Regulations and Bylaws

Regulations and Bylaws
Regulations and Bylaws

Click on links below for more information about legislation, regulations and bylaws that are relevant to invasive species management in the Sea to Sky region.

Government of Canada

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Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD)

For more information about SLRD bylaws, please refer to the SLRD website.

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Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)

For more information about RMOW Bylaws, please refer to the RMOW website. To contact RMOW Bylaw Enforcement, email bylawservices@whistler.ca or call (604)-935-8280.

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District of Squamish (DOS)

  • Invasive Species Management Bylaw prohibits a person from sowing, planting, cultivating, releasing or spreading an invasive species on any property within the DOS. Additionally, no person or business can sell or distribute invasive species within the District. The list of invasive species to which this bylaw applies, are those species listed under the Community Charter – Spheres of Concurrent Jurisdiction.
  • Pesticide and Herbicide Use Bylaw prohibits the use of pesticides on outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers and other ornamental plants or turf on public or private lands. Note that pesticides ‘applied to control or destroy Invasive Species in accordance with the Integrated Pest Management Act (B. C.) and the Invasive Species Management Bylaw (2786, 2020)’ are an exception to this bylaw. You can learn more about the Invasive Species Management Bylaw and the Pesticide and Herbicide Use Bylaw here.
  • Unsightly Premise Bylaw prohibits land or property owners from letting properties become or remain untidy and/or unsightly.
  • Solid Waste Bylaw establishes rules and regulations Solid Waste Utility and Solid Waste Disposal in the DOS
  • Zoning Bylaw pertains to rules and regulations of all zones of land, surfaces of water, buildings and structures that fall under the area boundary of the DOS
  • Fees and Charges Bylaw allows charges and fees to be applied to provided services and information in the DOS, including the disposal of invasive plant material
  • Official Community Plan Bylaw – Schedule N (Squamish Oceanfront Peninsula) and Schedule O (Waterfront Landing)

For more information about DOS bylaws, please refer to the DOS website. Questions may be directed to the Legislative Services department at (604)-892-5217. For bylaw enforcement, call (604)-815-5067.

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Village of Pemberton

For more information about Village of Pemberton bylaws, please refer to the Pemberton Bylaw Services Website. To contact Bylaw Enforcement, email aburt@pemberton.ca or call (604) 894-6135.

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Village of Lions Bay

For more information about the Village of Lions Bay bylaws, please refer to the Lions Bay Bylaw Services Website. To contact Bylaw Enforcement, email cao@lionsbay.ca or call (604) 921-9333.

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