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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.

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

West Coast Transit Service Alternative Approval Process

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is conducting and Alternative Approval Process (AAP) within District of Ucluelet, District of Tofino, Toquaht Nation, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government and Electoral Area "C" (Long Beach) in order to obtain electorate approval to proceed with the creation of a conventional fixed route transit service on the West Coast. The AAP will run between Wednesday, October 16th and Friday, November 29, 2019.

Determination of AAP ResultsDecember 3 2019

Proposed Tofino-Ucluelet Transit Service

West Coast Transit Service AAP Notice

West Coast Transit Service AAP - FAQ

Zoning Bylaw Review

Zoning Bylaw Review
In May 2019, a draft updated Zoning Bylaw was released. Planning staff reviewed the updates with the public at six open houses in each of the EA's between May and August, 2019. The feedback received was summarized into a report that was discussed with the EA Directors Committee. Staff are now working on additional updates to the draft Zoning Bylaw. Check back for more information!

More information here

Somass Watershed Flood Management Plan

Somass Watershed Flood Management Plan
The ACRD is undertaking a Somass Watershed Flood Management Plan to prepare up-to-date flood mapping for the Somass Watershed. This Study will help better understand how the watershed works today and how to plan effectively for the future. The Study was initiated in November 2018 and is anticipated to continue to early 2020.

Jan 14, 2019 - Project Start Letter

February 7, 2019 - Media Release