According to the Local Government Act, a municipality that has adopted a zoning bylaw must establish a Board of Variance to allow people to request relief from the provisions of that bylaw. A person may apply to the Board for a minor variance if they feel compliance with the bylaw would cause them hardship. The Board of Variance is a quasi-judicial board consisting of three volunteers from the community appointed by Council. 

Board of Variance Focus

The board of variance focuses primarily on hardship relating to matters such as siting, dimensions and size of buildings. A board of variance order cannot conflict with Land Title Act covenants or deal with matters in land use permits, land use contracts, floodplain bylaw specifications or phased development agreements.

Meetings: The Board of Variance proposes to meeting the first Wednesday of every month on as as needed basis. For detailed information, please visit the City's Community Calendar page.  Meetings of the Board of Variance are open to the public and only held as business needs arise.

Residents are able to participate by phoning into the meeting and following the instructions detailed below when prompted.

Call in on your phone:

1. MUTE the livestream on your computer.

2. Dial - 778.907.2071

3. When prompted, enter: 

Meeting ID:  
Participant ID:press #

Instructions:  LISTEN FOR City staff to call out the last 4 digits of your phone number, and a recorded prompt to unmute your phone by dialing *6. Begin your comments by sharing your name and city of residence. To raise your hand, press *9.

Date/Time: The next scheduled BOV meeting is July 6,  2022 at 2:00 p.m.

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Staff Contact: 

For more information regarding the Board of Variance please see below:


2022 Meetings


Meeting Date  
June 1Cancelled - No Applications 
May 4Cancelled -  No Applications 
April 6Cancelled -  No Applications 
March 2Cancelled - No Applications 
Febryary 2Cancelled - No Applications 
January 5Cancelled - No Applications 


2021 Meetings

Meeting Date   
November 3Cancelled - No Applications  
October 6Cancelled - No Applications  
September 1 Cancelled - No Applications  
July 7Agenda Minutes (draft)Notice
June 2AgendaMinutesNotice
May 5AgendaMinutesNotice
April 7Cancelled - No Applications  
March 3Cancelled - No Applications  
February 3Cancelled - No Applications  
January 6Cancelled - No Applications  


2020 Meetings

Meeting Date   
December 2AgendaMinutesNotice
November 4Cancelled - No Applications  
October 7Cancelled - No Applications  
September 2Cancelled - No Applications   
June 3Cancelled - No Applications  
May 6Cancelled - No Applications   
April 1Cancelled - No Applications   
March 4Cancelled - No Applications   
February 5Cancelled - No Applications   
January 15AgendaMinutesNotice


2019 Meetings

Meeting Date:

July 11





April 26AgendaMinutes  
March 22AgendaMinutes


Board Decisions From Previous Hearings

YearCivic AddressApproved or Denied
202113910 McKechnie RoadApproved
202118315 Ford RoadApproved
202111626 Harris RoadDenied
202011850 Springdale DriveApproved
201911956 Bonson RoadApproved
201919691 116A AvenueApproved
201913219 Sharpe RoadApproved
201815146 Harris RoadApproved
201613910 McKechnie RoadWithdrawn
201512430 188A StreetApproved
201418390 Old Dewdney Trunk RoadDenied
201317340 Kennedy RoadApproved
201217364 Kennedy RoadApproved
201218935 118B AvenueApproved
201119355 121 AvenueApproved
201018851 119B AvenueApproved
200913740 Sharpe RoadApproved
200919763 116A AvenueDenied
200812085 Blakely RoadApproved
200711707 Bonson RoadApproved
200611740 194a StreetWithrawn
200518681 McQuarrie RoadDenied
200519718 Cedar LaneDenied
200519286 Park RoadDenied
200319269 Park RoadDenied
200011630 Fraser Dyke RoadWithdrawn

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