Public Lake Access



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership


Whereas requirements for highway access to water is legislatively required for subdivisions that border a body of water and these accesses become the responsibility of the Province under the Transportation Act; and

Whereas many of these highway access points on Crown Land have organically developed into public access points such as boat launches which the public desires use of; and

Whereas the Province does not maintain these access points and the public continues to express their concern for lack of maintenance to local governments;

Therefore be it resolved that the NCLGA and UBCM request that the Province recognize these highway access points established under provincial legislation as official public access points and that the Province maintain these sites to provide the public with access to British Columbia's lakes.