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PLACES TO STAY

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THINGS TO DO

Salt Spring Island has many great recreational activities to enjoy.

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PLACES TO EAT

Salt Spring boasts an amazing variety of restaurants and cafes.

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

The Island has unique boutique shopping and great services.

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The 2017 Salt Spring Eco-Living and Home Tour will be held on Sunday July 30.

Come to Salt Spring Island and get inspired by innovative examples of eco-building, renewable energy technology, tiny homes, and sustainable living.  “We challenge you to come away from this tour without an action plan for your own home and garden,” says tour organizer Elizabeth White.

The self-guided daylong tour includes some of B.C.’s most interesting examples of green living, including energy-efficient and passive solar buildings, rainwater harvesting, food production, renewable energy, and transportation alternatives. Tour sites, which range from a tiny-home to a large organic farm, push the boundaries of sustainable living. Visitors will see and get a feel for Salt Spring’s unique “boutique gumboot” style, emblematic of Gulf Islands culture.

Tickets are on sale online via Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/ssiecotour  and cost $25.  The 2017 Salt Spring Eco-Living and Home Tour is a fundraiser for Transition Salt Spring.  http://transitionsaltspring.ning.com/

Beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia is a great place to visit year round.

Every season has its charms from the spring where the blossoms and baby lambs abound to summer with our great beaches and open air famous Saturday Market and Tuesday Farmers Market, where everything is grown, baked, made or foraged on Salt Spring Island. During fall when the seasons change, join us to toast the Harvest at a food and drink event and the legendary Fall Fair. During winter’s cool embrace, we have celebrations to keep you warm including Christmas on Salt Spring and the February Festival, full of arts and culture, family events and romantic couple’s retreats.

Salt Spring Island is truly a nature lovers’ paradise! With spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery and the moderate climate, a variety of activities can be comfortably pursued all months of the year. From leisurely walks along pristine beaches to challenging uphill hikes, the vistas, flora and fauna are always inspiring. Surrounded by miles and miles of the mainly sheltered waterways of the Pacific Ocean’s Salish Sea, this Gulf Island archipelago offers countless opportunities to explore the marine world.

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SSNAP – SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Set in the stunning Salish Sea ecosphere and internationally renowned for its strong arts and crafts movement and creative enterprise, the island has established an enviable reputation as one of North America’s most highly regarded small arts communities.

To recognize, showcase and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian talent, Salt Spring Island has establishing one of the very few national, juried competitions open to artists residing in Canada.  The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

An initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), the second SSNAP will be held September 22 – October 22, 2017.  The Opening Gala will be on September 22nd from 6pm onward.

This biennial competition promotes creative dialogue and collaboration between the Salt Spring Island arts community and artists from across Canada. This exciting endeavour has been made possible through the generous donations of our Sponsors and dedicated work of our volunteers.  Learn more on our website by visiting here

SALT SPRING IN THE NEWS

Forbes Travel Encourages Readers to go “Island Hopping” !

April 13th, 2017|

According to Forbes Travel, Vancouver is a great jumping off point to go Island Hopping! Most people think of southern destinations when planning island hopping excursions but we think that venture the fair isles closer to home is a better idea! Visit Salt Spring Island, Galiano and if you have a bit of time you could also go to Victoria!

Southern Gulf Islands featured in Vogue Magazine

December 15th, 2016|

There’s nothing quite like an island vacation—getting away from it all and really unplugging. Hawaii and St. Barth’s are great this time of the year. But guess what, everyone (and we mean everyone) knows those islands are great and they’re probably vacationing there right now. Wouldn’t it be better to go somewhere new, a place where you don’t have to battle with your neighbor or boss or best friend’s ex-boyfriend for a piece of sand or a table at the must-try restaurant? Here are three (mostly) unheard of islands worth the trek.

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