Explore Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Salt Spring Island is located in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island. It is the largest, most populous, and most frequently visited of the Southern Gulf Islands.
With a resident population of approximately 11,000 people, the island has grown to be somewhat of an artists’ colony and many fine artists of various disciplines, many of whom have gained significant international reputations, have made their homes on Salt Spring.
Art gallery tours and visits to the local wineries are very popular among visitors, as are visits to various other artisans, organic farms, and the fine, local goat cheese company.
The open-air Saturday market at Centennial Park is ever-growing and always enjoyable, attracting visitors by the thousands who come to purchase fresh organic produce, local works of art, natural cosmetics, or just enjoy an al fresco meal in the park from a wide variety of vendors.
There is an abundance of natural beauty throughout the island with breath-taking panoramas from many vantage points. Ruckle Park and Mount Maxwell are among the many favourite walking, trekking, and cycling destinations.