Located between Mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island is the most frequently visited of the Gulf Islands as well as the most populous, with a 2011 census population of 10,234 inhabitants.
The largest village on the island is Ganges. The island is known for its artists. In addition to Canadian dollars, island banks and most island businesses accept Salt Spring’s own local currency, the Salt Spring dollar.
The island is part of the Southern Gulf Islands, (Salt Spring Island, Galiano Island, Pender Island, Saturna Island, Mayne Island), which are all part of the Capital Regional District, along with the municipalities of Greater Victoria. Salt Spring Island’s highest point of elevation is Bruce Peak.
Visit Salt Spring Island
Offering a wide range of experence, from horizon gazing to challenging hikes, there is something on Salt Spring for everyone. See the wide range of things to do on Salt Spring here.