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Salt Spring has many attractions and is especially known for the local art scene. Stop by one of the many art galleries or participate in the art gallery tour. To see beautiful scenery and view wildlife, visit Ruckle and Mount Maxwell Provincial Parks or the Gulf Islands National Park. Explore this page for complete information on what to see while visiting Salt Spring Island.
Duthie Gallery. 125 Churchill Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R3. Phone: 250-537-9606.
Gallery 8. Grace Point Square - 3104-115 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9. Phone: 250-537-8822; Toll-free: 1-866-537-8822.
Ruphi Ceramics. 1-129 Crofton Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R8. Phone: 250-5374644.
Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art. 135 McPhillips Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T6. Phone: 250-931-0011.
Stone Fish Studio and Gallery. 153 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T2. Phone: 250-537-1322.
Located in the Southern Gulf Islands, this national park consists of over 16 islands. Near-perfect weather (warm and dry in the summer mild winter in the winter) makes this park ideal for exploring and recreation.
Ruckle Provincial Park. Located in the southeast corner of Salt Spring Island, Phone: 250-539-2115.
Ruckle Park derives from Henry Ruckle, an Irish emigrant, who donated his land that he homesteaded in the late 1800's. The family currently operates a small farm and everyone is asked to please respect their privacy. Wildlife viewing is an amazing experience with the blend of forest, shore and field habitats producing a vast array of wildlife.
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park
Mount Maxwell was originally established for its distinguishable landmark viewing point. Take in the stunning views of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands from Baynes Peak, one of the highest points on Salt Spring Island or explore the largest undeveloped estuary in the Gulf Islands.
ArtSpring. 100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8. Phone: 250-537-2102; Toll-free: 1-866-537-2102.
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
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