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Welcome to the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area

Gabriola Island Local Trust Area is located 6 km east of Nanaimo, BC and has a 2016 census population of 4033. The area includes over 20 other islands such as Mudge, DeCourcy, Entrance and the Flat Top Islands.  The office is at 700 North Road. The lead planner for Gabriola is Sonja Zupanec.

Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Latest News

March 2018 | Agricultural Land Reserve

The Agricultural Land Commission wants to hear from you about farming and the Agricultural Land Reserve.  Please go to for more information.


March 2018 | Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Public Hearing for Proposed Bylaw 293 - Housing Options Review Project

You are invited to attend a public hearing on proposed Bylaw 293 - Housing Options Review Project on March 1, 2018 at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre.  Please go to the meetings page and click on March 1st to find the the Public Hearing Notice with more information on the bylaw and details of the meeting.  


February 2018 | Mudge Island Advisory Planning Commission meeting - February 18

The Mudge Island Advisory Planning Commission will be holding a meeting on Mudge Island on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00pm.  The public is welcome to attend. Details of the meeting can be found here


January 2018 | 2018 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Meeting Schedule

View the NEW 2018 meeting schedule here.


Islands Trust Housing Survey - CLOSED

The Islands Trust Local Planning Committee needs your input! A Housing Needs Assessment is underway for the Northern Region of the Islands Trust, including the Denman, Gabriola, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti and Thetis Local Trust Areas. 

Housing Needs Assessments are essential documents used to enable the development of affordable housing. The Northern Housing Needs Assessment is intended to identify the types of housing that are needed on each island, understand which population groups are in particular need of suitable and affordable housing, and provide baseline information for future housing initiatives.  

The survey is now closed.  Results will be reported to Local Trust Committees in early 2018.

For further information, please visit the Islands Trust website at, email, or call 250.247.2063.


November 2017 | Housing Options Review Project Meetings

A Community Information Meeting for Proposed Bylaws 292 (OCP) and 293 (LUB) will be held November 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM click here, for details.

A Public Hearing will be held on November 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM, prior to the Public Hearing a Community Information Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM, click here for details.


October 2017 | Frequently Asked Questions about the Housing Options Review Project

In preparation for an upcoming community information meeting and pubic hearing for Proposed Bylaws 292 (OCP) and 293 (LUB) the LTC has released this document to assist residents and property owners in understanding the proposed changes being considered.


October 2017 | Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment

The Islands Trust Council is conducting a housing needs assessment for the Northern Region of the Islands Trust. Help us understand housing needs on your island!  Please take the Housing Survey.

For further information, please visit:


October 2017 | Gabriola web resources

Village Vision Final Report and Gabriola Commercial Demand Forecast Report have been added to the Gabriola Resources page.


September 2017| Former Gabriola Trustee dies at age 90

The Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Terrence Ronald Hanna who died recently at the age of 90.  As noted in his obituary in the Gabriola Sounder, Mr. Hanna served as a Trustee from 1976-1978 and worked on the first Official Community Plan for Gabriola Island.  His contributions are gratefully remembered.








Gabriola Island Work Program Top Priorities:

  1. Top Priorities Workplan – these projects are identified as top priorities for the current LTC work term
  2. Project List – this is a list of LTC projects that have been identified as future top priorities but are not currently resourced
More Projects
Page last updated: 02/03/18
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