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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring 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. The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area is home to some of the rarest ecosystems in the world. To learn about the conservation status of the Salt spring Island Local Trust Area, view the island profile.

Important Information: North Salt Spring Waterworks District Water Supply Statement



Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News 

June 20, 2019 | OPEN HOUSE

An Open House for SS-LCB-2019.1 (Salt Spring Wild Cider) will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019. See the Notice here.


May 28, 2019 ​| SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC: amended the SSIWPA budget and approved a Request For Proposals for SSIWPA coordination services; received correspondence regarding upland owner’s riparian rights in respect to the Ganges Harbourwalk; agreed to not enforce a covenant in respect to the addition of a modular multi-purpose room at 262 Rainbow Road; received a Notice regarding Federal Cannabis Licensing at 1867 North End Road; approved public engagement activities in the Salt Spring Local Trust Area for the Trust Council’s Visions 2099; endorsed text for the 2018-2019 Islands Trust Annual Report; acknowledged work by Salt Spring Transitions in recognizing June as Climate Awareness Month; forwarded the Model Strategy for Antenna Systems to the APC; requested further information and that staff draft a bylaw for 377 Seymour Heights Road; referred 1200 Beddis Road to the AAPC; and, supported, in principle, a DVP for 200 Collins Road. Lastly, in the Rise and Report, the SSILTC noted the appointment of new APC/AAPC/BOV commissions and thanked departing commissioners for their service.



A Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 515 will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2019. Proposed Bylaw No. 515 seeks to amend the Salt Spring Island Land Use Bylaw to change the zoning of 154 King's Lane from Community Facility 1 variant [CF1(d)] to Residential 12 variant [R12(a)] which would permit 48 affordable seniors housing units, 2 dwelling units, a service club, and a dental and medical office with up to 12 medical practitioners. See the Notice here.


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Page last updated: 19/06/19
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