Much has been written about this gorgeous island with its wonderful climate, interesting inhabitants and great location.
Salt Spring is the largest (70 square miles or 180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, some might say most popular, of the Southern Gulf Islands.
Salt Spring is located between Vancouver Island and the Mainland in the Strait of Georgia alongside its neighbouring islands of Galiano, Pender, Saturna, Maine and Prevost.
Artists, farmers, chefs, mechanics, romantics, writers, retirees and dreamers have been drawn to its shores and have recognized it as one of the world’s best places to stay.
One of our beautiful and famous seaside villages. The largest, Ganges, located in the centre of the island. It is a focal point for arts, restaurants and pubs, unique shops and book stores and our spectacular outdoor Saturday craft market. Our local marinas attract pleasure boaters, commercial and sports fishermen.
You have many options for getting around Salt Spring Island – even if you don’t bring a car. These include cycling, car or scooter rental, taxis and an extensive bus service. Cycling is a great way to slow down and explore everything Salt Spring Island has to offer. There are cycling routes for every skill level, with winding country roads and gorgeous scenery to help you along the way. Although beware! There are lots of wonderful cafes, restaurants, farm stands, beaches, shops, stunning views and plenty of other things to do that will slow you down. And a few hills to challenge you. Salt Spring is also a popular place to hitch-hike, and you may see ‘car-stop’ signs, part of a scheme to formalize ride-sharing on the island.
Some of the best sources for detailed information are the following:
http://www.pembertonholmessaltspring.com/about-salt-spring.html/ Pemberton Holmes Salt Spring Realty
http://www.saltspringtourism.com/about-salt-spring/ the web site of the Salt spring Chamber of Commerce.
http://www.saltspringmarket.com/ the web site of the Salt Spring Market. This is one of the best sources of Salt Spring information.
http://transitionsaltspring.ning.com/ a volunteer organization supported by our dues-paying members, is a registered British Columbia not-for-profit Society.