Due to unforeseen circumstances the RDEK’s Columbia Valley Office will be closed to the public July 28-30. Phone calls will be re-directed to staff in Cranbrook who will be able to help you. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Located in the southeast corner of BC, The Regional District of East Kootenay is a local government dedicated to providing quality service to our residents and property owners. We work together as a partnership of municipalities and electoral (rural) areas to provide and coordinate services.
We take great pride in:
Unlike a municipality, which has one boundary and one set of taxpayers, Regional Districts have a different boundary (and a unique set of taxpayers) for every single service we offer. These "boundaries" are called service areas and can be very small (for example, one area within a small rural community), or very large (covering the entire region).
Some of the services we provide include: land use planning, water supply, sewage disposal, fire protection, recreation, mosquito control, street lighting, community parks, emergency management programs, solid waste and recycling, transit, 9-1-1, library grants, regional parks, and invasive plant control.
Our total population is 60,439 based on the 2016 Census. The breakdown by area is:
For further information about the RDEK or our Board of Directors, click on the "About" tab at the top of this page.