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.

Find out more about how you can share your views with us.

Oct 13

Ballenas-Winchelsea Local Trust Committee

Time: 11:00 am
View Details
Jun 25

Trust Programs Committee

Time: 9:00 am
View Details
Jul 07

Trust Council Special Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
View Details

Meet Your Trustees

Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Gambier/Keats Island Trustee, Vice-Chair for Executive Committee

Dan Rogers is serving his second term as Local Trustee for Gambier Island.

Sue Ellen Fast

Sue Ellen Fast

Bowen Island Trustee and Municipal Councillor, Co-Chair for Executive Committee

Sue Ellen Fast is a Municipal Councillor in her second term as a Bowen Island Municipality Trustee.



Laura Patrick

Laura Patrick

Salt Spring Island Trustee, Vice-Chair for Executive Committee

Laura Patrick is serving her first term as a Salt Spring Island Local Trustee.

Peter Luckham

Peter Luckham

Thetis Island Trustee, Chair for Executive Committee

Peter Luckham is serving as a Thetis Island Local Trustee since 2005, and Executive Committee Chair since 2014.

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




Carbon Absorbed by Forests

Emissions saved:


cars a year

News Ballenas-Winchelsea LTA

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

June 18, 2021 – July 7-8, 2021, Special Trust Council Meeting to Consider First Reading of the Draft of the New Policy Statement

Islands Trust Council invites the public to participate in a special meeting being held electronically July 7-8, 2021, to consider…

News Release

June 3 – Gabriola, Salt Spring and Victoria Offices Open

Islands Trust offices are open with limited hours at the Gabriola and Salt Spring locations. Social distancing and masks are…


A surge of development applications slows processing times at Islands Trust

The pandemic trend of home improvement, property development, and purchases are resulting in longer development application processing times.

News Release

Freshwater Sustainability Grant

The Islands Trust is thrilled to be receiving $190,000 from the Real Estate Foundation of BC as part of the…

Salt Spring Island Waterfall

Islands Trust Response to COVID-19

Islands Trust has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting its operations.


Islands Trust Council Approves 2021/22 Budget

The Islands Trust Council has approved the 2021/22 budget.

A grey and orange butterfly perched on white and yellow flowers with a

30 Nature Reserves in 30 Years – The Heron Newsletter, Spring 2021

The Islands Trust Conservancy’s Spring 2021 Heron newsletter is special. It marks their 30th anniversary at the close of March…

heron newsletter cover march 2021