Section 70, Land Title Act

  • The easterly 20 miles of Vancouver Island between Goldstream Creek and near Campbell River was granted to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in a series of land grants occurring between 1884 and 1925. This area is commonly referred to as the Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Railway Land Grant.
  • Current owners of land within the E&N grant area may wish to sell portions of their lands from time to time. In order to sell a portion of the E&N lands, that portion must have a certificate of title in the land title office. Before a title to the relevant portion of the E&N lands can be raised, that portion must first be defined. The definition of the relevant portion may be done by an explanatory plan prepared in accordance with section 70 of the Land Title Act.
  • Approval to use section 70 of the Land Title Act must be obtained from the Surveyor General.
  • Please submit applications through myLTSA using the SG Form Statutory Application for E&N Land Plan and Associated Plan (SGEN). The EFS User's Guide outlines the process to submit an application.
  • Explanatory Plans of Blocks within E&N Land Grant application packages must include a completed Checklist for Section 70.  
  • A checklist is also provided to assist in the preparation of the final plan
  • Directions to Land Surveyors No. 12 provides additional information.