Greater Vancouver–Sea to Sky Region
FBC's Work in the Region
FBC provides facilitation and project management services for local and regional work. Here are some initiatives now underway in the Greater Vancouver - Sea to Sky Region:
FBC also delivers BC-wide programs that serve the GVSS region. These include:
If you would like to explore program partnership opportunities, please contact us.
A great place to live and play — and worth the effort to keep that way. FBC has provided facilitation and engagement services for visitor use management plans to secure a sustainable future for several busy recreation areas of the Sea to Sky corridor. Learn more.
Plug in BC is an FBC partnership program that has supported the uptake of electric vehicles since the first electric vehicles rolled out on BC roads over a decade ago. Will your next vehicle be electric? Check out the experience of Holden, a resident of Squamish, and other EV drivers through #LiveElectric Stories on FBC's Emotive site.
About the GVSS
The Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky (GVSS) region is home to over 2.4 million people — it's the most populated, urban and culturally diverse region in the Fraser Basin and BC. Residents here enjoy city conveniences alongside spectacular natural landscapes and ecological diversity. The need for balance, however, is critical as the region grows. The Fraser Basin Council works with others in the GVSS region to inspire and support action for sustainability.
For the purpose of FBC programs, the GVSS region includes Metro Vancouver and the western part of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District ― the communities of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.
The GVSS also includes the home and traditional territories of Mainland Coast Salish First Nations: Douglas, Kwantlen, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Lil’wat, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Samahquam, Semiahmoo, Skatin, Squamish, Tseil-Waututh, Tsawwassen, Union Bar, Xaxli'p and Yale.
Regional districts and communities of the GVSS have many sustainability challenges and opportunities for leadership. Metro Vancouver, for example, is responsible for such services as drinking water, sewage and drainage, solid waste management and regional parks for 21 member communities. The regional district also has planning and regulatory responsibility for utilities, air quality and regional growth. To learn more, see Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy, Metro 2050 and Translink's Transport 2050.