Welcome to:
Union Bay
British Columbia

Union Bay Improvement District

The Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) is a local government authority responsible for providing Waterworks, Fire Protection and Street Lighting to the residents and property owners of Union Bay. UBID was incorporated by Letters Patent on March 18th, 1960 when Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited sold their water system to the newly formed Union Bay Waterworks for a $1.00. Fire Protection and Street Lighting were later added in 1972.


UBID is governed by a volunteer elected Board of Trustees who are chosen to serve rotating terms at elections which are held as part of an Annual General Meeting.

Vision Statement

The Union Bay Improvement District will be recognized by our community and employees as balancing best practices, cost effectiveness and efficiency in providing water, fire/rescue and street lighting services. We will be an organization demonstrating leadership that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.
Mission Statement
  • Support an affordable volunteer fire/rescue service that has the resources to meet UBID’s service goals;
  • Provide sustainable, quality drinking water that is affordable within a well maintained system; and
  • Provide street lighting that incorporates best practices for energy efficiency and reduces light pollution.




Boil Water Advisory


There will be boil water advisory for all Union Bay Improvement District water customers on June 6, 2017 while the main reservoir is off-line for servicing.



UBID Administrator Position Filled


Union Bay has hired Gordon Mason as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the UBID Office. Mr. Gee will continue with Union Bay during a training period.



UBID Meetings

The following UBID meetings are open to the public:


Board meetings:


Standing Committees:

Trustee Elections

Strategic Planning Policy

Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. UBID’s Board of Trustees has a pivotal role in establishing a strategic plan that will serve to guide our accomplishment of priorities as we move forward. Progress will be reviewed periodically and an annual report of results will be made at the AGM. Annual updates will ensure that the plan reflects current priorities. We will undertake a formal review of the plan itself every three years.
Strategic Plan Update: 2014 – 2017
Open Fires Now Permitted in Coastal Fire Centre Area – Sept. 26, 2016
Some Fines will Triple Under Amended Wildfire Laws
Comox Valley Fire Departments’ Joint Recruitment Ad
Revised Union Bay Fire Hall Renewal Working Group Terms of Reference - May 4, 2016
BC Air Quality Advisories
BC Venting Index
What you Need to Know About Open Fires  - BC Coastal Fire Centre Wildfire News
Shaw Community Cable Feature on Union Bay Fire Rescue
Fire Services Review Final Report
FireSmart or FireDumb?
Fire Smart Canada
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
Earthquake in the Comox Valley Seminar - What can we expect
911 Reflective Address Signs (available from Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club)



Contact Information  

Office Hours

Water Emergencies Number 250-703-8078 5579B S. Island Highway, Union Bay
Telephone 250-335-2511
Fax 250-335-1178 Tuesday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Closed over lunch from 12 noon to 1:00pm)
Closed Monday and Friday


Email admin@union-bay.ca

Fire Rescue (non-emergency)

Fire Rescue Emergency - 911

Residential Emergency Response Information

Union Bay Firehall
Union Bay Firehall


Tel:  250-335-2511 
Fax: 250-335-1178