Balfour Beach Park Management Plan

We look forward to the adoption of the Balfour Beach Regional Park Management Plan in the near future.

Click here to view the Final Balfour Beach Park Management Plan 

Public Involvement

A Public Meeting was held on June 23, 2015 to gather your comments on the Draft Balfour Beach Regional Park Management Plan.  This 3.8 hectare waterfront park is on the western shore of Kootenay Lake in the community of Balfour in Area E of the Regional District of Central Kootenay.  The Draft Management Plan includes a range of recommendations and provides direction for public access and actions to preserve the park’s natural environment. 

Background

Balfour Beach Regional Park is a 3.8 hectare undeveloped waterfront park located in Electoral Area E on Kootenay Lake. The lands are in their natural state, consisting mostly of steep, treed banks, with approximately 650 m (2,133 ft.) of water frontage.

Balfour Beach preserves access to a pristine waterfront and riparian environment.  It is primarily used by local residents for day-use recreation including boating, swimming, walking, beachcombing and nature appreciation. The lands are owned by the Province and the Regional District has entered into a Licence of Occupation agreement with the Province.  

Management Plan

In September 2014, the Regional District engaged Juliet Anderton Consulting http://www.julietandertonconsulting.ca/ and Ecoscape Environmental http://ecoscapeltd.com/ to prepare the Balfour Beach Regional Park Management Plan.  The management plan process has included consultation with interested organizations, approval authorities and the public. 

The Park Management Plan has been drafted to define the future direction, policies, priorities and actions for implementation by the Regional District.  Short and long term implementation strategies are identified to guide the operations, development and stewardship of the park, with a 10-year focus.  For More Information 

Cary Gaynor 
Parks Operation Supervisor
(250) 352-1510

Helpful Documents

Documents Available at the June 2015 Open House – TBD
Documents Available at the November 2014 Open House:

 

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