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Climate change and sea level rise

As our global climate continues to warm, sea levels around the world are beginning to rise.

The shorelines where we work, live, and play are already experiencing modest sea level rise and episodes of coastal flooding.

Based on sea level rise observations and computer modelling, the province advises municipalities in BC to plan for:

  • 1.0 – 1.4 metre (3- 4.6 feet) of sea level rise by 2100
  • 2 metres (6 feet) by 2200

Understanding sea level rise

How sea level rise will affect Vancouver