Winter Harbour / Holberg

POPULATION 60 (Combined)
PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS $8,537,450 (Winter Harbour-2016)
PRIMARY CONTACT ahory@rdmw.bc.ca


Winter Harbour and Holberg are unincorporated communities in Electoral Area B located on the west coast of Vancouver Island:


Holberg is at the north end of Holberg Inlet and Winter Harbour is just north of Quatsino Sound.


Winter Harbour Cadastral Map Holberg Community Map (courtesy of Western Forest Products)
Winter Harbour Civic Address Map Holberg Tsunami Hazard Map Overview
Winter Harbour Tsunami Hazard Map 1 Holberg Tsunami Hazard Map Detail
Winter Harbour Tsunami Hazard Map 2
Bylaw No. 798 Winter Harbour Waste Management

Winter Harbour & Holberg Services

Winter Harbour & Holberg Services

Street Lights


The Regional District provides a street lighting service in Winter Harbour. If a street light is burned out or for more information about street lighting services, please contact Nadine Weldon at the Regional District Office at 250-956-3301.


Other Community Contacts


Winter Harbour Ratepayers Association: Rob Knutsen, General Delivery, Winter Harbour


Holberg Volunteer Fire Department: Michael White, Fire Chief  250-288-3242


Emergency Plans


Winter Harbour Regional Emergency Plan


Holberg Regional Emergency Plan

Winter Harbour & Holberg Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

Winter Harbour & Holberg Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

The community of Winter Harbour is subject to an Official Community Plan (Bylaw No. 371) and a Zoning Bylaw (RDMW Zoning Bylaw No. 21, 1972). The Official Community Plan includes objectives and policies to guide decisions related to planning and land use management for the community into the future.

While Holberg does not have its own Official Community Plan, it is also subject to RDMW Zoning Bylaw No. 21. The Zoning Bylaw 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:


Winter Harbour Official Community Plan:

Winter Harbour Community Plan Bylaw No. 371 (Consolidated September 19, 2017)

Winter Harbour Community Plan Land Use Map


Zoning Bylaw:

RDMW Zoning Bylaw No. 21, 1972 (Consolidated May 15, 2018)

Zoning Map No. 6 – Winter Harbour (Zoning Bylaw No. 21)

Zoning Map No. 8 – Holberg

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 641, 2001 (Amends Zoning Map No. 8 – Holberg)

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 671, 2002 (Amends Zoning Map No. 8 – Holberg)

While there is no Building Bylaw in effect that requires a Building Permit or Site Permit be applied for and issued for new construction in these communities, 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 Zoning Bylaw No. 21, 1972.


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 'B'