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Affordable Housing - 2019 STVR Review

Galiano Island - 2019 STVR Review Project

The current phase, expected to be completed in 2020, will review policies and regulations for Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVR) to address any impacts including on affordable housing.

Proposed Amendment Bylaw No. 275 - 60 Day Comment Period

Based on the results of the STVR review, the LTC is now proposing amendments to the Galiano Island Official Community Plan No. 108, 1995 (OCP), to restrict the issuing of Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) for STVR land uses in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area. The proposed changes will not affect home occupation STVRs.

Notification Period

The Notification Period for submitting written comments on Bylaw No. 275 ended September 30, 2020.

Public Notice – 60 Day Comment Period

Project Update - February 2021

A Community Information Meeting (CIM) and Public Hearing for proposed Bylaw No. 275 was held electronically on February 1, 2021. Following the Public Hearing, LTC gave 2nd and 3rd reading to proposed Bylaw No. 275 and directed staff to send it to Islands Trust Executive Committee and the Minister of Municipal Affairs for approval prior to consideration of 4th reading and bylaw adoption.

Project Charter

Project Charter - June 2020


Bylaw No.275 Amendment (3rd Reading)

Upcoming Meetings

Public Hearing/Community Information Meeting

The LTC will be holding a Public Hearing on proposed Bylaw No. 275 at the next regular LTC meeting scheduled for February 1, 2021, to be held electronically at 12:30 pm. A Community Information Meeting (CIM) on proposed Bylaw No. 275 will be held immediately prior to the Public Hearing. More details to follow.

Public Hearing Binder - Please Click Here on the meetings and agendas webpage and select February 1, 2021. 

STVR Survey

An online survey was conducted from November 23, 2019 – January 20, 2020 using the web-based Survey Monkey platform. A total of 234 surveys were completed. Data collected from the survey is intended to help to inform the Local Trust Committees on whether changes to the existing regulations and policies that govern STVR use on Galiano Island should be considered. Survey results are summarized in the following two staff reports:

Open House

An Open House was held at the Galiano Island Lions Hall (992 Burrill Road) between 2:30-4:30 on November 23, 2019 to present the findings of STVR research to date. The Open House also provided an opportunity for the Galiano Island community and STVR stakeholders to share their perspectives on the current regulations, policies and use of STVRs on Galiano Island.

Results of this Open House will help to inform the LTC on whether changes to the existing regulations and policies that govern STVR use on Galiano Island should be considered.

Discussion Paper

To provide background and context for community and stakeholder discussion, planning staff have prepared a discussion paper on the STVR issue.

Staff Reports and Memos



(Previous) 2013-2014 STVR Project

Short term vacation rentals were legalized on Galiano Island in 2014 following extensive effort and community consultation. Project details can be found here.


North Pender LTC -  STVR Review Project
South Pender LTC - STVR Review Project

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Page last updated: 26/02/21
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