Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Activities

The mild climate along with the beautiful natural setting makes Salt Spring ideal for outdoor recreation. With numerous trails on the island, hiking is very popular. Other activities include diving, kayaking, sailing and golf. Explore this page for complete information.

Bicycling

Salt Spring Adventure Company. 7-126 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9. Phone: 250-537-2764; Toll-free: 1-877-537-2764. E-mail

Diving

Oceans Alive Adventures. 1-126 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2. Phone: 250-538-7520. E-mail

Festivals and Events

Apple Festival
Geared towards children and families, the Apple Festival features displays and tasting of over 100 varieties of apples, theatrical performances, local art, education and the history on apples.

Christmas on Salt Spring. Phone: 250-537-4223. E-mail
Events lasting a full weekend including music, caroling, pancake feed and a visit from Santa. The Fulford Village merchants have extended hours for your holiday shopping.

Salt Spring Lavender Festival. Sacred Mountain Lavender - 401 Musgrave Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1V5. Phone: 250-653-2315. Local artisans, events and demonstrations featuring lavender.

Terry Fox Run - September
This annual run has 5km and 10km routes. Bicycling, walking and dogs are permitted.

Golf

Blackburn Meadows Golf Club. 269 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8. Phone: 250-537-1707; Fax: 250-537-1707. E-mail

Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club. 805 Lower Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2N5. Phone: 205-537-2121; Fax: 205-537-2126. E-mail

Kayaking

Andale Kayaking. 1484 North Beach Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1B2. Phone: 250-537-0700. E-mail

Island Escapades. 163 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9. Phone: 250-537-2553; Toll-free: 1-888-529-2567; Fax: 250-537-2532. E-mail

Salt Spring Adventure Company. 7-126 Upper Ganges Road, PO Box 276 Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9. Phone: 250-537-2764; Toll-free: 1-877-537-2764. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Gulf Islands National Park. Phone: 250-654-4000; Toll-free: 1-866-944-1744; Fax: 250-654-4014.

Popular activities in Gulf Islands National Park include boating, kayaking, geocaching and hiking trails.

Mount Maxwell Provincial Park
Popular activities in Mount Maxwell include bicycling, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Ruckle Provincial Park. Located in the southeast corner of Salt Spring Island. Phone: 250-539-2115.

Popular activities in Ruckle Park include scuba diving, saltwater fishing, swimming, canoeing, windsurfing, bicycling, 15 km+ of hiking trails including a shorline trail, interpretive programs during summer and wildlife viewing.

Sailing

Lorenda Sailing. Ganges Harbour, PO Box 473, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W1. Phone: 250-538-0084.

Salt Spring Adventure Company. 7-126 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9. Phone: 250-537-2764; Toll-free: 1-877-537-2764. E-mail

Saltspring Island Sailing Club. 152 Douglas Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2J2. Phone: 250-537-5262. E-mail

Sporting Goods

Sports Traders Salt Spring. 120 Hereford Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T4. Phone: 250-537-5148; Fax: 250-537-5195. E-mail

Tours

Gulf Islands Safari. 3/126 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2. Phone: 250-538-7188; Toll-free: 1-888-656-9878. E-mail

Ruckle Farm Tours. 1801 Beaver Point Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1W3. Phone: 250-653-4071. E-mail

Salt Spring Studio Tour
Self-guided tour of over 30 art studios. Some studios offer workshop tours, demonstrations plus food and beverage including cheese, wine and bakery items. Free maps are available at the tourism information centers, on ferries, at marinas, hotels and bed and breakfast inns. E-mail

Trails

Island Pathways
Organization that helps create a safe and healthy environment for non-motorized transportation and recreation. This web site contains updates on the pathways, bike tours, hikes and educational programs.

Water Activities

Salt Spring Marina. Mail: 124 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2. Phone: 250-537-5810; Toll-free: 1-800-334-6629; Fax: 250-537-5809. E-mail

Whale Watching

Gulf Islands Safari. 3/126 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2. Phone: 250-538-7188; Toll-free: 1-888-656-9878. E-mail

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