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Salt Spring Island

Travel Guide
Salt Spring Island which includes forests and a lake or waterhole

Travel the length of Salt Spring Island and find woodland walks, picturesque beaches and thrilling adventure sports options.

Life moves at a different pace on Salt Spring Island. The forested landmass just off the coast of Vancouver Island demands that you slow down to appreciate its beauty. Boutique shops and bustling markets dominate the towns, while the wilderness hides wildlife and walking trails. Escape from the bustle of everyday life and embrace the sense of peacefulness that characterizes this idyllic destination.

Step into the venerable halls of the Bittancourt House Museum. This fascinating 19th-century house documents the farming history of the island. See a large-scale model of the HMS Ganges, a military ship that sailed the Pacific during the 1850s.

Explore the village of Ganges, where you’ll find many of the businesses on the island. Watch boats bobbing in the pretty harbor of Centennial Wharf and admire the nautical mural that adorns a buoy at the entrance.

Haggle with traders at one of the island’s famous Saturday Markets. These take place between March and October and offer everything from locally grown vegetables to intricate artisan jewelry. Most items sold here have usually been made or grown by the people selling them.

Take camping gear to the island and spend some time out in the great outdoors. Pitch your tent in Ruckle Provincial Park beside 4 miles (7 kilometers) of spectacular coastline, where you may spot sea lions frolicking in the water. Hike around the little-populated coast to find your own secluded spot of shoreline.

If you want more excitement, Salt Spring Island can provide that too. Rent kayaks and launch them into the ocean to explore the island’s coastline. The slopes of the island’s rolling interior are well suited to cyclists looking for demanding but rewarding routes to pedal along.

Ferries to Salt Spring Island run from the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Rent a car to explore Salt Spring Island, the largest of the Gulf Islands. Don’t worry about traffic; even the main roads here are still quiet, winding countryside routes.

Quarrystone House Bed and Breakfast
Quarrystone House Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1340 Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC
The price is CA $259 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Situated in Salt Spring Island, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Blue Horse Folk Art Gallery and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Wallace Island Marine Provincial ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
"This is a quite and peaceful B&B. The owners hold another 4 restaurants on the island, no surprise that their breakfast is extremely big and good,they are really good at it. Sunset view is beautiful."

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2021

Quarrystone House Bed and Breakfast
Harbour House Hotel
Harbour House Hotel
3 out of 5
121 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $276 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saltspring Marina, Ganges Marina, and Salt Spring Island Visitor Centre. Salt Spring Saturday ...
4.3/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
"Great location. Very comfortable beds, good size room. Friendly helpful staff."

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2021

Harbour House Hotel
Mineral Springs Resort
Mineral Springs Resort
2.5 out of 5
1460 North Beach Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC
This Salt Spring Island cabin is on the beach, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ganges Marina and Crofton ...
4.2/5Excellent! (181 reviews)
"This was a lovely, lovely place for our family to stay. The kitchen has everything one needs for an extended stay, staying here was so relaxing. We will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

Mineral Springs Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Salt Spring Acreage - 200 ft2 Sleeping Cabin + 400ft2 Studio Cabana Across Lake
Salt Spring Acreage - 200 ft2 Sleeping Cabin + 400ft2 Studio Cabana Across Lake
Salt Spring Island, BC
Situated in Salt Spring Island, this cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ganges Marina, Artspring Arts Center, and Mistaken Identity Vineyards. Salt Spring Saturday ...
4.2/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay. The cabin and cabana are quite rustic and cute"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

Salt Spring Acreage - 200 ft2 Sleeping Cabin + 400ft2 Studio Cabana Across Lake
Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges
Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges
Salt Spring Island, BC
Situated in a rural location, this historic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Artspring Arts Center, Salt Spring Saturday Market, and Salt Spring Island ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Amazing Stay!
"What a beautiful piece of property. The yard was very secluded, private and well maintained. The cottage and the deck were adorable and just what we needed for a wonderful stay. We were a 2 minute drive down to Ganges for the market, shopping, and dining. Our host, Chris, was amazing and very accommodating, ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2021

Orchard Cabin - A Cozy Cabin in a Peaceful Orchard Close to Ganges
Oceanfront Home With Spectacular Views
Oceanfront Home With Spectacular Views
Salt Spring Island, BC
This family-friendly Salt Spring Island vacation home is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Vesuvius Ferry Terminal, Salt Spring Island Golf Club and ...
5/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Awesome!
"Beautiful location, nicely decorated and overall plain awesome. Would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2021

Oceanfront Home With Spectacular Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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