The wave pool is part of a much larger proposed development. South Britannia photo.
As soon as 2023, there could be a full-sized wavepool less than an hour from Vancouver, BC. The 1000-wave-per-hour pool, powered by Wavegarden's Cove® technology, is part of South Britannia, a proposed mixed-use development located roughly halfway between Vancouver and Whistler.
The project has at times had an uncertain future. As recently as 2018, the 487 acres upon which the project was intended to be constructed were listed for sale by the Taicheng Development Corporation, the Chinese company which owns the land. However, Tony Petricevic, the project's head of development, said that the property is no longer on the market at a recent community open house held at the site.
The development includes 1000 units of housing, retail space, a skatepark, and much more. South Britannia photo.
The proposal has not yet been approved, but is slated to come before the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District board before the new year.
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