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Known for being a hub for artists, musicians and sculptors, Salt Spring Island is the perfect place to be. It's the most visited Island of the British Colombia Gulf Islands. It was named after the briny saltwater springs found on the north end of the island.
Salt Spring Island has enchanting rocky shores, tidal pools and alluring beaches to swim in, if you love the water, you won’t be disappointed. This is also the perfect choice for those seeking a laid-back life in a creative environment. The town boasts with quite a few art galleries and many well-known artists.
Well known in Salt Spring Island is the harbour side market in Centennial Park, where visitors can buy unique foods, crafts and art from approximately 150 vendors. The items are organic as the island's Park and Recreation Commission decided that for items to be sold at the market residents must "Make it, Bake it or Grow it”.
Salt Spring Island is not just a beautiful place to visit or live in; it is also eco-conscious. An Eco-Home Tour is offered where 10 ecological homes are featured, focusing on what people can do to reduce their energy use, and in so doing aid in turning the tide of climate change.
Salt Spring Island is also famous for its festivals such as the Apple Festival, the annual Salt Spring Lavender Festival and the Fall Fair. There is never a lack of fun, celebration and creativity in this charming town.