Ballenas-Winchelsea Island Trust Area Includes:

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 11 associated islands including:

  • Ada Islands
  • Mistaken Island
  • Ruth Island
list of all islands

Meetings and Events Around: Ballenas-Winchelsea

See upcoming Ballenas-Winchelsea meetings & events and learn more about the Executive Committee for this area.

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Oct 04

Executive Committee acting as a Local Trust Committee (Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands)

Time: 10:30 am
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Jun 14

Executive Committee

Time: 9:00 am
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Jun 27-29

Trust Council Quarterly Meeting

Time: 1:00 pm
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Meet Your Local Trust Committee

Tobi Elliott

Tobi Elliott

Gabriola Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair

David Maude

David Maude

Mayne Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair



Timothy Peterson

Timothy Peterson

Lasqueti Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair



Peter Luckham

Peter Luckham

Thetis Island Trustee, Islands Trust Council Chair

Island Profile

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 19 islands and islets. This rugged archipelago is home to some of the world’s rarest ecosystems, including a glass sponge reef and protected marine areas. These islands and islets are blanketed with wildflowers vulnerable to human impacts.

Eelgrass Beds



in shoreline areas




on island

Sensitive Ecosystems




Total Area

Trust Area



News Ballenas-Winchelsea LTA

Find out what's happening in and around your local trust area

Read the latest edition of the Heron

Islands Trust Conservancy’s most recent edition of the Heron is out now! Cover of the Heron newsletter – Spring 2023.…


Hornby LTC June 16th meeting to be held electronically

The Hornby Island Local Trust Committee has decided to hold its June 16th Regular Business meeting electronically using zoom.  Links…

A daisy in the grass

Gabriola LTC June 8th meeting to be held electronically

The next meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee will be held electronically on zoom starting at 9:00am.  Links…

A small black and white bird on a wooden post with a blue background

Islands Trust Conservancy’s Species At Risk Program gets federal funding boost

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. –  Islands Trust Conservancy has received a three-year funding boost of $660,000 from Environment and Climate…

In the foreground there is a yellow painted nail next to a small yellow montane violet plant with three flowers. In the background you can see a woman putting down bright pink flags to mark other threatened plants.

Ballenas-Winchelsea LTC 2023 Meeting Schedule

The Executive Committee Acting as a Local Trust Committee for the Ballenas-Winchelsea Local Trust Area 2023 business meeting schedule is…


Link Island donated to Islands Trust Conservancy – highest valued land donation in Conservancy’s history

For immediate release Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – Late conservationist Betty Swift has donated Link Island, a 21.45 hectare (52.5…

Cliffs spotted with over-hanging arbutus trees overlooking the Salish Sea on a rainy spring day. In the foreground little yellow wildflowers and lichens cover the cliff face.

Islands Trust Conservancy provides $5,400 Opportunity Fund grant to support a new nature stewardship program on Thetis Island

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – The Islands Trust Conservancy has granted $5,400 to Thetis Island Nature Conservancy for a new…

Volunteers gather in the forest during a training session for THiNC's new Nature Stewards Program.

Denman Island Housing Review Project-UPDATED

Open House scheduled for November 14th, postponed to 2023.   The Denman Island Local Trust Committee is embarking on a…

Three delicate purple and green tulip shaped flowers on a stem not yet in bloom

Introducing Moss Mountain covenant – one of Salt Spring Island’s newest protected areas

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  –  Islands Trust Conservancy celebrates the protection of nearly 50 hectares of land (112 acres) on…

Moss Mountain covering with old leaves and naked trees

Gambier Island Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw Targeted Review

The online survey is now closed.  Stay tuned for results at a future LTC meeting. The Gambier Island Local Trust…


Islands Trust Conservancy gives $6,000 funding boost to support nature stewardship on Gabriola Island

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  – Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) has received a $6,000 Opportunity Fund grant from Islands…

Nature Steward participant sign to encourage wildlife friendly gardens

Islands Trust Conservancy celebrates the protection of Woodpecker Forest on SDȺY¸ES/North Pender Island this Earth Day.

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  –   Islands Trust Conservancy (ITC) celebrates the addition of Woodpecker Forest, a new protected area that…

Lisa Baile and Peter Pare in Woodpecker Forest