Local Government

Riondel is an unincorporated community of 300 residents.

Regional District of Central Kootenays (RDCK)

The Regional District of Central Kootenays (RDCK) provides a form of government for the residents of Riondel. RDCK is made up of twenty public elected directors - eleven electoral area directors and nine municipal directors.

The Regional District is involved in general services such as Most other services are optional, depending on requests from residents. Examples include fire protection, recreation, street lighting and water utilities.

Representation on the RDCK comes from a locally elected Director for Area A --- Area A extends along the east shore of Kootenay Lake from Wynndel north to Riondel and is home to 2100 residents

2015 RDCK Contacts
2015 Director Area A Regional District of Central Kootenays
Garry Jackman
Box 7, Site 8,RR #1
Boswell BC V0B 1A0
email: rdck@rdck.bc.ca
Box 590 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, B.C.
250-352-6665 1-800-268-7325
email : rdck@rdck.bc.ca

Riondel Commission of Management

To allow for local input and control in Riondel a Commission of Management was established by RDCK (Bylaw 859 - April 1991). The seven commissioners that form the Commission are volunteers that are elected or appointed by RDCK for a two year term. One of the commissioners is selected as Chairman.

The Commission is responsible for:
  • Town water supply
  • Recreation
  • Garbage Collection
  • Lands and Parks
  • Regional Park
  • Drainage

        2015 Commissioners

2015 Commissioners:

(L - R) Gerald Panio     Stephanie Sempf     Garry Jackman (director)    
Muriel Crowe (Chair)    Garth Saunders
Missing     Danielle Linn     Sherlynne Green (secretary)     Sharon Turner (secretary)


Riondel Commission of Management
Office Hours :
  8:00 am to Noon    Tuesday     
Telephone/Fax - (250)-225-3262
email: riocom@bluebell.ca

Services Available in Riondel

Service Provided by
Emergency - Fire-Police-Ambulance Phone 911
Water Town-- Commission of Management
Garbage Town-- Commission of Management
Fire Protection Town-- Riondel Volunteer Fire Dept
Street Maintenance Highways Contractor
Police RCMP - Creston
Ambulance BC Gov
Electricity Fortis BC Inc
Telephone Telus
Cable Television & Internet Service Riondel Cable Society

Recreation in Riondel

Year round recreation opportunities abound in Riondel.

  • Kootenay Lake provides sports fishing for 365 days a year.   Kokanee - Rainbow - Sturgeon - Burbot - Bull and Gerrard trout
  • Boating and Sailing - Marina and boat launch
  • Two artificial ice sheets afford the residents the opportunity to curl from November to March.
  • For the golfer there is a challenging nine hole course Par 27 - 1750 yards
  • Hiking - Waterfront trail - 1.5km along Kootenay Lake.     Several mountain trails wander up the Purcell Mountains on the east side
  • Canoeing / kayaking on Kootenay Lake
  • Open areas provide for cross-country sking during the winter
  • Carpet Bowling, Pool, Bingo, Clogging, Yoga, Cards are organized every winter
  • While winter weather is usually moderate some winters allow the creation of brief ice rink as well as chance to do some cross country sking.+