Salt Spring Island
The largest of the Gulf Islands, conveniently located between Victoria and Vancouver, is readily accessible from either city, and is home to about 10,000 residents. Salt Spring Island has a spectacular scenery, a mild climate and a reputation for artistic flair. Along the country roads exist galleries and artisan studios, offering paintings, sculptures, and prints, to weaving, pottery, stained glass, basketry, and jewellery. Numerous yoga and mineral spa retreats are popular on Salt Spring Island. This beautiful Island offers plenty of recreational opportunities: Kayaking excursions, sport fishing adventures, guided wildlife, scenic boat tours, charter boats, cycling, birdwatching, hiking, tennis, golfing, and other activities. Explore sunken wrecks at Princess Margaret Marine Park. Hike to the top of Mount Maxwell for an impressive view. Enjoy seeing Native artifacts at Fulford Harbour's museum. Hike the trails along the coast at Ruckle Provincial Park on the edge of Swanson Channel. Enjoy theatre and live entertainment year-round at the new Art Spring Theatre in Ganges. Visit Ganges, the business hub of the island. Salt Spring Island offers excellent accommodations and fine restaurants. Commercial areas are also located at Vesuvius Bay, Fulford Harbour and Fernwood.