Photo Credit: John Cameron
PLACES TO STAY
Find the right accommodation to suit your needs here!
PLACES TO EAT
Salt Spring boasts an amazing variety of restaurants and cafes.
THINGS TO DO
Salt Spring Island is known for it’s many recreational activities.
SHOPPING & SERVICES
The Island has unique boutique shopping and great services.
DISCOVER YOURSELF ON SALT SPRING ISLAND DURING OUR FEBRUARY FESTIVAL!
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: http://www.saltspringtourism.com/february-festival/
ON THE ROCK
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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WHAT VISITORS SAY
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.
Salt Spring offers plenty for the young and young at heart! First and foremost is the beaches – and beaches are everywhere.
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!)
Always great to be there on a Saturday for the weekly market. It starts its season in early April.