Official Community Plan (OCP)


What is an Official Community Plan?

An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a high-level planning document governed by British Columbia’s Local Government Act (LGA). Municipalities use OCP’s to address the “big picture” or future vision of the community, over a 20-year timeframe.  OCP’s are used to plan the nature and location of land use, development, and services based on community values. Detailed master planning for specific infrastructure, services and neighbourhood areas within the community refine the general direction provided in an OCP.  The OCP policies guide the Zoning Bylaw land use regulations.

Through a community process, an OCP develops a community vision and defines the goals policies, land use designations and other guidelines to reach that Vision. Once adopted by bylaw, all future works, plans and regulations enacted by the City must be consistent with the OCP. The OCP acts as a constant reference to ensure that proposed actions are aligned with the Vision. It enables both Council and residents to support and encourage desired development and community initiatives and to discourage proposals that are inconsistent with the OCP.

Over the course of time, the OCP goals, policies, land use designations and guidelines need to be revisited in order to validate what has been achieved and amended to incorporate new factors and issues not evident when the original document was conceived. This ensures the continued relevance and value of the OCP to Revelstoke in the future.

City of Revelstoke OCP update

We’re updating our OCP and we want you to help shape the future of Revelstoke.        

Revelstoke is reviewing and updating our OCP - a policy document that guides growth and development over the next 20 years. To do that, we’ll be engaging with you, our community!


Talk Revelstoke

Talk Revelstoke is the City’s online public engagement platform to share your ideas for making Revelstoke a better place to live, work and play. An engaged community helps to create strong neighbourhoods and a city that is welcoming and inclusive.

OCP Talk Revelstoke

Going forward, the project team will strive to host in-person engagement opportunities, however, we will primarily be using the Talk Revelstoke site to seek feedback from the community on the OCP.

What you will find on the site:

  • What’s an OCP
  • Focus Group member profiles (the community committee for the project)
  • Engagement opportunities
  • OCP Timeline
  • Lunch & Learn Videos

How do I get involved?

Sign up and engage at


As the project moves through the different steps, there will be ways to provide your input, ideas or feedback. You will also see Focus Group members and project staff in the community engaging at different events, places and meetings (as public health restrictions allow).


We encourage you go to Talk Revelstoke to register, receive project updates and stay informed – we want to hear from you!


Questions and ideas are welcome and encouraged. 

Please email: