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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.

Important Information: North Salt Spring Waterworks District Water Supply Statement


Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News

March 1, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The LTC amended Bylaw No. 509 (805 Lower Ganges Road) LUB Amendment and rezoning to allow for additional recreational uses and deferred the Public Hearing for proposed to the March 29, 2018 meeting. Ganges Harbourwalk project, (Proposed Bylaw No. 491), the LTC: supported the principle of the LTC submitting an application to the Ministry of FLNRO for a Right-of-Way for the harbourwalk and directed staff write FLNRO to advise that an application is likely forthcoming and ask they suspend renewal of the (Ganges Marina) lease to such time that the application has been processed to conclusion; and directed staff inform CRD staff regarding the actions taken. The LTC amended Bylaw 489 and gave 3rd reading to Proposed Bylaws 488, 489, 490 - Industrial Lands project and requested staff engage in secondary public consultations with the affected property owners to identify any outstanding concerns. 347 Bridgman Road - an OCP amendment and rezoning from Commercial Accommodation to Rural zone variant. The LTC read Bylaws 498 and 499 a first time and requested staff refer them to agencies and First Nations. The LTC encouraged the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance prioritize mapping the aquifer(s) in the vicinity of Vesuvius/Channel Ridge and asked that they investigate the possibility of metering all properties that draw water from St. Mary Lake so that an accurate account of overall water draw off from the lake can be obtained.


February 16, 2018 | Public Hearing scheduled

A public hearing has been scheduled to review the three proposed bylaws for the implementation of the Industrial Lands Project. Further information on this project may be found on the project page.


February 8, 2018 | Public Hearing scheduled

Changes to agricultural policies and the regulation of farming in Rural Watershed 1 and 2 Zones. Further information available on the project page. 


February 1, 2018 | Tax Requisition 

Freshwater sustainability is a top priority for Islands Trust Council and the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) for the upcoming 2018/2019 fiscal year.  Coordinated watershed management is essential to achieving freshwater sustainability on Salt Spring Island.  The LTC has asked Trust Council to approve a $98,500 property tax requisition for the ongoing coordination of the  Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA) and to continue the development of an Integrated Watershed Management Program​.  Please see this FAQ and backgrounder on the work of SSIWPA.  For more information, please visit the LTC Watershed Management Project page, the SSIWPA website or contact


January 18, 2018 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC received the “Approval Processes for Water Supply Systems on Salt Spring Island” report and requested it be forwarded to Executive Committee for information. The SSILTC also directed staff to incorporate some of the report requirements into the DAI bylaw being drafted.

Later, the SSI LTC approved issuance of DP SS-DP-2017.14 to install a septic system and a 675 square foot modular home at 150 Terminus Street and read bylaw 509 a second time and requested staff schedule a Public Hearing for a rezoning application to permit an additional indoor and outdoor tennis court at 805 Lower Ganges Road.


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Page last updated: 08/03/18
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