Celebrating 50 Years!
Regional District of Nanaimo
Celebrating 50 Years of Service
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) was incorporated on August 24, 1967 as part of the provincial government’s initiative to establish a form of local government for rural areas and to better enable those areas and municipalities to work together at a regional level.
The RDN is one of 27 Regional Districts across British Columbia and is governed by a 17-member Board. Located on Vancouver Island’s beautiful central east coast, the RDN includes the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. The RDN provides a variety of local and regional services to a total population of more than 155,000 people. These services include water and sewer, recreation and parks, transportation, solid waste management, as well as community planning and land use regulation in rural areas.