The Best of BC Camping on Salt Spring Island

Camping is available at several places throughout the island. Each with a different flavor, from a rocky oceanside slope to a wooded lakeside resort.

Check out the options for setting up camp on Salt Spring Island…

Ruckle Park

Oceanside campsites with easy access to hiking trails, active intertidal diving, and kayak launching. Explore the historic grounds and glimpse the modern day workings of Ruckle Farm as the trails wind around the perimeter of that private section of the property. Reservations are not available for sites at this provincial campground. More on camping at Ruckle Park.

Cedar Beach Resort

(113 North End Road) 250-537-2205
Located at the edge of St. Mary lake, this campground has 24 serviced RV campsites. Easy access to the lake and sandy beaches (along with hot showers and flush toilets) make for a great family camping experience. More info

Garden Faire

(305 Rainbow Rd.) 250-537-4346
A private, enchanting wooded campground within walking distance (along the Mouat Park Trails) to the lively village of Ganges. 11 walk-in tenting sites and 4 serviced RV sites are available at Garden Faire. More info

Mowhinna Creek Campground

(515 Fulford-Ganges Rd.) 250-537-7861
Just up the hill out of Ganges village, this relatively new campground has tenting and RV sites (with hookups), and is equipped with showers and flush toilets. There is a kids’ playground setup for visitors to enjoy. More info

Fire bans are a possibility

During the warm months of the year, there is often a high risk of forest fires and burning is banned on the island. Check the local fire department’s website ( for details on any restrictions.

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