What is the Role of Regional Districts?

Like municipalities, regional districts can use various approaches, specific tools and strategies to support economic development in their communities.

Regional districts are a unique type of municipal government in charge of planning for electoral areas. They can adopt zoning bylaws and official community plans. They can also do region-wide planning. This includes developing a regional growth strategy or leading economic development planning on behalf of their communities. 

Smaller communities in regional districts have the benefit of joining with others on projects, to have a larger impact and combine funds. 

There are 27 regional districts in B.C. For more information: