B.C. municipal election 2018: Tahsis results

Martin Davis has been elected mayor of Tahsis.

Davis earned 112 votes, nearly double the 68 his closest rival, Brenda Overton, managed.

Tahsis will have a brand new council, with no incumbents running this year.

That council will be made up of Josh Lambert, Bill Elder, Lynda Llewellyn and Sarah Fowler.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Tahsis.



Martin J Davis

David B McIntosh

Brenda S Overton


Bill D Elder

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Doug C Elliott

Carol Finnie

James A Fothergill-Brown

Sarah M Fowler

Josh M Lambert

Jeff D Lancaster

Lynda R Llewellyn


Tahsis can be found on Vancouver Island’s west coast, at the head of Tahsis Inlet.

Population (2016)



Tahsis once served as the gateway to an active trade route that took travellers right across Vancouver Island to the other coast.

It was the place where the Chief Maquinna had his home, where he was visited by explorers including Capt. Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and Capt. George Vancouver.

The west coast of Vancouver Island would become an attractive location for logging in the early 20th century, making it an important industry for Tahsis.

Loggers would build floating homes that were later hauled ashore, and a village started to expand.

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Tahsis would incorporate as a village in 1972.

Median after-tax income of households (2015)

Not enough data for this metric.

Political representation


Rachel Blaney (NDP)


Claire Trevena (BC NDP)