Welcome to the Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Island is located just off the east coast of Vancouver Island and is the largest and most densely populated of the Gulf Islands.
Salt Spring Island is an unincorporated rural Electoral District under the jurisdiction of the Capital Regional District (CRD). The CRD provides many of the local government functions and services normally found in a municipality or town, but most administrative functions are handled from offices in Victoria.
Maps & Land Use
Detailed maps of your community are available, including information on topography, ecosystems, lot boundaries and parks.
Land use planning on Salt Spring is governed by Islands Trust. The Islands Trust has a unique legislated mandate for protecting and preserving the trust area.
The Sustainability Checklist includes information about financial incentives and resources that can help you
- make your residential construction project more environmentally friendly and
- reduce its impact on Salt Spring’s natural ecosystems.
The guide is aimed at all current and prospective Salt Spring landowners preparing to build a new house, cottage or accessory building, or planning to remodel or add to an existing dwelling, or to build or reroute a driveway.
© Image courtesy of Leah Ciboulette