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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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Sip & Savour Salt Spring takes place October 21st – join in on the fun at the Farmer’s Institute from 1-4!

The Salt Spring Island Harvest Food and Drink Festival, presented by Country Grocer, will take place during the month of October, 2017. 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, Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island – a “100 Mile Diet” Food and Drink Festival!   Visit sipandsavoursaltspring.com for details and tickets.

Sip & Savour Salt Spring – Saturday October 21st
On Saturday 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 and Vancouver Island region and savour samples of delicious local and regional foods prepared by local chefs and food producers.  Early Bird Tickets are $55 and $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.

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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 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.

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SSNAP – SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Set in the Salish Sea ecosphere and internationally renowned for its strong arts movement and creative people, the island has established an enviable reputation as one of North America’s most highly regarded small arts communities.

To recognize, showcase and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian talent, Salt Spring Island has establishing one of the very few national, juried competitions open to artists residing in Canada.  The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

An initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), the second SSNAP will be held September 22 – October 22, 2017.  The Opening Gala will be on September 22nd from 6pm onward.

This biennial competition promotes creative dialogue and collaboration between the Salt Spring Island arts community and artists from across Canada. This exciting endeavour has been made possible through the generous donations of our Sponsors and dedicated work of our volunteers.  Learn more on our website by visiting here

Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces Six Salt Spring Artists as Finalists

Salt Spring artists among the best in Canada…read more here

 

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!

Salt Spring Featured in Stimuli Magazine!

September 29th, 2015|

Titled "Our Wanderings to Salt Spring Island" this great article is featured in the Fall edition of Stimuli, a fashion and lifestyle magazine based out of the Fraser Valley. Here is an excerpt from writer [...]

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