Contain Development

Why it's important to the region

Metro Vancouver will continue to grow by about 35,000 people every year – that’s about 100 people per day. Directing that growth to a compact urban area, the Urban Containment Boundary, helps to lower utility and infrastructure capital costs, protect important lands, and create vibrant communities with jobs, services, and amenities close to home.

 

What it means for you

Supports efficient utility & transportation infrastructure
Protected natural areas for recreation and health
Protected lands for local food production

 

Performance measures

Neglected Growth   Urban Containment   Remaining Urban

THE REGION IS GROWING

Neglected Growth

GROWTH WITHOUT SPRAWL

THE URBAN CONTAINMENT BOUNDARY

Growth Without Sprawl