Bridal Veil Mountain Resort (Planning in Progress)

Bridal Veil Mountain Resort is a new all-season resort proposed for the mountains just east of the City of Chilliwack, wholly within S’ólh Téméxw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people. On behalf of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort Ltd., Brent Harley and Associates (BHA) submitted an Expression of Interest to the Province of BC in January 2021 and the project is currently proceeding through both the Provincial resort review process and initial consultation with the Stó:lō Communities.

In concept, upon arriving at Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, guests will travel by one of two sightseeing gondolas from the floor of the Fraser Valley to a vehicle-free, mountain recreation area, 3,940 feet above. In winter, guests will be able to ski or snowboard, backcountry tour, cross-country ski, skate, snowshoe, go tubing or sightsee. In summer, they will be able to hike, camp, sightsee or go downhill or cross-country mountain biking. Ecological and Indigenous cultural programs and sightseeing will be available year-round. While these facilities, programs and activities remain to be planned and designed in detail in consultation with Stó:lō Communities, they would be effectively separated and hidden from the valley floor, offering guests a remote mountain recreation experience with spectacular views of the Fraser River and the Cascade Mountain Range.

Given the opportunity, Bridal Veil Mountain Resort’s attractions and year-round recreation activities will be complemented by two base-area villages, one in the valley and another in the alpine. Both will be developed in consultation with the Stó:lō people to reflect the culture and history of the local Stó:lō Communities. These villages will provide accommodation for overnight guests in a diverse range of resort and residential housing. The Valley Village will feature a town centre, with a range of retail and dining experiences, and services such as a grocery store, pharmacy, and medical centre. The Alpine Village, which is approximately 1,000 feet higher than Whistler Village, will be more tourism and recreation oriented with hotels and unique restaurants, retail, galleries, and spas.

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Project Details

Client: Bridal Veil Mountain Resort Ltd.

Year: 2021 (Ongoing)

Skills

Ski Area Planning

Base Area Planning

GIS Analysis & Database Management

First Nations Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement

Report Formatting and Production