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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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The 3rd Annual Tour des Iles Festival is coming to the Southern Gulf Island –  and we want you to be a part of it!  Our Third Annual Festival is taking place June 23, 24 and 25, 2017.  All day inter-island small boat service will connect you to Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna Islands, which are located in beautiful British Columbia’s Salish Sea.

Courtesy shuttles, with knowledgeable and friendly local drivers, will take passengers to island attractions, such as art galleries, markets, and natural wonders.

Combining art, music, food, outdoor recreation and each island’s unique cultural activities, TDIF is the one of the fastest growing Festivals on the islands, and lets islanders and visitors alike see up close what makes the Southern Gulf Islands a world-renowned tourist destination.

In previous years, thousands of trips were taken by people who took advantage of this chance to enjoy each island’s warmth and charm at their own pace.  To enjoy the TDIF, you will pay a small $5.00 fee one way per trip.  To learn about where to stay and how to get here, visit southerngulfislands.com

 

Presenting: 150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island!  Celebrate Canada’s 150th with us at events, concerts and family friendly programs.  Many events are free!

We are pleased to announce that the Salt Spring Island community will celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Style!  The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce and the CRD – Salt Spring, with funding support from the Salt Spring Island Foundation, have collaborated to present:  150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island!

Beginning Easter Weekend and running through the summer and into the fall, we will have something exciting happening for people of all ages – on offer every day!  The last official week will include the opening week of SSNAP – Salt Spring National Art Prize, and the 18th Annual Apple Festival.  And of course our July 1st Canada Day Celebrations are not to be missed with the giant fireworks show over Ganges Harbour!

Visit the Celebrate Canada’s 150th Event Calendar Here

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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 stunning Salish Sea ecosphere and internationally renowned for its strong arts and crafts movement and creative enterprise, 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 in the realms of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art, 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), which represents the arts for British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize was held September through October 2015. The second SSNAP will be held September 22 – October 22, 2017.

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 IN THE NEWS

Salt Spring’s Shop Local Initiative

July 4th, 2015|

Thank you for visiting Salt Spring Island and supporting our Shop Local Initiative!  Your support of Salt Spring based businesses creates a sustainable economy and encourages more products and services that both tourists and locals [...]

Salt Spring Island: The 2 Hour Getaway

May 26th, 2014|

In the next installment of our Getaway series, we’re going to stay within BC but take you a little bit further away from Bowen Island. Tucked in between ......

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