CRD seeks public input on Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Service options

Jan 12, 2022

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District is conducting a new round of community engagement on options for service establishment that would enable a transportation function for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area (SGI EA). 

Results from the first round of public engagement indicated a desire by residents of Galiano, Mayne, Saturna and the Pender Islands for integrated transportation improvements that would support the communities in providing public transit, safe walking and cycling networks, and some level of passenger ferry improvements to complement other travel. The CRD is now seeking feedback on proposed transportation service options and associated costs.

The next phase of public engagement presents a range of transportation solutions and seeks to understand the level of support for funding the various options. Feedback received will help guide the decision making of the CRD Board in terms of whether to pursue service establishment for a transportation function in the SGI EA.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to review the table of service options, fill out a survey, and register for one of four online Q and A sessions for more information:

The service options and survey can be found at

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492