Schwatka Lake Area Plan


Schwatka LakePhoto: Alistair Maitland

Schwatka Lake Resources

Schwatka Lake Area Plan

On March 9, 2015, City Council adopted the Schwatka Lake Area Plan as a guiding document for aviation, recreation, conservation, and other land uses and activities on the west shore of Schwatka Lake. The Area Plan provides 37 recommendations for infrastructure and management improvements that were developed through an extensive public consultation process. The City and Urban Systems Ltd. extend a big thank you! to everyone who participated.

Implementation and Working Group

With the Area Plan adopted, the next step is to implement the plan's recommendations. A Working Group has been organized to help oversee this process – if you would like to take part, please send us an email with your contact information.

Items in progress include: 

  • Launch reconstruction (work to be completed in spring 2017) 
  • Signage strategy (in development) 

Completed items include:

  • Schwatka Lake Waterfront Policy repealed / Dock Policy and Standards adopted (March 29, 2016) 
  • Speed limit reduction to 40 km/hr on Miles Canyon Road adopted (January 11, 2016)
  • Official Community Plan amendments adopted (August 31, 2015)
  • Fees and Charges Bylaw amendments adopted (July 13, 2015)

Other Resources (external links)


Erica Beasley, Planner at (867) 668-8600 or