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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 

Resolution Without Meeting (RWM) Decision Highlights

March 23, 2020

  • The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committe (SSI LTC) adopted the minutes from the February 18, 2020 Regular Business meeting via Resolution-Without-Meeting.

 March 24, 2020

  • The SSI LTC approved issuance of development permit SS-DP-2019.10 (176 Bishops Walk Road) via Resolution-Without-Meeting.
  • The SSI LTC approved a water covenant as part of a 2-Lot subdivision (SS-SUB-2016.5, 600 Isabella Point Road) via Resolution-Without-Meeting.

March 24, 2020 | CANCELLED: SSILTC Regular Business Meeting

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (SSI LTC) Regular Business Meeting of Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been cancelled. Our next Regular Business meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at the Hart Bradley Memorial Hall, Lions Club, 103 Bonnet Avenue, Salt Spring Island.



The Islands Trust, Salt Spring Island location is currently closed to public walk-ins. We are continuing operations during our regular business hours. To leave a message, please call 250-537-9144 or email:


March 10, 2020 | NEW: SSILTC Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 175

On March 10, 2020, Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 175 (DAI Bylaw) was adopted. This administrative bylaw enables the Salt Spring Island Local trust Committee to require information from an applicant, as to the impacts of the proposed developments for development permit, rezoning or temporary use permit applications. The purpose of the DAI Bylaw is to establish a clear standard of requested information while also creating a more transparent submission process for applicants.


GET INVOLVED | Apply to become a member of the Board of Variance or an Advisory Planning Commission. Applications are accepted until May 1, 2020.  Read more >> | Application Form


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: 25/03/20
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