The qathet Regional District (qRD) is a British Columbian local government authority incorporating 5 electoral areas and one municipality (the City of Powell River). We provide services such as land use planning, emergency preparedness and 911, solid waste management, regional parks and fire protection to our residents.
The qRD covers an area of approximately 5,000 sq km located on the west coast of British Columbia about 175 km north of Vancouver within the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation. We service a population of just over 20,000.
qathet’s tranquil lakes, meandering coastlines and diverse mountain ranges offer unforgettable year-round recreation opportunities. Located within the boundaries of the qRD are Texada, Savary and Lasqueti Islands, each with its own diverse communities and unique environmental and cultural flavours.