Discover Salt Spring Island
At the bottom of the chain of Canada’s Southern Gulf Islands, you will discover Salt Spring Island.
A serene environment to take in the soothing sounds and sights of nature. Rugged mountains and beaches, old growth forests and fresh, unpolluted air.
But also a hub of creative energy!
Full of colourful characters and artists of all descriptions… musicians, painters, sculptors, novelists, etc. The combination of nature, spirituality, creativity and a ‘back to basics’ lifestyle with generous sprinklings of whimsy and free-spiritedness makes a visit to Salt Spring an unforgettable experience.
Lodging on Salt Spring ranges from wooded hideaways to elegant waterfront homes. Our accommodations section breaks down the best places to stay for the kind of island experience you wish to have.
WHAT TO DO?
There are so many options! Here are just a few Salt Spring Island activities…
» Get out on the water
Canada’s Gulf Islands are a popular destination for ocean kayaking, boating/sailing, world-class scuba diving, and fresh or salt water fishing.
» Hit the trails!
Take a hike and witness a variety of landscape treasures at each destination. The views from the heights make even the most challenging trek (ahem.. Mt. Erskine) worth the effort.
» Check out the beaches
Pack a lunch and stroll the beaches, hunting for crabs and critters along the way. Kids of all sizes love watching the clams spit up through the sand a few feet in the air!
» Love and Romance
Salt Spring is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway or the ultimate Island wedding!
Home to several endangered animal species, as well as rare and protected plants, Salt Spring Island is an absolute haven for naturalists!
If you’re a birder or a nature lover, you’ll appreciate the vast range of birds and wildlife that inhabit the island. And of course, there are the whales! Learn about the residents pods and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of them in their natural environment on a Pacific whale watching trip.
If you can’t see all of the attractions on your first visit, don’t worry, this coastal gem has a way of calling people back. Whether you’re seeking solitude, looking to commune with nature, or out for adventure, come and discover Salt Spring Island!