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Quatsino

POPULATION 43 (2016)
PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS $18,649,650(2016)
BOARD REPRESENTATIVE Andrew Hory
PRIMARY CONTACT ahory@rdmw.bc.ca
COMMUNITY WEBSITE

ABOUT

Quatsino (also known as Old Quatsino) is an unincorporated community in Electoral Area B located on Quatsino Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  Access to Quatsino is by water only, often leaving from the dock in Coal Harbour.

QUATSINO TRANSFER STATION IS NOW OPEN!

The Quatsino Transfer station is now open and accepting both residential garbage and recycling.

Hours of Operation are Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00am

Residents are allowed 2 bags of garbage bi-weekly, nominal charges will apply for additional bags.

COVID-19* Information

Information for Coal Harbour & Quatsino

Includes information for staying healthy, where to access the most current official information, mental health and substance abuse services, public transportation, food security, community safety and accessing financial assistance.

Canada Post New Operating Hours:

Canada Post has announced new operating hours for the Quatsino Post Office. Revised Hours will take effect September 27, 2021. The Post Office will be closed from 12:30-1:00 Monday and 2:30 to 3:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, with closing time extended to 5:30 Monday to Thursday.

Open Hours:

Monday: 9:00am to 12:30pm / 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Tuesday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm / 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm / 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Thursday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm / 3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

Bergh Cove Public Wharf

Bergh Cove Public Wharf

The Bergh Cove Public Wharf is owned and operated by the Regional District of Mount Waddington on behalf of the residents of Quatsino. The wharf is operated based on a user pay system and is regulated by the terms set out in the Bergh Cove Regulatory Bylaw No. 982.

For more information regarding the wharf, or, to report a problem, please contact the Regional District of Mount Waddington at 250-956-3301 or via email: info@rdmw.bc.ca

Quatsino Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

Quatsino Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

Official Community Plan:

Quatsino Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 656, 2002

Map No. 1 of Quatsino Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 656, 2002

Zoning Bylaw: 

Quatsino Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 2002

Zone Map No. 1 of Quatsino Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 2002

Building Bylaw:

While approval of a Building Permit is not required, the siting of buildings and structures must be undertaken in accordance with the BC Building Code, and as of November 1, 2020, a Building Bylaw is in effect that requires a Site Permit be applied for and issued by the Regional District. The Site Permit process is designed to ensure that the siting of buildings and structures conforms to the requirements of the applicable zoning bylaw. Please refer to the following links for more information.

Building Bylaw No. 682, 2003 (Consolidated)

Application for Site Permit

Example Site Plan to Accompany Application for Building or Site Permit

Owners Acknowledgement of Responsibility - Site Permit

Link to Provincial website for British Columbia Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes: https://www.bcpublications.ca/BCPublications/

Subdivision:

With respect to the subdivision of land, the Ministry of Transportation processes and approves applications for this purpose. Information, including a copy of the application required for subdivision, can be found on the Ministry's website at:

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/DA/Subdivision_Home.asp

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Regional District as a prelude to making application for subdivision.

Quatsino Planning Article

For highlights on Land Use, Planning, and Development Services in Quatsino, review the April 2018 planning article. Article inclused an overview of the Official Community Plan, Quatsino Zoning Bylaw No 672, 2002, Building and Site Permits, Sanitary Sewage and Water Services, Public Roads & Access, Homeowner Protection Act and more. To read the full article, visit the link below: 

The community of Quatsino is subject to an Official Community Plan Bylaw (Bylaw No. 656, 2002) and a Zoning Bylaw (Bylaw No. 670, 2002). The Official Community Plan includes objectives and policies to guide decisions related to planning and land use management for the community into the future. The Zoning Bylaw is intended to implement the objectives and policies of the Official Community Plan and prescribes detailed regulations related to land use, the siting, size and dimensions of buildings, minimum lot size for the purposes of subdivision, etc. Please refer to the following links for more information:

Quatsino Planning Article, April 2018

If you have any questions regarding planning, development and building, please contact the Regional District by telephone at 250-956-3301 or by email at info@rdmw.bc.ca

Quatsino Solid Waste & Recycling

Quatsino Solid Waste & Recycling

Quatsino Transfer Station: 200 W. Quatsino Road, Quatsino

Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Residents are allowed 2 bags of residential garbage bi-weekly, nominal charges will apply for additional bags

Landslide Terrain & Risk Assessment for Existing Residential Development in West Quatsino

Landslide Terrain & Risk Assessment for Existing Residential Development in West Quatsino

On May 2, 2014, the Regional District of Mount Waddington was notified by Western Forest Products of a potential landslide terrain and evidence of past land slide activity in west Quatsino, an area containing existing residential development. Subsequently, the Regional District requested funding from Emergency Management BC (EMBC) to proceed with further landslide terrain assessment. Michael Cullen Geotechnical (MCG) was retained to complete a terrain stability assessment and qualitative risk assessment to existing buildings along three potential historic landslide routes, Little Creek, Green Creek and Aweisha Creek. On November 5, 2014, RDMW received the final geotechnical report assessing the level of risk that landslide terrain poses to existing development within the vicinity of the three areas in west Quatsino. All three landslides subject to this investigation occurred in November of 1989.

Please click here to review the Landslide Assessment for Community of Quatsino report.

Quatsino Advisory Commission

Quatsino Advisory Commission

The Regional District of Mount Waddington is currently gathering input and interest for a Quatsino Advisory Commission. Appointments will take place once sufficient interest has been accrued.

Quatsino Advisory Commission Agendas & Minutes

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