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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 

October 1, 2019 | SSI LTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC approved issuance of SS-DP-2019.5 (141 Bishops Walk Road) and adopted Bylaw No.498 and Bylaw No.499, as amended (SS-RZ-2017.1, 347 Bridgman Road), referring the staff report to the Local Planning Committee for consideration. The SSI LTC directed staff to amend Bylaw No. 512 (Affordable Rental Housing - Cottages Project) with amendments including but not limited to; removal of properties in the Shoreline Conservation OCP designation, installation of rainwater catchment infrastructure, prohibiting bed-and-breakfast home-based businesses in full-time rental cottages, and prohibiting full-time rentals in cottages on properties that contain a secondary suite. The SSI LTC removed Ganges Village Planning Harbourwalk from its Top Priorities, replacing it with Regulation of Cannabis Production and endorsed SSI LTC Development Approvals Information Bylaw No. 175 and referred it to Trust Council. 


August 28, 2019 | Salt Spring Island LTC Takes Legal Action on Unlawful STVR

news release  was issued stating the SSI LTC has authorized legal action be taken against the owner of an unlawful short-term vacation rental (STVR). 


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: 11/10/19
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