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Floatplanes service the area with camera-hugging short hops from the mainland.
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.
Runs a myriad of handy walk-on boat services between some of the islands.
Self-guided tours in BC's Gulf Islands.
Hit the water with a paddle (and hopefully a boat) via the friendly folks here.
West Coast ingredients with international influences rule at this bistro-style spot, closely followed by the sterling views across Plumper Sound...
The island has a regular Saturday farmers market in the community hall.
At the locals' fave coffeehouse, the java is organic, as are many of the bakery treats, including some giant cinnamon buns, which will have you wrestling an islander for the last one...
Many artists call Pender home and you can chat with them in their galleries and studios by downloading a pair of free maps from Pender Creatives that reveal exactly where they are...
Wine fans can partake of tastings and tours at Saturna Island Winery, which also has an on-site bistro. The winery is south of the ferry terminal, via East Point Rd and Harris Rd.
If you're here for Canada Day, you should also partake of the island's main annual event in the Hunter Field, adjoining Winter Cove...
Located in and around a converted and immaculately preserved antique double decker bus named Lucy, this charming local landmark is handily located not far from the ferry dock...
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.
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.
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.
Hit Saltspring Island Ales, where the rustic upstairs tasting room serves little samples of great beers. Consider a takeout growler of Heatherdale Ale.
White-tablecloth dining in a beautifully intimate heritage-house setting, this is the locals' top spot for a romantic night out...
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...
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...
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