Think you own your own waterfront? Don't be so Shore.

Think you own your own waterfront? Don't be so Shore.

Can I Own my Waterfront Shoreline? 

The area between the bank and the water's edge (often called the beach or foreshore) belongs to the Crown, not to landowners. Even if dedicated lands don't separate your lot from the lake, the land closest to the lake or river is usually the bank of the water body. In British Columbia, the foreshore is publicly owned. The foreshore of the Burrard Inlet where ones's property is located is managed by the District of West Vancouver, which leases it from the province. The pool and seawall are considered "encroachments" on the foreshore. Click here to read more


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