Island District

BC map showing Island District in red


The Island District encompasses Vancouver Island, its related coastal islands and the north half of the Sunshine Coast located on BC's mainland.Vancouver Island has a population of approximately 750,000 residents, a number which grows significantly in the warm summer months with tourists from around the globe.

The RCMP polices the vast majority of communities on Vancouver Island, ranging from Port Hardy in the north to the Western Communities in the south, and Tofino/Ucluelet on the west coast to Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. We also deliver policing services to a number of First Nation communities around Vancouver Island, as well as many small coastal island communities which surround the larger island.

RCMP marine assets located at various communities around Vancouver Island assist our officers in policing the picturesque and rugged coastal waters, while our Comox based helicopter assists in reaching the more remote land and mountainous areas across the island.

By land, sea and air, we proudly work with various partner agencies to keep Vancouver Island and its surrounding islands safe places to live, work and visit.

Contact an Island District Media Relation Officer >

Current Island District News

15:29 PST (Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022) - B.C., Lake Cowichan, North Cowichan/Duncan
12:07 PST (Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022) - Oceanside
08:55 PST (Monday, Nov 28, 2022) - Port Hardy
14:41 PST (Thursday, Nov 24, 2022) - Comox Valley
08:49 PST (Thursday, Nov 24, 2022) - Port Hardy
09:11 PST (Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022) - Powell River
10:55 PST (Thursday, Nov 17, 2022) - North Cowichan/Duncan
14:30 PST (Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022) - Comox Valley
13:30 PDT (Friday, Nov 4, 2022) - Comox Valley
08:02 PDT (Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022) - Oceanside
14:55 PDT (Friday, Oct 14, 2022) - Comox Valley
13:33 PDT (Friday, Oct 7, 2022) - Comox Valley
Date modified: