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Top Choice Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Tree House Café

At this magical outdoor dining experience, 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 sandwiches. The tuna melt is a …
Top Choice Market in Salt Spring Island

Saturday Market

The best market in British Columbia, this gigantic cornucopia of produce, edible goodies and locally made artworks lures everyone like a magnet on summer Saturdays. Arrive in the morning; it can be oppressively jam-…
Gallery in Salt Spring Island

Blue Horse Folk Art Gallery

One of the most popular of Salt Spring's many galleries, you'll find contemporary reinventions of the quirky folk art movement here as well as eye-catching ceramics that will have you re-thinking how to pack your lu…
Park in Salt Spring Island

Ruckle Provincial Park

A southeast gem with ragged shorelines and gnarly arbutus forests, there are trails for all skill levels here, with Yeo Point making an ideal pit stop.
Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Restaurant House Piccolo

White tablecloth dining in a beautifully intimate heritage-house setting, this is the locals' top spot for a romantic night out. Focused on local seasonal ingredients prepared with knowing international flourishes, …
Farm in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Cheese

A family-friendly farmstead with a strollable garden, wandering chickens and a winery-like tasting room and shop, this must-see spot produces goat and sheep milk chèvres, feta and Camembert styles; the soft goat che…
Gallery in Salt Spring Island

Waterfront Gallery

A browse-tastic artsists' co-op showcasing the eclectic work of dozens of island creatives (from throughout the Southern Gulf Islands), it's hard not to find a superior souvenir to take back home here. Look for cera…
Food in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Mercantile

Eclectically-stocked country market lined with everything from local produce to artisan knickknacks and even Trader Joe's products from the US, this is a browsers' paradise of epic proportions. If you're hungry, thi…
Winery in Salt Spring Island

Mistaken Identity Vineyards

If you're on a picnic-gathering push and need an accompanying libation, consider an exploratory tasting visit (with designated driver) to this locals-favorite vineyard. The lovely Bliss rosé is recommended.
Brewery in Salt Spring Island

Saltspring Island Ales

Colonizing a rustic, cedar-built shack between the trees, this microbrewery's woodsy little tasting room offers a roster of all-organic brews from malty Extra Special Bitter to smooth Heatherdale Ale. There are alwa…