Schwatka Lake Area Plan

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Schwatka LakePhoto: Alistair Maitland


Announcements: Launch Reconstruction Complete

A new public plane and boat launch has been installed on the west shore of Schwatka Lake. The City extends its thanks to Associated Engineering, Sidhu Trucking, and Advanced Construction for the design and construction of this renewed facility. Funding for the work has been provided by Gas Tax Canada. What's next? Two new public docks have been purchased for the lake, one for the west shore and one for the east shore. Installation will occur soon. Funding for this work is provided by Canada 150.   


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. A Working Group has been organized to help oversee implementation and to discuss emerging topics that affect the area. If you would like to participate in this group, send us an email.

Items in progress: 

  • New public docks for east and west shore (Canada 150 project)  
  • Signage strategy


  • Launch reconstruction (Gas Tax project)
  • 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)


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