Agricultural Plan

Preservation and Promotion

The central objectives of the Agricultural Plan are to help define the city's role with respect to agriculture, identify priority actions necessary to support the viability of farming, taking in the regional context, anticipate future changes and complement the Official Community Plan.

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Adopted August 9, 2011

After extensive review and public consultation, City of West Kelowna Council adopted the Agricultural Plan in summer 2011:

Past Process

  • Background Report on the creation of the plan as presented to Council on October 19, 2010
  • Workshop held with Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Farm Tour held throughout the City of West Kelowna
  • Hosted Agricultural Community Open House
  • Agricultural Visioning Workshop Coordinated
  • Background materials compiled
  • Water supply and agricultural irrigation practices reviewed

Project Overview

A Request for Proposals was issued February 9, 2010.

Five proposals were received and evaluated by a selection committee comprised of City of West Kelowna planning staff, utilizing the Evaluation Criteria outlined in the RFP. The contract was ultimately awarded to Don Cameron Associates

The Agricultural Plan was funded in part by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C., through programs it delivers on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.

Questions & Further Information

If you have inquiries regarding the Agricultural Plan, please email Development Services at dev.services@westkelownacity.ca or call 778-797-8830.

Funding Partners

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (BCMAL) and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF) were key partners in the creation of the City of West Kelowna's first Agricultural Plan. We are committed to working with our industry partners to address issues of importance to the agriculture and agrifood industry in British Columbia. Opinions expressed on this web page and in the final plan, are those of the City of West Kelowna and not necessarily those of AAFC, BCMAL or IAF.