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  • Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre
  • Sicamous Housing Projects



The District is working on several projects this fall!

This includes Housing Needs, the  Zoning Bylaw, Short-term Rentals, and Main Street Design. More information on each project and opportunities for public input can be found below.

Upcoming Consultation Opportunities

Zoning Bylaw

The District will be hosting two in-person Open Houses and two online Workshops to review and discuss the proposed District of Sicamous Zoning Bylaw No. 1000, 2021. These consultation sessions are scheduled for September 9th, 14th, and 15th and are open to the public, landowners, and developers. Please see the flyer being published in local papers next week and shared on social media for more details. Copies of the proposed bylaw are available online (below) or print versions are available at the District offices located at 446 Main Street, Sicamous. 

Edit: Please note that the in-person Open Houses are subject to Public Health Orders. Masks are now mandatory for those over 5 years old, attendees will need to sign in, and there will be a limit on the number of people in the room at a time. Attendees are welcome to book a time with staff by phoning (250) 836 5261 or emailing 



Housing Needs

The online workshops for local stakeholders scheduled for this week have been postponed to allow more individuals to attend, and the public survey will remain open until October 1st. New workshop dates and times below:

Wednesday September 29th, 2021

10:00am Local Developers & Builders

1:00pm Non-Profit and Community Based Organizations

6:00pm Large Employers

If you are a Stakeholder and have not received an invitation and would like to participate, please contact us by phoning (250) 836 5261 or emailing 


Housing Needs

Survey (Online)
Survey (Print and Complete)



In collaboration with CitySpaces, we are conducting a housing needs assessment to help us better understand current and future housing needs. The resulting Housing Needs Report will be used as a foundation for planning and will inform residential development for at least the next five years. The survey is open until October 1st and consultation with stakeholders begins at the end of September! 

Completed surveys can be scanned and emailed or dropped off at the District offices.

  • District Offices - 446 Main Street, Sicamous BC - 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday

Zoning Bylaw No. 1000, 2021

In 2020, Holland Planning Innovations prepared a draft zoning bylaw to replace the District of Sicamous Zoning Bylaw No. 101, 1993. The first draft passed First Reading at the August 11, 2021 Regular Council Meeting. Consultation continues this week, with another online workshop and live open house.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sarah Martin at or (250)836-5261.



Open House (September 15, 2021)

11:30am to 2:30pm


Community Mapping Excercise

Sometimes, it is easier to share your thoughts when you can point to a place on a map! Share your comments and photos of things around Sicamous that you love, that make you go "meh", or where you would love to see something new.

Please add pins and provide comment or photos where you have comments regarding our current consultation topics:

  • Housing Needs
  • Zoning Bylaw Draft

Mapping Instructions



Short-Term Rentals (Consultation Complete)

Survey (Closed July 31)

As a destination community, Sicamous attracts vacationers in both the winter and summer months. In recent years, online services such as Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) or Airbnb have become popular in residential neighbourhoods, as an alternative to a hotel. There can be a negative impact on local hotel businesses, the availability of housing, and the residential character of neighborhoods. 

There are a number of opportunities to provide your thoughts on short-term rentals in Sicamous, including a survey, mapping exercise and in-person and online consultation events.

Main Street Revitalization (Consultation Complete)

Survey (Closed August 6)

The District of Sicamous is working on a Downtown revitalization plan and is seeking input on the road cross section for Main Street. Particularly, for the south side of Main Street to support the future developments (Healing Centre, etc.). This includes road and sidewalk width, parking type, street furnishings, intersection treatments, and boulevards. 

There are a number of opportunities to provide your comments and concerns regarding the south side of Main Street design including a survey, mapping exercise and in-person and online consultation events.

"The street is a place to be seen. Sociability is a large part of why cities exist, and the streets are a major if not the only public place for that sociability to develop. At the same time, the street is a place to be alone, to be private, to wonder what it was once like, or what it could be like. It is a place for the mind to wander, triggered by something there on the street or by something internal, more personal, a place to walk while whatever inside unfolds, yet again." 

(Allan B Jacobs, Great Streets)

Chainsaw Art

Have you seen the cute little black bear carving on Main Street? Throughout July, the District held a kids survey to decide what the stump at the future site of the Healing Centre should be carved into, a bear, racoon, or owl. See the video below from the carving on  August 2nd!

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