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Crown Land Application - Public Comment

HCBC Staff
Created: March 23, 2018
Modified: April 21, 2018

The applicant has applied for a Crown Land Application for Adventure Tourism.

The public is invited to comment. Responses are due by April 20, 2018. If no response is received by the deadline, the application and adjudication process will move ahead.

Proponent: Northwest Mountain Experience

Reference Number: 269671

Tenure Type: Licence of Occupation

Intended Land Use/background context: The applicant has applied for winter back-country ski touring, summer hiking from two heli-access lodges that will be built within the Purcell Mountain area, approximately 24km NE of Crawford Bay. The applicant intends to use staging areas near Crawford Bay to fly clients to the lodges, where guests will ski or hike depending on season. The two planned lodge sites will be equipped with sleeping cabins, outhouse, shower, sauna and heli-pad. 800 guests in winter are expected for the first year of operation, then up to 2400 clients in the future. Up to 622 guests in the future are expected for the summer hiking program.

Location: Unsurveyed Crown Land in the Vicinity of Purcell Mountain

BCGS Mapsheet: 82F.078 and 82F.088

Sizes (Area) in ha. (approx.): 10,383 (ha)

Term of Proposal: 30 years

For additional information visit the Applications & Reasons for Decisions website at and search by File no. 4405891

Responses should be directed to Land Officer Christine Lohr at [email protected] or (250) 365-8627. Long distance callers from outside the Lower Mainland can call toll-free using Enquiry BC at 1-800-663-7867. Vancouver callers can call toll-free via Enquiry BC at 604-660-2421

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