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Photos by John Cameron – johncameron.ca

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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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 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 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 by canoe, kayak, chartered or rental boats or by the new sport of stand-up paddle board. We also offer whale watching excursions and eco-tourism learning vacations!

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Enter to win a Salt Spring Island Culinary Gift Basket including specialty food from Salt Spring Island, wine, beer and cider from our great Island producers and a $100 Country Grocer Gift Card!  Value is $300!!!

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Salt Spring Island Fall Fair – September 17th and 18th, 2016

Join us at the annual Fall Fair at the Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute, on September 17th and 18th.  This year’s event celebrates 120 years of Fall Fairs with the theme ” We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing!”  Join locals and visitors as they take in demonstrations, races, competitions and displays. This cherished community celebration of all things agricultural,  showcases the best in island entertainment and delicious fair food.  The Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute, founded in 1895, encourages the preservation and development of agriculture on Salt Spring Island and supports farmers in their quest for sustainability.

 

The 2016 fair catalogue is available HERE.

Admission is $10 per day for adults or $13 for a two day pass.  Seniors receive a $1.00 per day discount on presentation of a valid Carecard. Ages 7-17 are $5.00 per day, or $7.00 for a two day pass. Children 6 and under admitted FREE!

Friday Night Island-Hopping Excursions through July & August

Enjoy island hopping at its best Friday evenings July and August. Starting at 3:55 from Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island, you can visit other friendly Gulf Islands by walking, bicycling, or driving onto the Bowen Queen – save a further 30% by using your BC Ferries Experience Card!  It’s a special treasure within the BC Ferry’s summer schedule. This affordable Friday night fling has you home to Long Harbour by 8:20 or 10:55 pm. These self-guided visits are a great way to see Galiano, Mayne or Pender Islands – have a night of it and tour all three! Then come back to Salt Spring and say you went “Island hopping”!

View the printable schedule here

SALT SPRING IN THE NEWS

Southern Gulf Islands featured in a wonderful Vancouver Sun article

July 22nd, 2016|

Writer Cherie Thiessen had a great time exploring the Southern Gulf Islands!  Her feature article in the weekend Vancouver Sun and the on-line version had readers getting ready to pack their bags and head this [...]

Salt Spring Island Featured in the Globe and Mail Newspaper!

May 16th, 2016|

Described as “Evergreen” and a “Hot Destination” by writer Tara Henley:  “From the moment that the plodding BC Ferry backed out of Tsawwassen Harbour in Vancouver, the experience was vintage Gulf Islands. The views were as spectacular as ever. A vast expanse of ocean surrounded the ship, each inlet decorated with rust-coloured arbutus trees, seagulls circling overhead.” […]

Southern Gulf Islands are featured in the Georgia Straight!

May 6th, 2016|

Read the latest Georgia Straight and find out more about what the Southern Gulf Islands have in store for you!  We suggest you plan a week and tour all 5 Islands in the Salish Sea! […]

Chamber of Commerce & Salt Spring Tourism Accredited with Green Tourism Canada!

May 4th, 2016|

The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we have become Canada’s first Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to become accredited members of Green Tourism Canada. […]

Southern Gulf Islands featured in the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2016” article

January 7th, 2016|

The January 7th New York Times has chosen Canada's Southern Gulf Islands as one of the best 52 places in the world to visit in 2015! "It’s a big world out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. From ancient temples to crystalline waters, here are our top destinations to visit this year." They love our ocean archipelago setting, unique communities and connection to nature.

Visit Salt Spring in the off-season. The Province Newspaper thinks you should!

December 23rd, 2015|

Salt Spring Island has lots to offer all year round!  A visit by writer Michael McCarthy to our island paradise fills you in on some of the great shopping, dining and entertainment that is available [...]

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