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Regional District of Mount Waddington


Established in June 1966, the Regional District of Mount Waddington is the governing body that provides local services, planning, solid waste, parks, and economic and tourism development services for the residents of Northern Vancouver Island and part of B.C.’s mainland coast.

Covering an area of over 8,000 square miles or 2,072,000 hectares, the Mount Waddington Regional District stretches from Keta Lake to Brooks Peninsula to Cape Scott on Northern Vancouver Island, and reaches from Cape Caution up to the birthplace of the Klinaklini River and back down to Johnstone Strait on B.C.’s rugged mainland coast.

The regional district encompasses a number of settlements, including the municipalities of Alert Bay, Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill, and presents a variety of geological features like deep coastal fjords, glacier fields and long wide valleys.

But the crowning jewel, the highest mountain in the District and the Province, is Mount Waddington. Situated at the head of Knight Inlet and reaching 13,177 feet into the clouds, this massive peak is a lofty namesake for a region that has proud beginnings and a promising future.