Salt Spring Island is one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Situated between Vancouver Island and mainland BC it is a popular vacation spot due to its’ mild weather, beautiful scenery and large number of artists and crafts people. Wild deer abound in the park like setting of the island and often visitors and locals alike can be seen feeding them.
Summer finds Ganges Harbour filled with boats of all descriptions that have made Salt Spring their destination or a layover as they cruise northward. Summer also brings out the local artists and crafts people to display their goods in the local farmers market.
Salt Spring can be reached in a number of ways. Vancouver on mainland BC and Victoria on Vancouver Island both have International airports with Vancouver’s being the largest. From Vancouver International you can get a shuttle to the South Airport and catch a float plane to Ganges operated by Seair Seaplanes (800-447-3247, 604-273-8900) or Harbour Air Seaplanes (800-665-0212, 250-537-5525) or Saltspringair (877-537-9880, 250 537-9880).
From Vancouver International you can also rent a car, get a bus (Pacific Coach Lines 800-661-1725, 604-662-8074) or taxi to take you to the Tsawwassen BC Ferries terminal (250-386-3431). BC Ferries have routes that go to Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island or to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. From Swartz bay you can take a ferry to Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. Victoria International Airport is quite close to Swartz Bay (approx. 15 miles) and you can catch the same ferry to Fulford Harbour.
A very good link for Salt Spring Island accommodations (and other regional info) www.saltspringisland.worldweb.com
Silver Shadow Taxi 250-537-3030
Amber Cab Co. 250-537-3277
Salt Spring Car Rentals 1-800-334-6629 or 250-537-3122