Reasons to Support

We are listening…

It is our goal to have the best plan that blends the social, economic and environmental interests of the community.   Handshake Holdings has therefore requested additional time for consultation

Building jobs and community

Approval of the Handshake Holdings proposal will create new jobs and investment in Fernie and the Regional District. We estimate there will be 250 jobs

Galloway Lands Reports

Read the Galloway Lands professional consultant reports here. t has been our intention to increase everyones knowledge base to allow for a more informed discussion between all parties. 

Trails and Public use forever!

Approval of the Galloway Lands will ensure public access on the property forever. Current public use is largely unauthorized and continued use remains at risk

Summaries, Questions and Answers


Read the Summary and Recommendations and Questions and Answers here…

Fire Safety

Read the Summary and Recommendations, and Questions and Answers here…

Site Plan

  • 185 Ha (457 ac) total property area
  • 75 maximum homesites
  • 1.0 Ha (2.5 ac) minimum lot size
  • 128.5 Ha (320 ac) 70% conservation area

Zoning Plan

  • 50% of total property area zoned Parks and Recreation
  • Zoning ensures protection of Lizard Creek and conservation buffer on all boundaries


  • 50% of total property area zoned for conservation (PG-2 Zone)
  • 20% additional area with no-build conservation covenants
  • 70% total site area managed for conservation
  • Buffers for homesites to Lizard Creek and all boundaries
  • Building envelopes further restrict buildable area of each homesite

Public access

  • Permanent public access for walking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing protected by covenant
  • Public access permitted to all lands zoned as Park and along Nordic Trail loop
  • Further public access lands to be determined as trail system is defined
  • Mountain bike and multi-use trail to be open to public use

Lot Detail Plan

Highline Drive

Lizard Creek

Mt. Fernie Provincial Park

Boardman Creek

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