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Saltspring Island Tour

Salt Spring Island is one of the most accessible of the Gulf Islands offering 3 BC Ferry terminals, float plane docks and marinas. Whether you're walking, cycling, driving, cruising or flying in, this island with amaze you. Take your time to poke about the funky and eclectic shops in Ganges or Fulford Harbour. Here you will be exposed to Island Time. Clearly there are more important things than being punctual. Everyone is late and no one complains. It’s a part of being a member of the community, an Island rite of passage. 

Don't miss out on Ruckle Provincial Park while you're here. This 486 hectare park consists of a fabulous network of coastal paths, Garry Oak meadows, forests and incredible views.  

Pickup a map of the art galleries and studios on the island,  your only job, finding time to visit them all. Consider a walk on the Hastings House Sculpture Trail. This famous country inn offers an outdoor gallery experience that takes you through woods where an array of sculptural works are displayed.

Taking a drive around the island will offer you the experience of a lifetime. Ocean glimpses, meadows, mountains and rock faces will beckon you to explore. As you pass roadside stands of flowers, veggies and eggs, you can help but notice that the honor system is alive and well on the island.

On our last road trip we decided to check out Burgoyne Bay and much to our surprise found  heritage farm buildings dating back to 1947. It appears that these buildings will be renovated as a heritage site. 

Visit a vineyard, organic working farm, find fairy doors at Mount Erskine or just grab fixings from the local farmers market and have a picnic. On Salt Spring Island, all you need to bring is your love of life we'll take care of the rest.

  1. Start: BC Ferry Terminal - Vesuvius
    From Vesuvius Salt Spring Island to Crofton
  2. Ganges BC
    The Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings is a great place to meet local artists, crafts people and vegetable growers.
  3. BC Ferry Terminal - Long Harbour
    From Saltspring to Galiano, Mayne, and Pender Island or off to the mainland landing in Tsawwassen.
  4. Fulford Valley
  5. Burgoyne Bay
    Garry Oaks and Heritage Farm Buildings
  6. Fulford Harbour BC
    Step back in time to a kinder, gentler way of life.
  7. End: Ruckle Provincial Park
    One of the most beautiful parks in the Gulf Islands