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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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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 Christmas on Salt Spring and February’s 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, this Gulf Island archipelago offers countless opportunities to explore the marine world.

When can you get here?

Christmas is a special time on Salt Spring Island.  We are all aglow in the warmth as family and friends gather to spend the holiday’s island-style!   Shop, explore, dine and be entertained – it’s all here for you to “Get Your GLOW ON!”

Join us for Light-Up on December 3rd from 4:30 onward at Centennial Park.  The event starts with a Christmas Carol Sing-Along with Salt Spring’s Viva Corale .  Light-up happens at 5:00 pm.  The Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off invites you to taste entries from restaurants and home cooks.    Shop Late and Social in Ganges Village is on December 8th until 8 pm. After shopping, go to the Salt Spring Legion where Mixologists will compete on Dec 8th to create the “Glowtini”, the signature Cocktail of Christmas.  This public event welcomes people to Get Your Glow ON! with proceeds to the Copper Kettle Community Partnership.  There are community events daily through December including live music, dining options and New Years Parties.

We wish to share with locals and visitors an authentic BC holiday focused on family and friends having fun and enjoying unique seaside experiences.  A complete list of Christmas on Salt Spring events can be found at: www.christmasonsaltspring.com.  For accommodations that will tuck you in, please visit here:  Places to Stay

WIN A SALT SPRING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PACKAGE FOR 4.

Contest will run until November 30th

ENTER TO WIN

Experience everything Salt Spring Island has to offer and more on a 2 night getaway for you and your family. We’ve got you covered for accommodation, ferry travel, dinner, entertainment and of course adventure!

Prize includes:
– 2 nights at Green Acres Resort in a Lakeview Cottage for 2 adults and 2 children
– Round-trip ferry travel with BC Ferries for two adults, two children and one vehicle
– Outdoor adventure package courtesy of Island Escapades and Salt Spring Adventure Co.
– Dining and Entertainment package for 4

Accommodation and ferry travel courtesy of BC Ferries Vacations. Visit bcferriesvacations.com for more than 100 travel packages and hundreds of hotels, activities and adventures to choose from.

Contest runs until November 30th. Children must be 18 years and under. Blackout dates: July, August, holidays and long weekends. Subject to availability. Ferry travel can be from Vancouver Island to Salt Spring Island or Metro Vancouver to Salt Spring Island. Ferry reservations included if coming from Metro Vancouver. One entry per person – good luck!

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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