The Greater Sea-to-Sky and Howe Sound region is renowned for its natural beauty and desirable lifestyle. Its communities are growing rapidly. Five of these communities – Whistler, Squamish, Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast, and West Vancouver – have established community foundations to address a variety of community needs.
A driving impetus for the Vital Exploration study was recognition that our communities are increasingly connected, and that complex social, economic, and environmental priorities transcend our borders.
By better understanding the issues we have in common and the unique needs of certain communities, we can support each other and provide leadership in a considered, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
This report highlights some of the pressures experienced throughout the region, and is aimed at catalyzing conversations to better understand the issues, and identify potential solutions and region-wide responses.