Understanding How To:
Apply to Use or Buy Crown Land

British Columbia is the third largest province in Canada and covers a total area of 94.8 million hectares (948000 square KM). B.C. is nearly four times the size of Great Britain and larger than any American state except Alaska.

Crown land is land that is owned by the Province of British Columbia. The Province is the steward of the land and can lease, license and sell Crown land for a variety of purposes including residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, tourism and recreational purposes.

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For more information about how to apply to use or buy Crown Land, please contact the nearest FrontCounter BC office or use the FrontCounter BC toll-free number: 1-877-855-3222.