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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

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".

Alberni Valley Wildfire Info

Alberni Valley Wildfire Info
Monday August 13, 2018 2:00pm

    North Taylor Arm - this fire is Under Control. There are 5 crew people working on the fire this morning, and they only found two spots that had any heat to mop up. This area will be patrolled again today.

    Beaufort / Lacy Lake - this fire is also Under Control. A 10 person crew is working on this fire to find hot spots, and finish mopping up. Then it will be patrolled.

    The Arbutus Ridge fire is undertaking controlled burns from the guards back towards the fire in the Northeast corner of the fire. The intention is to undertake a similar burn on the Northwest corner later this afternoon, if conditions permit. They have 30 firefighters, fallers, heavy equipment and helicopters as needed to support the crew's efforts.

    The City of Port Alberni Fire Department is on standby but have not been tasked.

Current BC Wildfire Map

2018 Local Governement Election

2018 Local Governement Election
Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. The next election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with advance voting opportunities on October 10th and 16th. The ACRD also conducts the Trustee Elections on behalf of School District 70.

Media Release - Nomination Packages ready July 27, 2018

Notice of Nomination

Non-Medical Cannabis

Join us at one of our Non-Medical Cannabis Information Sessions
ACRD Cannabis Information Sessions Ad in pdf

4-7 pm, Thursday - August 16 - ACRD Board Office, 3008 5th Ave Port Alberni
4-7 pm, Monday - August 20 - Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet
4-7 pm, Monday - August 27 - Bamfield Fire Hall, 352 Pachena Rd, Bamfield

Short Term Vacation Rentals

Nightly, weekend, and weekly short term vacation rental (STR) accommodations on residential properties are increasing. Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) staff are increasingly receiving more complaints regarding the STR of properties inconsistent with residential zoning for single family dwellings.

In September and October 2017 ACRD residents and property owners were invited and encouraged to participate in the STR public consultation process. The ACRD hosted open houses in Sproat Lake, Bamfield and Long Beach, and provided an online comment form for those who couldn't attend (more information on the public consultation process can be found here). All of the input received throughout the public consultation process has been compiled into a Short Term Vacation Rentals Consultation Summary and Recommendations Report, which was considered by the ACRD Board of Directors on November 22, 2017.

Short Term Vacation Rentals Temporary Use Permit Policy Adopted January 24, 2018

More information is available here.