On behalf of David Harley, Brent Harley and Associates Inc. has submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) to develop an all-season resort along London Ridge and Whitewater Ridge, near New Denver, BC. “Zincton” is requesting exclusive use of 5,500 hectares of public land for a range of tourist activities, including skiing, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as the construction of a luxury lodge in Goat Canyon. The proponent’s adjacent private lands will be developed as part of the project, and at buildout Zincton expects 1,750 guests.
Zincton All-Seasons Resort Expression of Interest
on Ministry’s Website
Information Page: Zincton All-Seasons Resort Expression of Interest (check frequently for updates)
Zincton EOI_Exec Summary_May 13 2020 (PDF, 4.15mb)
Full Expression of Interest:
Zincton_EOI_May 13 2020 (PDF, 14.23mb)
EOI Summary of Engagement (Released December 8, 2020)
EOI Summary of Engagement (PDF)
FAQs for Zincton All-Seasons Resort EOI
Info from https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/
1. What is the resort development planning and approval process under the All-Seasons Resort Policy (ASRP)?
- The Expression of Interest (EOI) is the initial stage of a multi-stage process that is preliminary in nature and intended to identify values, land use conflicts and interests that will inform the requirements for proceeding to the next stage in that process. Under the ASRP there is a requirement for public consultation at each stage in the review process (EOI, Formal Proposal, Draft Master Plan and Final Master Plan).
- The EOI has been through the initial 30-day comment period with the Agencies, Public, Stakeholders and Indigenous communities.
- Feasibility of the project will be determined following the 30-day comment period, the receipt of all comments and identification of any land-use conflicts, including those provided by the public in response to advertising this EOI.
- The summary of comments from the 30-day comment period can be found here: EOI Summary of Engagement (PDF)
- If the EOI is found to be feasible, the proponent will be invited to submit a Formal Proposal and if accepted the Ministry would initiate a more intensive and detailed review and planning process consistent with the All-Seasons Resort Policy (ASRP) and the All-Seasons Resort Guidelines (ASRG).
- For more details on the planning process and information requirements for All-Season resort development please go to: /gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resort-development/applying-to-develop-a-resort
- For a visual presentation of the entire process from an EOI to the final project approval please refer to the All-Seasons Resort Application Process Flowchart.
2. What guides the proposal and planning processes to develop an All-Seasons Resort on Crown land?
- The disposition of Crown land for the use, operation and development of an All-Season Resort is guided by the All-Season Resort Policy (ASRP) and the All-Season Resort Guidelines (ASRG). The Guidelines are used in conjunction with the ASRP in order to foster well-balanced, environmentally sensitive mountain resorts.
- The ASRP provides for a comprehensive, multi-stage resort planning and development review process whereby each stage informs requirements before proceeding to a subsequent stage. This is the process that applies to all resort proposals which meet the criteria as defined in ASRP.
- To learn more please go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resort-development
Contact Info: Mountain Resorts Branch (British Columbia)
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development Contacts
510-175 2nd Avenue
Kamloops BC V2C 5W1
PO BOX 9852 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9T5