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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!

Canada Day Weekend on Salt Spring Island!

Join us for the 2016 Canada Day Celebrations Friday, July 1st.  What a great weekend of family friendly fun – from the Classic Car Show & Shine, Wellness near the Sea, the Kidz Zone and Live Music Waterfront as well as the Salt Spring Legion.  The star of the show is the amazing Fireworks Show at dusk!  Saturday, July 2nd offers the Salt Spring Market, Teddy Bear Picnic and the Crab Festival at Rotary Park.  This is proudly hosted by the Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our friends at Thrifty Foods!  Happy Canada Day!  Fun events for the whole Family!   Canada Day 2016 Sponsored by Thrifty Foods.  Learn more by checking our event schedule

Create memories with family and friends with a seaside Canada Day Adventure.  Check out our great culinary mecca and join your friends on the dance floor at several parties happening over the weekend.  Here is your change to meet MP Elizabeth May, who will be here to cut the giant Canada Day Cake – share in the fun.  Drop by the Visitor Information Centre for a full list of events and celebrate Canada Day in style!

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

Taste of Salt Spring – A Sold-out Event!

June 20th, 2016|

Attendees experienced the best of local food and drink at this annual event that united Salt Spring Island chefs, food producers, wineries and brewers to create a savoury Sunday evening – “island style” ! […]

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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