Salt Spring Island

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About Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring is the largest island in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf, and definitely one of the most desirable places to ‘be’ in Canada. There’s a wonderful mix of extravagant holiday homes and artist’s studios and sheds, and plenty of artisan food and drink producers - if you needed any more proof that the quality of life is high and the living is easy. The best places to stay on Salt Spring Island tend to be those offering the best blend of local charms, with picturesque views of the water, great food and plenty of comfortable charm.

Many of the best places to stay on Salt Spring island can be found in Ganges and Fulford. Which is also where you’ll find excellent marina facilities. Salt Spring Island is a fantastic destination for people who like sailing or boating.

Once you’re settled into your pick of the best places to stay on Salt Spring Island, then make sure you don’t miss the Saturday Market - it’s one of the best markets in British Columbia, with arts and crafts as well as a cornucopia of food and drink. The market is a great introduction to some of the island’s other highlights, the many galleries, vineyards and artisan food producers. Then there’s the island’s natural beauty, its parks and reserves, its coastline and beaches. Kayaking is a great way to see the best of the island’s coastline, and it might be worth considering seeing the island’s interior by bike.

  • Hastings House Country House Hotel is a converted ‘Sussex-style’ country house with 18 homely, tastefully decorated suites and idyllic views of the bay. There’s also a lovely restaurant serving an organic, seasonal menu, in a wonderful wood-beamed room.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Salt Spring Island for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Salt Spring Island, widen the net to include all our British Columbia recommendations or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Salt Spring Island

  • Hastings House Country House Hotel Salt Spring Island 18 rooms from AU$282

    Sailing  -  Surrounded by the sheltered waters of the Southern Gulf Island, the marine parks provide idyllic experiences for sailing.
    Diving  -  Situated on the Pacific Northwest Salt Springs is one of the premier diving destinations in North America.
    Kayaking  -  One of the best ways to explore the island is by Kayak.
    Full of character

    A converted Sussex style country house on the charming Salt Spring Island. The homely suites are tastefully decorated and come with fireplaces, en suites and wonderful views of the bay. The wood beamed restaurant produces spectacular seasonal organic cuisine. A real treat! See More

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