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The 2020 Woodstove Exchange Program is entering the home stretch with only a few more months to go.
West Coast garbage collection requiring bag tags on extra bags effective August 24th

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".

Reminder to Property Owners in the ACRD

If you are operating a Short-term Vacation Rental or constructing a building, you may require a permit!

Although COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of the ACRD office to the public, staff from all departments continue to maintain their work schedules with adjusted office settings, as recommended for social distancing. As well, the Regional Board continues to meet regularly via video conferencing (livestreamed on the ACRD website).

Continued operation of short term vacation rentals (STR's) and new construction without required permits has been observed by ACRD staff. Please be aware that building without permits can result in costly alterations and/or removal due to incorrect siting, building specifications or other non-compliance issues. Operating STR's at this time could potentially impact an issued Temporary Use Permit (TUP) and/or current or future TUP application.

Staff understand it's important to keep our economy strong; let's do it according to plan and follow the recommendations of our public health officials.

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Alberni Valley Age-Friendly Plan

Alberni Valley Age-Friendly Plan
The ACRD is growing, aging and changing. In response, an Alberni Valley Age-Friendly Plan was developed and endorsed by the Regional Board on June 24, 2020.