Galiano Island Land Use Bylaws

Land Use Bylaws

Land Use on Galiano is managed by the Islands Trust. The Galiano Island Land Use Bylaw 127 covers the permitted uses for buildings, accessory buildings, seasonal cottages, siting, setbacks and zoning.

Land Use Bylaws Schedules and Maps

Galiano North

Galiano South

Development Permit Areas Compilation Map

This map shows riparian areas, sensitive ecosystems, water ways and much more.

Land Use Application Guides & Forms

Click here for documents, guides, and forms for land use applications as they pertain to trust area islands.

Archaeological Sites

There are Indigenous archaeological sites on Galiano. If you are concerned about this you can contact the Archaeology Branch of the BC Government below:

BC Archaeological Information Request Form


This guide will:

  • advise you about the applicable regulations regarding construction, repairs, alterations or additions to residential buildings and structures.
  • and assist you with the preparation of your building permit application.


Septic systems should be registered with the Vancouver Island Health Authority
Contact them at 250.519.3401

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