new regional park. are purchasing. Bowen Island jpg

He said the park supports climate action and the region's growth goals. Metro Vancouver is seeking other funding partners to assist in the acquisition and development of regional parks.

The park is within the territory of the Skwxwú7meshuxwumixw/Squamish Nation, and Metro said discussions about the development and management of the park are ongoing.

"This regional park will facilitate the enjoyment of nature by present and future generations and protect the coastal ecosystems that the Skirmish Nation has managed since time immemorial. "It helps," he said Skwxwú7meshuxwumixw/. Squamish Nation spokesperson Sxwíxwtn said in a statement.

"We look forward to working with Metro Vancouver and the Bowen Island Municipality to see how language and culture can be integrated into the park planning process."

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Metro Vancouver is purchasing 97 hectares of land for a new regional park . Bowen Island jpg

Initial concepts for the park included day-use picnic areas, trails with "impressive viewpoints," beach access, and guarded Includes accommodation. According to Metro Vancouver, there are three group camps, approximately 50 walk-in/bike-in tent sites, 35 accessible drive-in tent sites, and a campground with 10 tent cabins.

Recreational vehicles and trailer camps are not permitted. If the land is successfully added to Metro Vancouver's regional park system, planning and design will continue through his 2023, the regional district said in a news release.

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