The CSRD has increased the allowable dock size on a number of populated lakes in the area. (File photo)

Larger private docks supported for Shuswap lakes

CSRD approves bylaw increasing allowable dock sizes for single-family homes, parks

Following significant public response, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be increasing the maximum dock size allowed on a number of populated lakes in the region.

The lakes affected by the bylaw change are: Humamilt Lake, Hunakwa Lake, Little White Lake, Shuswap Lake, White Lake and portions of Adams and Mara Lakes.

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Previously, the maximum size for docks at both single-family homes and parks was 24 m², not including the walkway out to it which is limited in width but not in length. At houses, the dock size has been increased to 33.45 m², at parks it can now be 40 m².

Extensive public consultation preceded the adoption of the new dock size bylaw with more than 300 people filling out surveys and others attending a public hearing. A sample of the average dock size in the area was also done.

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The CSRD’s Lakes Zoning Bylaw regulates dock sizes. Development permits are required for the installation of docks in Electoral Areas C and F. According to the CSRD, development permits for dock installations are expected to become a requirement in Electoral Area E, the rural area surrounding Sicamous in 2020.

Residents with questions about the installation and use of docks on the affected lakes can call 250-833-5904 or email plan@csrd.bc.ca.


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