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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 2011 census population of 4045. 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. Please click below for contact information.

Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Latest News

February 2017 | Reading for Reconciliation

This is a list of suggested fiction, poetry and non-fiction books on First Nations topics. The focus is on books that are written by Indigenous authors, but the list also includes some non-Aboriginal contributors writing about issues relevant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process. Many books have a B.C. focus, and most are available in the Vancouver Island Regional Library system. The list is far from complete, and should be considered a work in progress. The Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee hopes that you find something on this list that will inspire you, challenge you, move you, and help to guide you on your own personal path of Truth and Reconciliation. 

We are all treaty people.

Huy ch q'u siem


January 2017 | Gabriola Island Advisory Planning Commission 

The Gabriola Island Advisory Planning Commission will be holding a meeting to discuss draft Bylaw No. 291-Proposed Amendment Bylaw (Signage) on MONDAY, January 9, 2017 (not Tuesday, January 9 as reported in the Gabriola Sounder) at 5:30pm at the Islands Trust Northern Office, 700 North Road, Gabriola Island. The public is welcome to attend.  


December 2016 | 2017 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Meeting Schedule

Click here to view the 2017 meeting schedule. 


December 2016 | Trustee Office Hours

Trustees are available to meet in person with residents and property owners - drop in with your questions, comments or just to say hi. Trustee Mamoser and O’Sullivan alternate office hours each Monday morning 10 am – 11 am at the Islands Trust northern office 700 North Road. For more information please call 250.247.2063 or email the Trustees directly. 


December 2016 | Groundwater Recharge Model for Gabriola Island

The final report for the Groundwater Recharge Model for Gabriola Island is now available to view on our website. This report was prepared by Simon Fraser University for the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 


May 2016 | GB-RZ-2016.1 (Potlatch Properties), Gabriola Island

The Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee gave consideration to this application to transfer the densities of three properties which lie between Coats Marsh Regional Park and the 707 Community Park to an area near the Island’s Village core in exchange for the donation of the donor properties to the 707 Community Park.  More details here>>





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Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Projects

Review of Roadside Signage

Housing Options Review Project

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Page last updated: 24/02/17
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