City Launches Planning for McPhee Meadows

Dec 14, 2021

The City of Courtenay is working on plans to open a large riparian meadow on the banks of the Puntledge River to the public, and is inviting input from neighbours and the wider community that will help shape the park’s concept design.

McPhee Meadows is a 4.6 hectare (11.3 acre) riverfront property that was donated to the City of Courtenay and Nature Trust BC in through the federal Ecological Gift Program in 2011. The donor was the late Robert McPhee, a former Courtenay mayor and long-time member of Council. His vision was to provide public access to residents and to preserve the site in perpetuity as a public green space. While the park remains closed to the public at this time, we look forward to its opening in the future following the recommendations from the concept design and subsequent park development.

Learn more about the project and access the online survey at 

The survey deadline is January 14, 2022.

Bob Wells

Mayor, City of Courtenay