Nature and Community Connected
Grafton Lake is at the centre of Bowen Island. What used to be five separate properties was gathered together in the 1970s by Art Rennison. Under a proposal now going through the approval process, the lake will be surrounded by the new Art Rennison Nature Preserve, which will be owned by the Municipality, and a community will grow to the east and south of the lake.
Find out more at graftonlake.ca
The Art Rennison Nature Preserve
A park of 245 acres including the entire wetland habitat and large areas of lowland rainforest will be preserved in the Art Rennison Nature Preserve. This protected area will surround Grafton Lake, the source of water for people in and around Snug Cove. Wildlife corridors adjacent to residential areas will preserve open streams and provide a wildlife corridor between Mount Gardner and the Eco Reserve. The new community will be a hub of trails going in every direction.
A comprehensive plan
The land plan shows where elements of the plan will appear. Currently there is no waiting list for housing, but we’ll update this page as soon as there is – possibly in early 2019. There will be a 15% component of affordable long-term rental housing in each phase. The first phase will begin near the water treatment centre site to the northeast. Click to enlarge.