THE ISLAND

Take in the unique tranquility of Salt Spring Island, discover its secrets, delight in its arts and culture

Salt Spring Island is the largest of British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. Blessed with a mild micro-climate unique in Canada, our island offers a bounty of natural wonder, food, art, culture, adventure, and other activities that are sure to enchant and entertain.

Whether you drive to, then wander about, the spectacular summit of Mount Maxwell, drop in at the Centre for Yoga, kayak, golf or visit any of the dozens of studios ranging from fine arts to producers of fine cheeses, it is all too easy to overfill your to-do list. View some of our favourites below or visit saltspringtourism.com for more information.

DINING

The island offers a wide selection of dining options for your lunches and suppers. From fine dining with excellent wine to wonderful and varied casual offerings, experience the wide choice this small community offers. The convenient central location of Stonehouse means they are all no more than a few minutes drive.

  • Tree House Cafe

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  • Cafe Talia

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  • Auntie Pesto’s Cafe

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  • Fernwood Road Cafe

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  • Salt Spring Inn

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  • Embe Bakery

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  • Rock Salt Restaurant

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  • Oystercatcher

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  • Hastings House

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  • Woodley’s

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  • Barb’s Bakery & Bistro

barbsbakeryandbistro.ca

  • House Piccolo

housepiccolo.com

  • Seaside Restaurant

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  • Twig & Buoy

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  • Food Trucks

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  • Tree House Cafe

treehousecafe.ca

  • Cafe Talia

cafetaliaonsaltspring.com

  • Auntie Pesto’s Cafe

auntiepestos.com

  • Fernwood Road Cafe

fernwoodcafe.com

  • Salt Spring Inn

saltspringinn.com/our-restaurant/

  • Embe Bakery

embebakery.com

  • Rock Salt Restaurant

rocksaltrestaurant.com

  • Oystercatcher

oystercatcher1.com

  • Hastings House

hastingshouse.com

  • Woodley’s

saltspringharbourhouse.com

  • Barb’s Bakery & Bistro

barbsbakeryandbistro.ca

  • House Piccolo

housepiccolo.com

  • Seaside Restaurant

seasiderestaurantsaltspring.com

  • Twig & Buoy

FB: Twig & Buoy

  • Food Trucks

ssifoodrucks

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES

Wild, idyllic rural settings are to be discovered around each bend in the road. Forests, parks, hiking trails, lakes, and seashores all beckon to be explored. There are abundant outdoor recreational activities to choose from, including golf, sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, beachcombing, fishing, swimming, tennis, and much more.

  • Tours & Charters

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  • Boating

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  • Whale Watching

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  • Hiking

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  • Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre

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  • Wineries

saltspringtourism.com

  • Whale Watching

saltspringtourism.com

  • Hiking

saltspringtourism.com

  • Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre

crd.bc.ca

  • Wineries

saltspringtourism.com

ART & ARTISANS

Artists and artisans display their creations at the famous Salt Spring Saturday Market from April through October and at craft fairs in December. Many of them also welcome visitors to their studios and workshops for a more personal experience. A Studio Tour map is available as a guide. Several fine art galleries add to the experience, collectively creating one of North America’s top small-town arts destinations.

  • The Saturday Market

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  • The Tuesday Farmer’s Market

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  • Salt Spring Artists Directory

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  • The Saturday Market

saltspringmarket.com

  • The Tuesday Farmer’s Market

saltspringmarket.com

  • Salt Spring Artists Directory

saltspringartistdirectory.com

MAP OUT YOUR STAY

Use the map at the link below to help plan your Salt Spring Island adventure or ask us at the time of your booking. We are happy to guide you in finding all the must-see locations and activities