POPULATION 47 (2011)
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Quatsino (also known as Old Quatsino) is an unincorporated community in Electoral Area C 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 Cadastral Map Quatsino Civic Address Map
Quatsino Tsunami Hazard Map 1:20,000 Quatsino Regional Emergency Plan

Quatsino Advisory Planning Commission

Quatsino Advisory Planning Commission

The Quatsino Advisory Planning Commission includes seven members that are appointed by the Regional Board to provide advice and recommendations regarding planning issues. The Commission meets as required and the public is welcome to attend.


Commission Members: Deborah McNabb, Donnie Botel, Nancy Burroughs, Alan Johnson, Perrie McGhee, Dianne Renaud

Quatsino Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

Quatsino Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

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:


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



While there is no Building Bylaw in effect for the community of Quatsino that requires a Building Permit or Site Permit be applied for and issued for new construction, building construction must meet the requirements of the BC Building Code. As part of the planning for new construction, please ensure that the placement of buildings and structures comply with the regulations of Quatsino Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 2002.



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:




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


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



Electoral Area 'C'