Waterfront Stewardship Plan

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The City of Colwood is creating a Waterfront Stewardship Plan to protect the sensitive ecology and archaeology of its coastline and lagoon areas through thoughtful design that guides people through the space in appropriate ways. This master plan will inform Council decision-making for the next 10 years.

Planning will be informed by existing policies including the Official Community Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as public and stakeholder input.

The Stewardship Plan will outline how sensitive areas could be protected by directing visitors onto a multi-use pathway from the Lagoon Bridge to Royal Beach and present concepts for environmental landscaping that incorporates carefully designed features such as view points, seating and washrooms.

The final plan will identify options for protecting the highly sensitive wildlife habitat and archeological resources with design that enhances accessibility and guides activity to the most appropriate areas beyond the lagoon area along the full length of the waterfront.

Where we are in the process

The Waterfront Stewardship Plan process began early in 2021 with detailed background analyses by the consulting team, review of previous studies and reports, and input from community members, key stakeholders, project partners, and Colwood’s Waterfront Coastal Processes Committee.

That first phase allowed the team to sketch out some very early concepts for the waterfront which were shared with Colwood Council asking for their approval to proceed with continued community engagement.

Please share your thoughts

These are the information boards you will be asked to review as you go through the survey below.

Chat with us

Come chat with us when you see us out and about in the community:

  • Friday, August 6 from 6 to 8 pm at Herm Williams Park alongside the Music in the Park event
  • Wednesday, August 18 from 7 to 9 am at the Lagoon Beach
  • Saturday, August 21 from 4 to 6 pm at the Lagoon Beach
  • Saturday, August 28 throughout the day at the Lagoon Beach
  • Additional dates to come for booths around town and at local shops and services through the fall

Your input will help to develop and refine the plan that will be presented to Colwood Council to make decisions about next steps.


The City of Colwood is creating a Waterfront Stewardship Plan to protect the sensitive ecology and archaeology of its coastline and lagoon areas through thoughtful design that guides people through the space in appropriate ways. This master plan will inform Council decision-making for the next 10 years.

Planning will be informed by existing policies including the Official Community Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as public and stakeholder input.

The Stewardship Plan will outline how sensitive areas could be protected by directing visitors onto a multi-use pathway from the Lagoon Bridge to Royal Beach and present concepts for environmental landscaping that incorporates carefully designed features such as view points, seating and washrooms.

The final plan will identify options for protecting the highly sensitive wildlife habitat and archeological resources with design that enhances accessibility and guides activity to the most appropriate areas beyond the lagoon area along the full length of the waterfront.

Where we are in the process

The Waterfront Stewardship Plan process began early in 2021 with detailed background analyses by the consulting team, review of previous studies and reports, and input from community members, key stakeholders, project partners, and Colwood’s Waterfront Coastal Processes Committee.

That first phase allowed the team to sketch out some very early concepts for the waterfront which were shared with Colwood Council asking for their approval to proceed with continued community engagement.

Please share your thoughts

These are the information boards you will be asked to review as you go through the survey below.

Chat with us

Come chat with us when you see us out and about in the community:

  • Friday, August 6 from 6 to 8 pm at Herm Williams Park alongside the Music in the Park event
  • Wednesday, August 18 from 7 to 9 am at the Lagoon Beach
  • Saturday, August 21 from 4 to 6 pm at the Lagoon Beach
  • Saturday, August 28 throughout the day at the Lagoon Beach
  • Additional dates to come for booths around town and at local shops and services through the fall

Your input will help to develop and refine the plan that will be presented to Colwood Council to make decisions about next steps.


Page last updated: 13 September 2021, 10:14