The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is situated in the heart of Vancouver Island with one of the most dramatic and majestic landscapes. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is a federation consisting of member Municipalities; Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Treaty First Nations; Huu-ay-aht, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and Uchucklesaht Tribe Government and six electoral areas; "A" (Bamfield), "B" (Beaufort), "C" (Long Beach), "D" (Sproat Lake), "E" (Beaver Creek) and "F" (Cherry Creek). The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is within the traditional territory of ten First Nations.

Established in 1967, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District provides services to their member jurisdictions. As service providers, the Regional District provides three distinct roles:

  • Serves as local government to the six (unincorporated) electoral areas, responsible for providing basic local services such as community planning, water supply and fire protection
  • Serves as an inter-jurisdictional service body providing sub-regional services to different combinations of municipalities; electoral areas and First Nations
  • Responsible for providing important regional services and undertaking key activities on behalf of, the entire region.

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Board of Directors recently adopted the philosophy "we are all one".

2014 Local Government Election

2014 Local Government Election

Sept 11 Elections Workshop Ad in pdf

Nomination packages are ready for pick up at the ACRD office. Downloads are available here:

SD70 Nomination Packages

ACRD Nomination Packages



The Alberni-Clayoquot Region has some of the best hiking trails on Vancouver Island. There are many trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

The Log Train Trail stretches for 25 kilometers along the foot of Beaufort Range. Scenic views and a trip through history highlight this year-round trail.

Year of Reconciliation

The Directors of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District declared a year of reconciliation to address the impact across the region from the Indian Residential Schools. The Board is committed to understanding more and taking positive actions. Read about the impact, the Directors actions and follow links to obtain more information.

Regional Parks Plan

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is developing a Regional Parks & Trails Master Plan which will identify a strategy for developing a more comprehensive approach to the regional parks service within the ACRD. The Plan will provide recommendations to manage and grow our existing and future parks to benefit all residents in the region.