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Self-guided tours in BC's Gulf Islands.
Floatplanes service the area with camera-hugging short hops from the mainland.
Runs a myriad of handy walk-on boat services between some of the islands.
Operates services, some direct, from Vancouver Island's Swartz Bay terminal to all the main Southern Gulf Islands. There are also services from the mainland's Tsawwassen terminal.
Art fans should hit the trail on Salt Spring by checking out gallery and studio locations via the free downloadable Studio Tour Map ...
At this magical outdoor dining experience in the heart of Ganges, you'll be sitting in the shade of a large plum tree as you choose from a menu of comfort pastas, Mexican specialties and gourmet burgers and sandwiche...
White-tablecloth dining in a beautifully intimate heritage-house setting, this is the locals' top spot for a romantic night out...
Locals tell you they avoid the gigantic Saturday Market that animates the heart of Ganges; they claim to do their shopping at the smaller Tuesday and Wednesday versions...
Head to Ruckle Provincial Park, a southeast gem with ragged shorelines and gnarly arbutus forests. There are trails for all skill levels, with Yeo Point making an ideal pit stop.
If you arrive on a summer weekend, the best way to dive into the community is at the thriving Saturday Market , where you can tuck into luscious island-grown fruit and piquant cheeses and peruse locally produced arts...
When it's time to hit the water, touch base with Salt Spring Adventure Co. It can kit you out for a bobbling kayak tour around Ganges Harbour.
Drop by for a wander around the idyllic farmstead, and a tasting or two in the winery-style shop. Consider some Ruckles goat cheese to go.
Lined with sci-fi artworks and crammed with loaner board games, this new hangout is the perfect spot to spend a few hours...
If you're on a picnic-gathering push and need an accompanying libation, consider a tasting visit, with designated driver, to Mistaken Identity Vineyards, where the Bianco is the big seller.
Hit Saltspring Island Ales, where the rustic upstairs tasting room serves little samples of great beers. Consider a takeout growler of Heatherdale Ale.
The perfect place to catch up on local gossip over some java – if you want to partake of the conservation, ask your neighbor whether or not they support expanding the Saturday Market...
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