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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.

ACRD Office Hours

The ACRD Office at 3008 Fifth Avenue is open to the public from 8am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

While the office is open, due to COVID-19, our capacity in the office is currently limited. We encourage you to reach out to staff via phone or email to access our services.

The ACRD office has installed additional safety measures to maintain the health and safety of our employees and the public. Please hand sanitize and wear a mask upon entry to the office, and maintain 2m physical distance from others.

Please contact the ACRD for more information.

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

250-720-2700 |

Updated Building Bylaw Regulation

On May 26, 2021, the ACRD Board of Directors adopted Building Bylaw PS1011. More information on the the updated Bylaw 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.

Thank you to those who provided valuable input by completing the proposed burning regulations survey or contacting Planning staff. Staff are compiling the public input received, then will present the results to the Alberni Valley Air Quality Council and prepare a report for consideration by the ACRD Board of Directors in June 2021. More information is available here.

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