About the Southern Gulf Islands

The Southern Gulf Islands are a collection of mid-sized islands interspersed with numerous islets located just off the east coast of Vancouver Island. The Southern Gulf Islands of Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender Islands, Saturna, Piers and associated islands make up an unincorporated rural Electoral Area under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD). The CRD serves as local government for electoral areas and most administrative functions are handled from the Victoria office.


Information on the services and administrative functions provided by the CRD on Southern Gulf Islands can be found on the following pages: 

Commissions and Committees

The CRD Board has established, by bylaw, a number of commissions to provide community input into the delivery of specific CRD services in each electoral area. The Board may also establish committees to provide advice and recommendations in relation to a CRD service or potential service.

Please visit the Board, Committees and Commissions section for appointments, agendas and minutes for the following commissions and committees.

Additional Information

Get Involved

Help shape the future of CRD projects, policies and decisions by visiting our online engagement space.


Director Paul Brent, director of the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area

Paul Brent is the Electoral Area Director for Southern Gulf Islands. Paul began part-time residence on Saturna Island in 1994 before moving to full-time in 2007. His career has spanned executive level positions in transportation and resource organizations and continued as an independent consultant.

Paul serves on multiple boards and commissions and was previously the local Islands Trustee for Saturna Island. He is passionate about protecting and enhancing our island communities and their environment. 

Alternate Director

Robert Fenton is the Alternate Director for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area.

CRD Offices

Pender Island
4605 Bedwell Harbour Road (in the Driftwood Centre)
Contact Melody Pender

Mayne Island
424 Fernhill Road (at the ReMax Office)
Contact Kat Ferneyhough

Saturna Island
100 E. Point Rd (in the same building as the Saturna Pub)
Contact Katie Dentry

Galiano Island
23 Madrona Drive (in the Islands Trust Office)
Contact Emma Davis


Animal Control
1.800.655.7899 (toll-free)

Building Inspection Offices
Pender Island Office – 250.629.3424
Victoria – 1.866.475.1581 (toll-free)

Bylaw Enforcement
1.800.665.7899 (toll-free)

Water & Sewer
General – 1.800.663.4425
Emergencies – 1.855.822.4426