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Over two million parcels are displayed in ParcelMap BC representing active titled and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels in British Columbia. 

Parcels Represented

Parcels in ParcelMap BC are represented in many ways. Some of the more common parcels are described below. 

Building Strata Parcels

Building Strata parcels are represented two dimensionally based on the horizontal extent of the parent parcel. Each related building strata lot is linked to this parcel representation for completeness

Bare Land Strata Parcels

For Bare Land Strata parcels, strata lots are mapped individually, including any common property. In the case of phased strata (both Building and Bare Land), the phase extent is mapped as part of the parent, with that phase's strata lots associated to it and the remainder of the parent mapped separately. With each phase amendment, the remainder shrinks and the strata representation parcel grows. Assuming all phases complete, the full extent of the parcel will become the original parent parcel with all strata lots associated to it.

Air Space Parcels

Air space parcels are included in ParcelMap BC, each represented two dimensionally using the horizontal extent of the parent parcel and individually attributed. Air space parcels and the remainder parcel representation will overlap topologically.

Interest Parcels

ParcelMap BC also includes Interest parcels for charges defined on a plan filed with the LTSA after that region in ParcelMap BC became operational. These could be easements, covenants, rights of way over titled parcels or Statutory Right of Ways (SRWs) over untitled Crown land.

In ParcelMap BC, Interest parcels will topologically overlap other cadastral parcels. Similar to air space parcels, volumetric charges are represented two dimensionally using the horizontal extent of the parent parcel but attributed as Interest parcels.

Owner Types

Each parcel in ParcelMap BC is assigned an Owner Type, depending on whether the parcel is associated with an active title.

Owner Types include:

  • Private
  • Federal
  • Crown Provincial
  • Crown Agency
  • Municipal
  • First Nation
  • Mixed Ownership
  • None
  • Unknown

View a detailed reference for each Owner Type in ParcelMap BC.

Understanding Accuracy

The ParcelMap BC fabric is compiled of parcels represented at a known level of accuracy.

To improve parcel fabric quality and integrity, spatial improvements are used to update both the relative and absolute positioning of survey parcels and to improve the accuracy of the parcel representations shown in ParcelMap BC.