We have fresh air, open spaces, gorgeous views, wildlife, artists & artisans, our famous market, cheese, wine and so much more!  Plus we have the best weather on the West Coast of Canada (sometimes called "The Banana Belt"). We'd love you to come and see for yourself so here are just some of things to do while you are here:.

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Find local produce, amazing artisans and more at our local markets.

Saturdays - Salt Spring's famous Saturday Artisan & Farmer's Market - 8:30am to 3:30pm (Easter - end October)
Tuesdays - Salt Spring Farmer's Market - meet your local, organic farmers! - 2:00pm to 6:00pm (June - end October)

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Salt Spring Island has many amazing beaches and lakes with public access.

Some of them are hidden gems so why not pack a picnic and pick a beach...

Salt Spring Island Hike - Peter Arnell Park - 4

Check out our great list of Salt Spring Island Hikes.

Climb up to viewpoint, stroll along the shore or take the kids exploring. Something for all levels of ability.

Zuchinni Races at the 2014 Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

Check out out Events Calendar for local events - concerts, festivals, farm dinners and more! Don't miss the annual Fall Fair , Apple Festival and Salt Spring's very own Music Festival.


Salt Spring is a great place to find gifts and to treat yourself and your loved ones. Explore our Shops and Stores to delight all your senses - from soft bamboo clothing to handmade scented soaps, from books to freshly roasted coffee and gelato (Italian ice cream to die for!).

Cosy Woodpecker Cottage B&B

There's so much to do on Salt Spring Island you really need to stay for more than a day.

We have Cute Cottages , Brilliant B&B's , Amazing Apartments Suites  as well as Hotels , Campsites and Resorts - And if you want to bring Fido, there's pet friendly accommodation too!

Cheese-Andrea-EmailSMAre you a foodie? Explore our local - produce we have 3 wineries, a craft ale brewery, 2 cheesemakers, artisan bakers, boutique coffee roasters.

Our farms and honour-based farmstands dotted all over the island add character (it's how things used to be!).

And when you are ready to sit down and east we have many great cafes and restaurants


Salt Spring Island is renowned as a mecca for physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

If you’re on a healing journey or just need some down time why not treat yourself to an extended stay,and visit one of our many wellness professionals.


Market Music in the Park

As well as our art galleries and studios we're home to many amazing musicians and performing artists which you can see at a variety of venue.

ArtSpring is Salt Spring's centre for the performing arts and has events on year-round for locals and visitors alike. And don't forget to check out what's on at our Salt Spring Movie Theatre in an old converted church!

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Head out on the water for kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing & sailing. Cycle around the the island, go climbing, horse-riding, have a round of golf on our 9-hole golf course or play the "royal sport of tennis" on one of our outdoor tennis courts.

Pacific Chorus Tree Frog in a woodpile...

We have nature and wildlife galore! Salt Spring Island is almost a nature reserve in its own right. Deer wander the island freely, we have birds a-plenty, our marine and inter-tidal wildlife is fantastic and varied and many endangered species call Salt Spring Island home.

February 2014: Church in the Snow

As well as our cute, pioneer churches,we also have a museum and a varied and interesting history including first nations, newly free slaves, hawaiians and the oldest farm in BC.