Revelstoke Adventure Park Management Plan

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The Revelstoke Adventure Park Management Plan is included in an application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for commercial recreational tenure in the Greeley area near Revelstoke.

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REVELSTOKE ADVENTURE PARKManagement PlanJanuary 25, 2013

Illecillewaet Development Limited Partnership P.O Box 963 Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 Telephone: (250) 837-7442 Fax: (250) 837-7424

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................................................3GENERAL OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS ....................................................................................................................................3 MAPS ..........................................................................................................................................................................4 KEY AREAS OF CONCERN ...........................................................................................................................................5

SECTION 1: DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIONS & ACTIVITIES OFFERED ......................................................61.1 General Description of Operation ...............................................................................................................6General Area ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 Base Operations Greely Meadows ................................................................................................................. 7 Mountain Operations Tree Top Adventures & Bungee Centre ...................................................................... 7 Improvements ................................................................................................................................................... 8 Access ................................................................................................................................................................ 9 Staff ................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Experiences Being Offered .............................................................................................................................. 11 Detailed Listing of Activities & Level of Use .................................................................................................... 18 Improvements Extensive Use Areas ............................................................................................................. 19 Intensive Use Sites .......................................................................................................................................... 20 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.1.5 1.1.6

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Commercial Recreation Activities Offered on Crown Land .......................................................................11

1.2.1 1.2.2 1.2.3 1.2.4

SECTION 2: OVERLAP WITH ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL VALUES ...............................................12.1 Fish Values .................................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.2 Wildlife Values ............................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.3 Water Values ............................................................................................................................................................... 2 2.4 First Nations ................................................................................................................................................................ 2

SECTION 3: OVERLAP WITH EXISTING USERS .......................................................................................33.1 Mineral Tenure............................................................................................................................................................ 3 3.2 Timber Tenure and Forest Use .................................................................................................................................... 3 3.3 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure ............................................................................................................ 3 3.4 Land Use Planning, Local or Regional Zoning Requirements ....................................................................................... 3 3.5 Commercial Recreation Tenure................................................................................................................................... 3

APPENDIX 1 - EMPLOYEE BIOS APPENDIX 2 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY PRIVATE CROSSING AGREEMENT APPENDIX 3 TERRAIN STABILITY ASSESSMENT APPENDIX 4 PROPOSED SEPTIC SYSTEM APPENDIX 5 PRELIMINARY FIELD RECONNAISSANCE APPENDIX 6 COMMERCIAL RECREATION TENURE OVERLAP MAP APPENDIX 7 ADVENTURE TOURISM OPERATOR INPUT FORM APPENDIX 8 LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM BC RESORT DEVELOPMENT BRANCH

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GENERAL OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS The following adventure tourism management plan describes a proposal to develop a oneof-a kind summer adventure activity centre in Revelstoke. Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP) is an exciting and unique development that will enhance Revelstoke and British Columbias reputation as a leading outdoor adventure tourism destination. Easily accessible, RAP is located ten kilometres east of Revelstoke along the Trans Canada Highway. The Parks base of operations, Greely Meadows, is located on privately-owned land. The proposed park itself extends from the northern base of Mount Mackenzie onto Crown land 1000 metres up its northeastern shoulder. RAP will be a phased development with future growth being driven by the demands and expectations of the market. The developers of RAP are residents of Revelstoke and recognize the importance of preserving the natural integrity of the area, and will consider the environmental and societal impacts of development and its timing. As outlined in the following table, Phase One activities and amenities will be established in Year 1. Phase Two will be spread over operating Years 2 -5: REVELSTOKE ADVENTURE PARK Mountain Bike Rental and Repair Shop PHASE ONE Mountain Biking Trails Hiking Trails Mountain Shuttle Service (Year 1) Zip Lines Equipment Facility Bungee Jump Retail Shop Tree Top Adventures Fishing PHASE TWO Mountain Coaster Swimming (Years 2 - 5) Rock Climbing Sky Swing Driving Range First Nations Cultural Centre Beach Volleyball Ogo Park Pump Park Rafting Full-Service Mountain Lodge Horseback Riding Chairlifts Fishpipe RV Park and Campground Sightseeing This combination of activities and accessibility from one central location will make this a unique offering in Canada. An increase in demand for adventure recreation has been recorded by the Revelstoke Visitors Information Centre. Their statistics indicate that Adventure Recreation is the second most popular topic for which visitors request

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information, the first being accommodation (source: Revelstoke Visitor Centre Network Statistics Program 2011). RAPs prime location on the Trans Canada Highway will allow it to benefit from the seasonal increase in vehicle traffic on the highway. During the summer months (May Sept), the average monthly volume of vehicles on the highway doubles compared to the winter months (Oct April) (source: BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Annual Days of Week Summary for 2011 - Craigellachie Site). RAP will encourage vehicle traffic, which may have otherwise just passed through, to stay overnight, creating opportunities for a number of local Revelstoke businesses. Illecillewaet Development LP is the holding company of the land, and Black Tie Properties LP is the management and operational company. Black Tie Properties is comprised of skilled professionals with experience in the tourism, transportation and construction industries. Black Tie staff possess the skills and knowledge to develop a product that delivers a memorable and safe guest experience. Jason Roe, Chief Operating Officer, has gained a strong knowledge of the local business environment by owning and operating a number of businesses in Revelstoke. He developed a love for adventure tourism during the years he spent working in the adventure industry in Queenstown, New Zealand (The Adventure Capital of the World). See Appendix 1 for the Black Tie Properties teams professional biographies. MAPS Overview Map - indicates the overall layout of the area and its relationship to Revelstoke and road network. It also highlights the two Intensive Use sites to be used for the rafting put-in. Please note the rafting put-in site at Skunk Cabbage Picnic Area is within Mount Revelstoke National Park, and Parks Canada will be contacted to obtain the appropriate permits. Extensive Area Map illustrates the relationship between the private land and the proposed tenure area. It indicates the access road and contains icons to highlight where the proposed activities will take place. The locations of the three Intensive Use sites are also noted on this map. Site Layout #1 (Intensive Use Map) is the Tree Top Adventures Area layout showing the parking lot and staging areas as well as the layout of the various activities. Site Layout #2 (Intensive Use Map) is the Bungee Centre Area layout highlighting the parking lot, staging area, Bungee Centre as well as the layout of the various activities. Site layout #3 (Intensive Use Map) is the Zip Lines Area layout showing the proposed path of the multiple zip lines and the walking paths between them.Revelstoke Adventure Park Management Plan Janua