Population: 11,899 - Estimate
Covering roughly the northern third of Vancouver Island plus a portion of mainland BC, the Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) contains some of the region’s most remote wilderness. All told, the RDMW covers an area of nearly 21,000 square kilometres, home to glacier fields, deep coastal fjords and Mount Waddington itself – BC’s highest peak at 4,019 m.
Established in 1966, the RDMW is comprised of four member municipalities (the District of Port Hardy, the Town of Port McNeill, the Village of Port Alice and the Village of Alert Bay), four electoral areas and many First Nation traditional territories and communities.
The Regional District of Mount Waddington was one of North Island 911’s five original member regional districts when the service was established in 1996.