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Presenting the new “February Festival” – Discover Yourself on Salt Spring Island this Winter!

Visit Salt Spring Island, one of the warmest places in Canada in the winter, and immerse yourself in our arts and culture scene during the month of February!

Are you craving a little “island time” but want to stay close to home? Salt Spring is nearby, but feels a world away. Nestled within the Southern Gulf Islands and protected by BC’s Coastal Mountains and Vancouver Island, our little island in the Salish Sea is home to a laid back charm, thriving seaside villages, and a vibrant farm-to-table way of life. Now we are home to the Salt Spring Island February Festival, a month long wintertime arts and culture celebration – and you’re invited!

During the month of February 2016, Salt Spring is playing host to musical and arts performances at various locations including ArtSpring, our 265 seat arts & cultural centre. Enjoy family weekend performances, workshops, culinary events, wellness and yoga gatherings and live jazz and rock featuring local talent. Treat yourself to local award winning wines, beers, ciders and a great meal at an array of Salt Spring’s excellent restaurants, many featuring local fish and seafood. Craving a little romance? Bring your sweetheart to Salt Spring for valentine’s weekend for unique dining experiences and dancing to live music. Stay in one of our cozy accommodation options suited for any budget. On Salt Spring Island, romance fills the air along with ocean breezes. Feeling adventurous? There are year-round outdoor activities including biking and hiking on some of the best trails on the West Coast.

Salt Spring Island February Festival is presented by Mouat’s Trading, an iconic local merchant since 1907, along with Thrifty Foods, Shaw Communications, Country Grocer and Fishbowl Magazine. It is brought to you by the members of the Chamber of Commerce & Salt Spring Tourism with support from the Salt Spring Arts Council, PARC and Tourism Vancouver Island. Time to plan your trip and find that perfect place to stay in the islands!  Learn more here:

Enter to win

Enter to Win VIP Passes to the festival events on February 20th and 21st
including dinner for 2! Value is $150.00


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

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

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Salt Spring Island Featured on Trip Adviser – 8 Canadian Destinations to Visit in 2016!

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Want to know where Trip Adviser thinks you should visit in 2016?  How about Salt Spring Island, BC?  They chose us one of the best destinations in Canada, featuring our laid-back charm, scenic beauty and […]

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

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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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Salt Spring Island Featured in WestJet Magazine

May 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Salt Spring Island is chosen as one of the worlds best places to visit! We have been featured in WestJet Magazine as one of the 15 Places to Visit in 2015!

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Salt Spring Island Featured by Destination BC!

October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Salt Spring Island is featured as a great culinary get-away on Destination BC's website! Writer Shirley Culpin was here on assignment for Destination BC and loved her time here for Sip & Savour Salt Spring 2015!

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“Best of Food & Wine” Spotlights Salt Spring Island

September 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Want to learn more about what Salt Spring Island has to offer?  Look no further!  This entertaining interview with Tony and Kasey on 650 CISL’s Best of Food and Wine has great information on the […]


One nice thing about Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands is that the rainshadow microclimate means they tend to be warmer and dryer in the spring than the mainland or even the main Island.
Borchard, Visitor
Salt Spring offers plenty for the young and young at heart! First and foremost is the beaches – and beaches are everywhere.
FWN, Visitor
Everything from little cozy inns or private B&Bs (I stayed in a really nice private B&B on the island with even it’s own private hot tub on the ocean!)
Utcrayons, Visitor
Always great to be there on a Saturday for the weekly market. It starts its season in early April.
isaed, Visitor




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