Established in the mid-1960’s, regional districts were created to meet service needs for the rural areas and to partner with municipalities within their boundaries on the provision of services that are more regional in nature.
Simply put, we are a partnership of municipalities and electoral areas who work together through the RDEK to provide and coordinate services.
We have three general areas of responsibility:
We offer over 100 services, ranging from very small service areas (in a rural community, for example) to services for 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 – and the breakdown, based on 2016 census, is as follows:
Cranbrook (Main) Office Columbia Valley Office
19 - 24th Avenue South 1164 Windermere Loop Road
Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H8 Invermere, BC V0A 1K3
Phone: 250-489-2791 Phone: 250-342-0063
Toll Free (BC/AB): 1-888-478-7335
Last edited: Fri, May 13, 2022 - 10:40:53