Vancouver Island (North) Chapter

The Planning Institute of British Columbia Vancouver Island North Chapter covers the central and northern sections of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, including the northern Gulf Islands.

Major cities and towns in the Vancouver Island North Chapter area include: Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and more…

Contact the Vancouver Island North Chapter Executive:

Contact Name:  Courtney Simpson MCIP, RPP

Location:  Nanaimo, BC

Email:  islandnorth@pibc.bc.ca

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PIBC Vancouver Island-North 2016 Members Survey Results:

The results of the survey have been used to inform the Chapter's professional development goals and to develop Chapter events.

Click here for the full 2016 Member Survey PDF report.

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Vancouver Island North Chapter Events

Below is a listing of upcoming Chapter events and activities. To view individual event listings, click on the read more link. 

PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Thirsty Thursday
September 24, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Planner friends! It's been a while since our last Thirsty Thursday so please come and join us on Thursday evening September 24th to catch up with fellow Planners and professionals over a tasty bite and bevvy at the Craig Street Brew Pub... > read more
SFU City Program – Giving Council a Piece of Your Mind: Writing Reports That Work
May 29, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sponsored by PIBC's Vancouver Island North Chapter SFU CITY PROGRAM in NANAIMOGiving Council a Piece of Your Mind: Writing Reports That Work This course is a practical course on writing reports. Many council reports are standardized; staff... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter – Public Consultation – From Theory to Practice - SOLD OUT
January 29, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Public Consultation – From Theory to Practice PLEASE NOTE: EVENT IS SOLD OUT JANUARY 29, 2015 Consulting with the public on a contentious issue can be tricky at best or downright frightening at worst.  This workshop is... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island (North) Chapter – PIBC North Island Chapter Annual General Meeting & Winter Social
December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Annual General Meeting Details Date: December 4th, 2014 Time: 6pm Place: Fibber Magees http://fibbermagees.ca/ Location: 321 Selby Street, Nanaimo  Draft 2014 AGM Agenda is provided at the bottom of this section. Some snacks will... > read more
PIBC North Island Chapter and VIU Geography Department – Equality in the City: Making Cities Socially Cohesive
November 7, 2014 - 2:45pm - 9:00pm
The 9th Annual Urban Issues Film Festival Presents “Equality in the City: Making Cities Socially Cohesive” Join us for a series of long and short films focusing on issues that affect all of us, and providing practical solutions such as do-... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter – Family Summer Sizzler
August 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
PIBC North Island Chapter Family Summer Sizzler Date: August 17th, 2014 Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Rathtrevor Provincial Park Day Use Area. (click here to download PDF map) This is a family-oriented member appreciation... > read more
PIBC North Island Chapter – Thirsty Thursday at the Crow & Gate Pub
May 22, 2014 - 8:51am
Planner Friends,  Come chat, converse, and catch-up with fellow planners and professionals over a tasty bite on  Thursday, May 29th  at the Crow & Gate Pub in Cedar. Thirsty Thursday May 29th, 2014 after... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island (North) Chapter – PIBC Vancouver Island (North) Chapter Presents: Carvello On ... Development Permits
April 11, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Register online now! (click link to register) Lui Carvello's full-day workshop on Development Permits is back by popular demand! The development permit authority is quite powerful, and can be used to specify development-free areas,... > read more
Vancouver Island North – Thirsty Friday in Tofino!
March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hi Planners, It’s Whalefest and Spring Break in Tofino!   http://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com/ Come out to Shelter Restaurant for food, wine, and well, shelter. Come for the conversation, stay for the whales.... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter – Thirsty Thursday
February 20, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Come and join us for some warm Comox Valley hospitality in historic Cumberland B.C. As we gather for a relaxing time with friends during our February Thirsty Thursday on February 20th, starting anytime after 5pm.  We’ll be... > read more