The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has launched a process to update the Official Community Plan (OCP) for the South Cariboo Area.  The existing Plan was adopted in 1996 and many changes have taken place over the past 20 years. This guiding document will be updated to align community values, aspirations and perspectives for growth within the South Cariboo Area. Some of the issues the updated OCP will address include economic development, agriculture policy, shoreland management practices, environmental protection and climate change.

This is an interactive map where you can identify areas of Value (in green) and areas of Concern (in red).  Please edit the map to show us more detail about this area.


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A huge thank you to everyone who visited the CRD booth at the South Cariboo Garlic Festival and filled out the second Community Survey. The CRD received some great comments about important community issues facing the South Cariboo Area.  A second Public Consultation Summary Report is now available on the right hand side of the page. It summarizes the comments heard at the Garlic Festival and in the second Community Survey.

You can also read our fourth Community Newsletter, which was released at the beginning of November. It is also available on the right hand side of this page.

A preliminary draft of the revised OCP is in the works. Sections of the OCP will be reviewed with the Advisory Committee, CRD Staff and other stakeholders throughout the fall and winter. The planning team will be contacting community stakeholder groups to discuss, confirm or revise objectives and address how to work towards meeting them. OCP sections will be released on the CRD website for public comment and review as they become available.



South-Cariboo-Area-Ocp-Update Frequently Asked Questions


The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) launched a project to update the South Cariboo Area Official Community Plan (OCP). 



An OCP is a regulatory document that provides policies on a broad range of topics including the environment, housing, parks and infrastructure. OCPs designate land for specific purposes, like commercial/retail uses, residential areas, and parks and establish policy for land use and development in general. They are one of the most important planning documents for a community.


Originally adopted in 1996, the OCP needs updating to better reflect current community issues and priorities.

OCP updates are community-driven processes. We are working to engage residents, business owners, property owners and other stakeholders. A volunteer South Cariboo Area OCP Advisory Committee of area residents, business owners and Electoral Area Directors has been set up to help review materials, provide input on the Draft OCP, and to help keep their neighbours, friends and colleagues up-to-date on the project and collect their input.  

Work started on the project in September 2015 and it is expected to be completed by winter 2016. The timeline outlines major project components and expected timing.


As the project moves forward, the website will be updated to reflect our progress so you can use it as your home base to be informed, stay connected and get involved!

The South Cariboo Area OCP Advisory Committee is open to all residents and everyone is welcome to participate. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, would like more information about this Committee or have any other questions/concerns, please contact the CRD’s Development Services department at or call 250-392-3351 (toll free: 1-800-665-1636). Make sure to follow the CRD Facebook page at for other important community updates!

Existing OCP (1996)



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