14 Ways to Sweeten Your Stay on Salt Spring Island in February 2017 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events Spring is slowly arriving on the south west coast of British Columbia - an ideal time to visit Salt Spring Island! Marvel at the blooming crocuses and snowdrops, enjoy the antics of the newborn farm animals and experience the quiet beauty of an island filled with artisans and entrepreneurs in one of the most special places in Canada! Whether romance or relaxation, experience Salt Spring Island in February! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> February 2017 Events & Ideas on Salt Spring Island Sweeten your month with a trip off Island to visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan for the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival | Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th | 10:00am to 4:00pm | which showcases this sweet British Columbia export with sap collecting and syrup making demonstrations, tastings, a maple market, maple goodies, competitions, entertainment and more! The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel | Tuesday 7th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $23 | Peter N’ Chris (Just for Laughs, CBC’s The Irrelevant Show) bring you their most acclaimed show ever. With hundreds of sell-outs under its belt, The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel is a hilarious send up of the horror and slasher in the way only Peter N’ Chris can. Seedy Saturday | Saturday 11th | 10:00am to 3:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Get your seeds (buy or trade!) for spring at Salt Spring Island’s 22nd Annual Seedy Saturday featuring the family Solanaceae (you can also sign up for Seed Growing and Cleaning Workshops on Sunday, February 12th from 9:00am to 4:00pm for $25). Swing Shift Big Band Valentines Dances | Saturday 11th | 7:30pm to 12:30am | Fulford Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $5 - $15 | Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun evening to dance or to listen to music by Swing Shift Big Band. Enjoy a great dance floor, fun tunes, finger foods and a cash bar. Have fun on Family Day! February 11th to 13th is a three day weekend for British Colombians – take the opportunity to explore Salt Spring Island! Take the kids to enjoy the Family Day Celebration with the Ta Daa Lady at Mahon Hall on February 13th from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Go on a mini farm tour to spot brand new lambs and goats, enjoy the family friendly atmosphere or pick up a puzzle or game at West of the Moon toy store to play in front of a crackling fire with a hot chocolate! Romance the Weekend Away at a Local Bed & Breakfast! Take your loved one on a romantic escape to one of Salt Spring Island’s many spectacular cottages or suites and enjoy the romantic atmosphere with locally sourced fine foods in front of a roaring fire. Feast on a Romantic Meal! Check out our ‘Where to Eat‘ directory and explore all the fine foods Salt Spring has to offer! Check out some of our favourites: House Piccolo, Auntie Pesto’s and Rock Salt Restaurant among a few! Enjoy a Romantic Picnic! Pick up some picnic staples at Salt Spring Island Cheese, Salt Spring Wild Cider, Salt Spring Island Ales, Salt Spring Vineyards, Garry Oaks Winery, Mistaken Identity Vineyards as well as Barb’s Buns, Natureworks and Harlan’s Chocolates & Gelatos! Take a Hike on the Romantic Side! Take a quiet walk in the woods or explore some of the island’s unique ecosystems and enjoy the beauty of Salt Spring. Some suggestions – check out Ruckle Provincial Park, Channel Ridge, Mount Erskine (what love is hidden behind those elf doors!) and Mount Maxwell Provincial Park! Take a Romantic Seaside Stroll along one of Salt Spring Beaches! Comb for shells, sand dollars and tiny crabs along Fernwood Point or Price Road Beach, walk along rocky shores on Zach Beach and Yeo Point Beach or explore some unique rock formations at Baker Beach or Southey Point Beach. Smooch by the Sunset! Enjoy a sunning Salt Spring sunset at various locales including Vesuvius Beach and Arbutus Beach (and maybe after dark you might even catch a glimpse of a shooting star!) Monster Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Thursday 16th | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $23 | A brand-sparkling-new adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Created by the award-winning storytelling masters of Monster Theatre and starring students from your school and community! February Festival Indoor Salt Spring Market | Saturday 18th | 9:00am to 4:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Free Admission | Experience one of Salt Spring Island's famous Saturday Markets - indoors! Check out the family fun intermingled with local artisans, food and entertainment! Salt Spring Folk Club Presents: Rick Fines | Monday 20th | 7:00pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $25 | Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl. ALSO: Check out what else is happening during the month long February Festival!