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Welcome to the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area

Gabriola Island Local Trust Area is located 6 km east of Nanaimo, BC and has a 2016 census population of 4033. The area includes over 20 other islands such as Mudge, DeCourcy, Entrance and the Flat Top Islands. Gabriola's beautiful and vibrant islands are home to some of the rarest ecosystems in British Columbia. To learn about the conservation status of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area, view the island profile. The office is at 700 North Road. 

Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Latest News    

June 2020 | Electronic LTC Business Meeting will include two Community Information Meetings: June 25, 2020

The Gabriola LTC will hold their June 25, 2020 business meeting electronically at 10:30 am.  The business meeting will include two Community Information Meetings regarding the Cannabis Regulation Project (Bylaw No. 303) at 11:10 am and the BC Ferries rezoning application (Bylaw Nos. 304 and 305) at 11:40 am.   The public is encouraged to submit questions they may have regarding these bylaws to in advance of the meeting.

Please read the notice below for details on how to join the meeting.

Meeting Agenda -  Click Here and choose June 25, 2020.

To join Electronically: Click Here
To Call into the meeting: 
855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 637 5020 5388


June 2020 | 2020 Gabriola Island LTC Business Meeting Schedule

An UPDATED 2020 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee business meeting schedule is now available.  Come join your local trustees at their next business meeting to see what's being considered in your community. 


April 8, 2020 |  April 2nd Cancelled Meeting Agenda Items

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Gabriola LTC cancelled their April 2, 2020 regular business meeting.  The following items from the April 2nd agenda may be considered by Resolution Without Meeting:

GB-RZ-2020.1 Gabriola Housing Society – Staff Report

Cannabis Regulation Project (Bylaw No. 303) – Staff Report - deferred

GB-RZ-2019.1 BC Ferries - Memorandum  


April 2020 | April 2nd Local Trust Committee Business Meeting - CANCELLED

Given concerns regarding the COVID 19 virus, the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Regular Business meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020, has been CANCELLED.  Please check this webpage frequently for updates regarding Local Trust Committee meetings on Gabriola Island.


March 2020 | Gabriola Trustee Office Hours suspended until further notice 

Due to concerns regarding the COVID 19 virus, Trustee Office Hours at the Islands Trust Northern Office are suspended until further notice.  In the absence of in-person office hours, Trustees Langereis and Colbourne encourage you to contact them by email or phone.  Trustee contact information is as follows:

Trustee Kees Langereis                   Trustee Scott Colbourne
250-247-8281                                   778-679-1110

Enquiries may also be sent to or call 250-247-2063 for the Islands Trust Northern Office reception.


June 2018 | Secondary Suites Bylaw

On June 14, 2018, the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee adopted Bylaws 292 (OCP) and 293 (LUB) after two years community consultation on Phase 1 of the Housing Options Review Project. More information about this project is available here.

The Islands Trust has created a brochure with information regarding Secondary Suites on Gabriola. For more information please email or phone 250.247.2063. 


Gabriola Island Work Program Top Priorities:

  1. Top Priorities Workplan – these projects are identified as top priorities for the current LTC work term
  2. Project List – this is a list of LTC projects that have been identified as future top priorities but are not currently resourced
More Projects
Page last updated: 17/06/20
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