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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.

ACRD Strategic Plan - 2021 - 2024

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Plan to unite the Board of Directors under a common vision for the region and to provide clear priorities and focus for staff. The Plan supports a more strategic approach to financial decisions and ensures resources are focused on the most important issues facing communities in the region and will facilitate increased collaboration and alignment with their partners.

Proposed Building Bylaw Regulation

On May 26, 2021, the ACRD Board of Directors will consider adoption of Building Bylaw PS1011. More information on the proposed Building Bylaw Regulation, including a summary and complete list of proposed changes can be found here.


The ACRD and Alberni Valley Air Quality Council are working together to introduce burning regulations for properties in the six ACRD Electoral Areas: Bamfield, Beaufort, Long Beach, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek, and Cherry Creek.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE BURNING REGULATION SURVEY by May 16, 2021, for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards.

Take the survey to provide your input on: health impacts of Particulate Matter 2.5, regulation of wood burning appliances, and regulation of open burning.

ACRD Office Open to the Public by Appointment

The ACRD Office at 3008 Fifth Avenue is now open to the public by appointment only. While remote communication by phone or email is the preferred method for continuing to deliver public service in the region, the ACRD now has an opportunity to provide limited public access to the facility with additional safety measures in place to maintain the health and safety of our employees and the public.

If physical attendance at the office is the only option for you, please contact the front desk at 250-720-2700 to discuss options or arrange for an appointment directly with an ACRD staff member. A pre-screening questionnaire will be required and strict COVID-19 protocols must be followed. Please contact the ACRD for more information.

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

250-720-2700 |

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