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5:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday October 26, Ucluelet Community Centre
September 13, 2017 Newsletter

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, Uchucklesaht Tribe Government and Toquaht Nation 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 1966, 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".

Short Term Vacation Rentals

Nightly, weekend, and weekly short term vacation rental (STR) accommodations on residential properties are increasing. Within the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) STRs are primarily concentrated within Sproat Lake and Bamfield, and mainly located on properties not zoned for rental accommodation.

Regional District staff are increasingly receiving more complaints regarding STR of properties inconsistent with zoning for single family dwellings. Complaints include the properties being overcrowded, noisy, issues with vehicle and boat parking, public intoxication, traffic and inadequately designed sewage disposal systems.

Join Regional District staff at one of the upcoming open houses (view flyer in pdf here) to explore the different policy options available to the ACRD to manage these types of rentals, and have your say!

Sproat Lake Open House
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sproat Lake Community Hall, 9346 Bomber Base Road, Port Alberni
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Bamfield Open House
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bamfield Community School, 240 Nuthatch Road, Bamfield
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Long Beach Open House
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Road, Ucluelet
5:00pm to 7:00pm

If you can't attend one of the open houses you can either:
  • Review the open house display boards here in pdf to learn more about the options available and provide your input in the online comment form.
  • Browse the display boards at the ACRD office, 3008 Fifth Ave, Port Alberni, Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm, excluding statutory holidays.