"This Island Rocks!!!" Saltspring Island by tigerjapan

Saltspring Island Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 65 photos

A Must-See

Salt Spring Island is the largest of all the Southern Gulf Islands. It's population increase in summer when the holiday homes that dot the island fill.

It has a number of large fresh water lakes and you can swim, kayak, sail, cycle, ride horses or even play golf on Salt Spring.

Salt Springs town centre is called Ganges. It has a number of shops, restaurants and local craft stores.

Salt Spring has a thriving artictic community and they sell their goods/art at a number of stores and galleries on the island. By far the best way to see the local art is at the Saturday "Market in the Park". This market features wares from local artists, craftspeople and farmers. The market runs from April to October and is a bit of Salt Spring not to be missed (see my shopping page).

Getting There and Away

The ride to and from Salt Spring on the BC Ferries (250-386-3431 or 888-223-3779) is a great way to see the gulf. This is by far the best way to get to and from the island.

If you have less time (and more money) you can use a seaplane. Salt Spring Seair (800-447-3247), Harbour Air (800-665-0212) or Pacific Spirit Air (800-665-2359) all serve Salt Spring. A one-way ticket is about $60 Canadian.

It is best to have a car (or mode of transport on Salt Spring), but you can hitch a ride from the ferry into Ganges quite easily.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxing, Nature at your doorstep, The saturday Market in the Park, Lorraine's Kitchen
  • Cons:You'll never want to leave
  • Last visit to Saltspring Island: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2006 at 10:42 AM

    thanks a lot for your useful info. my granfathers brother used to live on saltspring many years ago and i´ll be going there soon to track down info about him.

  • Kojidaiyo's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 7:41 PM

    wow, must have made for heavy baggage! Was it really that good?


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