FAQs

Please consult your municipality or regional district with respect to all subdivision and consolidation questions and applications. A BC land...

A practicing BC land surveyor (BCLS) who is a member of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors is the only person qualified to legally...

Under common law, a waterfront property owner does own land that has legitimately accreted to the upland through gradual and imperceptible natural...

Waterfront properties have natural boundaries that are subject to the forces of erosion and deposition (accretion). A BC land surveyor is licensed...

Various survey plans of historic interest are retained by the LTSA, including:

  • Indian reserve plans
  • Federal Harbour plans....

Owners of waterfront properties enjoy certain riparian rights. These rights include access to and from the water, protection of the property from erosion, and ownership of lawful accretion.

A waterfront property can also lose land through slow and natural erosion. For a fulsome explanation of common law rights enjoyed by a waterfront parcel, please seek legal advice.

To determine the extent of a waterfront parcel, please contact a British Columbia land surveyor.