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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 

October 2019 | Gabriola Island Housing Advisory Planning Commission Meeting

The Gabriola Island Housing Advisory Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Islands Trust Northern Office, 700 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC. The purpose of this meeting is to plan a Fall engagement event to introduce the mandate and objectives of the Housing Advisory Planning Commission to the public at large.  More information may be found in the meeting agenda.  Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers.


October 2019 | 2019 Gabriola Island LTC Business Meeting Schedule

View the UPDATED 2019 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee business meeting schedule here.   


September 2019 | Gabriola Trustee Office Hours resume - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Gabriola Island Trustees will resume office hours every Tuesday at the Islands Trust Northern Office, 700 North Road, effective September 24, 2019.  Office hours are held in the RDN office from 3-5pm with each trustee meeting with the public on alternate Tuesdays.  Appointments outside of regular office hours may be arranged by emailing the trustees.  Office dates for each trustee are shown below.

Trustee Kees Langereis - - Sep 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3
Trustee Scott Colbourne - - Oct 1, 15 & 29, Nov 12 & 26, Dec 10


October 16, 2018 | Gabriola Island’s 707 Community Park is Growing

The Regional District of Nanaimo and the Islands Trust have issued a joint press release announcing the amendment of the Gabriola Island OCP and LUB allowing the transfer of 136 hectares of parkland adjacent to the 707 Community Park to the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN).  With this transfer, the 707 Community Park on Gabriola Island will increase from 707 acres to 1,043 acres, providing increased ecological protection to Coats Marsh and important trail connections for the island. Please see the press release for more details.  


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: 07/10/19
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