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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

 For Building Permits for Salt Spring Island (within the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District) please submit a Building Permit Review Form and required documents electronically.



Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News 

November 26, 2019 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC approved issuance of SS-DP-2019.8 (110-150 Fulford-Ganges Road) and SS-TUP-2019.6 (151 Lower Ganges Road). The SSI LTC accepted a water treatment covenant for SS-SUB-2018.2 (347 Bridgman Road) and provided a response for SS-LCB-2019.4 (SS Legion) to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB). Bylaw No. 515 (amended 3rd Reading) and Bylaw No. 517 (Housing Agreement – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Reading) (Meadowlane Seniors Complex) were forwarded to Executive Committee. The SSI LTC endorse the proposed amendments to the SSIWPA Steering Committee Terms of Reference and requested staff present an amended report regarding the SSIWPA Special Tax Requisition. Bylaw No. 471 received amended 2nd reading and is referred for comment. The SSI LTC adopted a standing resolution regarding Reconciliation. The SSI LTC will request the LPC to consider reduced application fees for TUPs for Residential uses that increase the availability of affordable housing. The SSI LTC amend the OCP update charter project as follows: Clarify the purpose to include recognizing the work of the groups updating the Climate Action Plan, the Area Farm Plan and the Housing Council; Limit the initial consultation to groups updating the Climate Action Plan, the Area Farm Plan and the Housing Council, Correct the scope to say “Identify the OCP policies that support the Strategic Priorities but require implementation or LUB amendments; Consider the Strategic Priority of “Village Planning” as its own project.


October 29, 2019 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC approved issuance of SS-DP-2019.6 (118 Jackson Avenue) and SS-DP-2019.7 (183 Beaver Point Road) and approved issuance of SS-DVP-2019.4 (381 Toynbee Road), as amended. SS-LCB-2019.3 (110-150 Fulford-Ganges Road) was forwarded to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) with comment. Bylaw No. 520 (SS-RZ-2018.3, 377 Seymour Heights Road) was given first reading and referred to external agencies. Additionally, an easement for SSI Fire Rescue, a conservation covenant requested and several resolutions were made regarding water and sewerage. Bylaw No. 519 (SS-RZ-2019.2, 127 Lower Ganges Road) was given first reading, was referred to external agencies and roadway safety was discussed. Additionally, the SSI LTC directed staff to schedule a Public Hearing. The SSI LTC approved the OCP Update Project Charter, as amended, and directed staff to undertake the project work plan. The Groundwater Recharge Potential Mapping report was received. The SSI LTC gave first reading to Bylaw No. 518 (Regulation of Cannabis Production) and referred it to the APC and AAPC as well as external agencies and interest groups and staff were directed to schedule a Community Information Meeting. The SSI LTC supported the CRD to apply for, receive and manage UBCM grant funding to complete a housing needs report partnership with the SSI LTC and granted permission to Salt Spring Community Services to increase rental rates for 8 of 24 units in order to meet conditions set out in the BC Housing Operating Agreement and to discharge two covenants for Lot 3 Bishops Walk Road.


July 8, 2019 | Planner Enquiry Hours

Salt Spring Island Office Planner Enquiry Hours Will Be Held: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday - Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays).
To make an appointment please call: 250-537-9144 or email:


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Page last updated: 29/11/19
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