Strathcona Regional District

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Strathcona Regional District
Strathcona Provincial Park
Official logo of Strathcona
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Office locationCampbell River
 • TypeRegional district
 • BodyBoard of Directors
 • ChairMichele Babchuk (Campbell River)
 • Vice ChairBrad Unger (Gold River)
 • Electoral Areas
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
 • Land18,278.06 km2 (7,057.20 sq mi)
 • Total44,671
 • Density2.44/km2 (6.3/sq mi)

The Strathcona Regional District is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. It was created on February 15, 2008, encompassing the northern and western portions of the former Regional District of Comox-Strathcona. The partition left the new Strathcona Regional District with 91.6 percent of the former Comox-Strathcona's land area, but only 42.1 percent of its population. Its current territory has a land area of 18,329.948 km² (7,077.232 sq mi) and a 2016 census population of 44,671 inhabitants. There are 21 named Indian reserves within its territory, with a combined 2016 census population of 1,579 and combined land area of 16.444 km² (6.345 sq mi).

The District's head offices are in Campbell River, British Columbia. During a transitional period, much of its administration was carried out by the Comox Valley Regional District, based in Courtenay, British Columbia but it is now self-administered. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprising representatives from each of the 5 municipalities and 4 electoral areas within its boundaries. It is anticipated that the Board will expand to include representatives from some of the First Nations governments within its boundaries following treaty settlements.

Most of the Discovery Islands are within the Strathcona Regional District, while a few of the southernmost ones are in the Powell River Regional District.


Municipality Government Type Population (2016)
Campbell River city 32,588
Gold River village 1,212
Sayward village 311
Tahsis village 248
Zeballos village 107

Electoral areas and unincorporated communities[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.

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