Land Use Planning / Agricultural Land Reserve

Some properties within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George are within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).  The ALR is a provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use. Farming is encouraged and non-agricultural uses are restricted.  

Extensive information about the ALR, including the permitted uses and application process, is available on the website of the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission:

If you wish to subdivide, use your land for non-farm purposes, or exclude your land from the ALR, you must submit an application to the Agricultural Land Commission for approval prior to any development taking place.  

As of July 15, 2015, applications must be made using an online Application Portal.  Paper forms cannot be accepted. 

ALC Application Portal

Applications submitted to the Application Portal for subdivision, non-farm use, and exclusion are initially processed and evaluated by the Regional District, and then may be submitted to the Agricultural Land Commission for a decision.  The Regional District Board may make the final decision for some subdivision and non-farm use applications.  The Agricultural Land Commission has entered into a delegation agreement with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, which grants some decision making powers within approved official community plan areas.

For further information contact:

Provincial Agricultural Land Commission             

Tel: 604-660-7000


RDFFG Planning Department

Tel: 250-960-4400.