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Warren Hastings

Days of Old: Warren Hastings

A look at the life of the man behind the estate.  The namesake of Hastings House, Warren Hastings, was a fascinating character, to say the least. Born on January 26, 1901, in Sussex, England, he carved his own path early…

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Salt Spring's Best Beaches

Salt Spring’s Best Beaches

Relax by the calming waters of the Salish Sea at these top Salt Spring Island beaches. Island life always has its hidden gems and the beaches on Salt Spring are no different. Whether you like to relax and listen to…

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Salt Spring Vineyards

Island Life: Salt Spring Vineyards

Evoking the character of Salt Spring Island, the wines from Salt Spring Vineyards are beautiful, artistic, and musical, just like the community they call home. They are lush, pastoral countryside in a bottle and well-loved among island residents. It’s not…

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The Manor House

Days of Old: The Manor House

The story behind the design and construction of the iconic Manor House. In 1937, Warren and Barbara Hastings moved to Salt Spring Island from Sussex, England. The young couple had been captivated by stories from Barbara’s parents after they had…

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Salt Spring Island Ales

Island Life: Salt Spring Island Ales

Using mountain spring water piped directly into the brewhouse, Salt Spring Island Ales harnesses this freshness and combines it with organic malt and natural ingredients to create their unique array of island ales. Part of their local authenticity comes from…

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Harvest Season

Harvest Season is Here

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables make this the most exciting (and delicious) time of year on the island.  With the abundance of organic farmers as well as artisan food and beverage producers here on Salt Spring Island, harvest season makes…

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Sunset Farm

Island Life: Sunset Farm

A picturesque sheep farm along the north end’s Sunset Drive, Sunset Farm has been a recognizable feature of the Salt Spring Island community for more than 38 years. Famous for their lamb, which is raised right on the property, they…

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Shop Salt Spring

Shop Salt Spring: Our Favourite Stores

Our favourite spots for finding the perfect island gifts and souvenirs.  One of the qualities that makes Salt Spring Island so unique is its incredibly creative community of artists, artisans, and business owners. No matter where you visit when you’re…

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Salt Spring Wild Cider

Island Life: Salt Spring Wild Cider

Using the wild apples and pears that grow here on the island, Salt Spring Wild Cider blends fully natural craft ciders into delicate flavours that make locals and visitors want to come back for more, again and again. Part of…

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Hiking Salt Spring Island

Hiking Salt Spring Island

Get out into nature with these must-do hikes for your weekend getaway. One of the best things about Salt Spring Island is the amount and variety of accessible hiking. Whether you’re looking for a casual stroll along a quiet beach,…

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