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The ALR is BC’s provincial zone that preserves agricultural land for the future. The ALC is the administrative tribunal that adjudicates applications in the ALR while prioritizing and protecting the ALR land base and its use for agriculture. 

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  • 2021-2022 Annual Report

    The 2021-2022 Annual Report has been released for the period of April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. This report has been prepared in accordance with section 59.2 of the Administrative Tribunals Act and section 28 of the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation.

  • Housing in the ALR

    Questions about housing in the ALR? 

    – Building a new residence? 
    – Replacing a residence? 
    – Additional residence? 
    – Do I need an Application or Notice of Intent?

  • Vertical Farming

    Controlled Environment Structures are farm uses subject to soil and fill rules and local government bylaws.

    Order in Council (on 08/31/22)

    BC Government News Release

    Read the ALR Fill Placement Rules