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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 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 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.

When can you get here?

The Salt Spring Island Harvest Food and Drink Festival, presented by Country Grocer, will take place during the month of October, 2018.  Our Festival brings together farmers, growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island, with vintners, brewers, cideries and beverage providers from neighbouring Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and Coastal BC – a “100 Mile Diet” Food and Drink Festival!   Visit sipandsavoursaltspring.com for details and tickets.

On Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 4 pm, the Salt Spring Farmer’s Institute will be transformed into a fabulous Sip & Savour Salt Spring Grazing Experience as visitors will sip fine beverages from the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and BC, and savour samples of delicious local and regional foods prepared by local chefs and food producers.  Early Bird Tickets are $55, $60 after October 1st or $65 at the door.  Tickets are available at sipandsavoursaltspring.com or at the SSI Chamber office.  Part proceeds will go towards the Gulf Islands Secondary School Culinary Program, supporting local food education.

Amazing Race Canada visits British Columbia as a part of their “Hero’s ” edition for the summer, 2018 broadcast.  The race takes them across Canada and around the world on an epic race for $250,000 in prize money plus other great prizes along the way.

Airing from July 3rd through the summer on CTV, the race will include Salt Spring Island as the contestants head to the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in their journey across Canada!  We were very excited to be included in this great adventure for the contestants!

Watch the season on CTV starting July 3rd, airing every Tuesday at 8:00 pm, or watch it online here after each episode airs:  Amazing Race Canada

SALT SPRING IN THE NEWS

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.

Salt Spring Island Featured by Destination BC!

October 30th, 2015|

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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