qathet Regional District manages ten (10) regional parks and a few small recreation facilities. These parks and facilities are located on lands that are owned by the regional district or leased from the province. The parks are a region-wide service financed by taxes from all members of the regional district. The recreation facilities are local area services financed by taxes from specific areas. qathet Regional District does not offer recreation programming or operate any large recreation centers.
Our regional district takes a long-term planning approach to protecting sensitive ecosystems and maintaining recreation areas in our region. A number of reports inform these decisions including the: Regional Trails Plan, Expanded Regional Recreation Initiative Study, Powell River Regional District Recreation Initiative, and Parks and Greenspace Plan. A Parks and Trails Strategy is being developed to guide the future direction for parks and trails owned and operated by the qRD, click here for the project page.