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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.


January 2018 | 2018 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Meeting Schedule

View the NEW 2018 meeting schedule here.


Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment and Islands Trust Housing Survey - CLOSED

In early 2018 the Islands Trust Council conducted a housing needs assessment for the Northern Region of the Islands Trust. The survey is now closed and results will be reported to Local Trust Committees in early 2018.

For further information regarding housing in the Islands Trust, please click here.


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 | 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: 23/04/18
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