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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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Presenting 150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with us at events, concerts and family friendly programs.  Many events are free and will be on offer daily at various locations on Salt Spring Island – including unique venues and historical buildings.  Events go through to October, 2017.

We are pleased to announce that the Salt Spring Island community will celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Style!  The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce and the CRD – Salt Spring, with funding support from the Salt Spring Island Foundation, have collaborated to present:  150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island!

Running through the summer and into October, we will have something exciting happening for people of all ages – on offer every day!  The last official week will include the opening week of SSNAP – Salt Spring National Art Prize, the 18th Annual Apple Festival and the Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival.

Community programs and events will be promoted and supported through this project including First Nations, arts, agriculture, culinary, wellness and outdoor recreation.  Local residents, neighbours and visitors to our community will be invited to celebrate with us!

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Salt Spring Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

See our event calendar to find out what we have happening this week!

 

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 Salish Sea ecosphere and internationally renowned for its strong arts movement and creative people, 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 National Art Prize Announces Six Salt Spring Artists as Finalists

Salt Spring artists among the best in Canada…read more 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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