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Recreational Opportunities & Links (below)

. Walking/Hiking:

• Walk pleasant rural roads from house, little traffic
• Nearby trail hiking
• Several trail hikes available at island locations (map will be available)
• Trail hiking on Vancouver Island
• Beach hiking on Saltspring and other islands

. Bicycling:

• Saltspring is great for bicycle enthusiasts. Roads relatively flat near house. Excellent ride to north end of island.

. Boating:

• Canoe from front yard at moderate high tide
• kayak and boat rentals available in Ganges
• ride B.C. ferries to other Gulf Islands

. Fitness/Sports:

• Tennis courts nearby (1 km)
• Running track nearby (1 km)
• Golf course nearby (.5 km)
• Fitness centre in Ganges Village

. Points of Interest:

• Mt. Maxwell - park and lookout
• Ruckle Provincial Park - spectacular shore scenery, hikes
• Famous Saltspring Saturday community market
• Scenic roads, beaches, farms, and artist shops

. Birding/Nature Watching:

• at home
• seashore/beaches - good for shorebirds and waterbirds
• parks
• Goldstream Park and other nearby Vancouver Is. parks
• great nature trails around Victoria
• whale-watching from Sydney

. Swimming:

• St. Marys Lake (4 km)
• Cushion Lake (10 km)
• Ocean beaches - Vesuvius (6 km), and others
• Great swim from our dock at higher tides (very warm!)

. Shopping/Museums/City Things:

• Ganges Village - galleries and most other shops
• Saturday markets
• July Festival of the Arts
• Summer Craft Fair
• Victoria (1.5 hrs. away by car & ferry)
• Nanaimo (1 hr. away by car & ferry)
• Vancouver (3 hrs. away by car & ferry)

Salt Spring Recreation Businesses

Arts, Wine, Etc.

Salt Spring Island Studio Tour
The Salt Spring Studio Tour is an annual self-guided tour of more than 30 artist and artisan studios on the island. The arts and crafts are of exceptional quality and the tour also includes several farms and a vineyard.

Island Gourmet Safaris
Tel: 250-537-4118
Fax: 250-537-4158
Salt Spring
Come take an all-day guided safari of Salt Spring and taste the products produced here. We have wine, beer, cheese, salmon, chocolate and more. We visit studios, review galleries and restaurants. Enjoy our island and enhance your stay here.

Salt Spring Island Saturday Market
Visit Canada's best loved outdoor arts, crafts, and farm market.
Each Saturday, from March 22, 2008 through the last Saturday in October. From about 8:30 to 3:30, rain or shine. Oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges on Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on Canada's west coast. For internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada's "Island of the Arts". For potters, jewelers, fiber artists, woodworkers, and fine decorative arts. For farmstead cheeses, organic foods, music, and free festive fun.

ArtCraft at Mahon Hall
ArtCraft is an annual summer-long exhibition and sale of juried work created by artisans and artists of the southern Gulf Islands. It is a professional quality show that includes unique handcrafts of interest to all ages and budgets.

Salt Spring Vineyards
Ph: 250 -653 -WINE (9463) or email us at info@saltspringvineyards.com
151 Lee Road at the 1700 block Fulford Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada V8K 2A5

Gary Oak Winery
Garry Oaks Winery is located on a terraced ten-acre vineyard carved out of the south-facing gravel slopes overlooking the Burgoyne Valley on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.


Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd.
Toll-free: 1-800-665-2628; tel: 1-250-656-2628
Sidney BC, P.O. Box 2532
Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd., established 1980, offers Sailing, Powerboating, home study Coastal Navigation. Canadian Yachting Association Member school. Examinations for Pleasure Craft Operator Card, VHF operator certificate. Benefit from private instruction aboard your own vessel. Sidney, Vancouver Island.

Harbour's End Marine and Equipment
Tel: 250-537-4202
122 Upper Ganges Rd

Bob Jones - 35 ft sailboat c&c Phone: 250-537-5514

Ole Anderson - 38 ft Sailboat Phone:250-537-8814

Don Mellor - 39 ft gaff-rigged yawl Phone: 250-538-0084


Island Escapades
Toll-free: 1-888-KAYAK-67; tel: 250-537-2553
Fax: 250-537-2532
163 Fulford-Ganges Rd
Kayak tours and expeditions, sailing excursions, guided hikes, climbing, youth camps. Eco-tours to Costa Rica and B&B/Cottage getaways. Customized adventures for individuals, families, schools and special interest and business groups since 1991.

Saltspring Kayaking
Tel: 250-653-4222
Fax: 250-653-9111
2923 Fulford-Ganges Rd.
Fulford Harbour
SaltSpring Kayak and Cycle is a complete kayak centre on the wharf at Fulford Harbour adjacent to the BC Ferries Terminal. We offer guided day,sunset and full-moon paddles, sales of gently used kayaks, kayak rentals and courses for all ages.We also rent mountain bikes-come ride to Ruckle Park or paddle to the islands of Canada's newest National Park!

Andale Kayaking
Tel: 250 537-0700
1484 North Beach Road
Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring's north end kayaking connection - two kms. north of the Fernwood Dock on North Beach Road. Rentals, lessons, tours, kids boats. Wallace Island Marine Park is 1.5 km. away. A variety of drop off and pick up sites available. We make kayaking fun and safe!

Sea Otter Kayaking
Toll-free: 1-877-537-5678; tel: 537-5678
149 Lower Ganges Rd.
Salt Spring Island
Sea Otter Kayaking offers guided kayak tours ranging from 2 to 6 hrs. We provide unique fully catered multiday adventure kayaking tours for 3 to 7days. We offer top quality kayaks for rental to experienced

Gulf Island Kayaking
Tel: 250-539-2442
Fax: 250-539-2442
Located at Montague Harbour Marina
Gulf Island Kayaking is an owner-operated company offering tours throughout the Gulf Islands since 1982, and in beautiful Costa Rica since 1987. No Experience Necessary! We specialize in introducing beginners to sea kayaking. Join us for 3-6hr guided day tours or longer expeditions. Rentals and lessons also available.

Salt Spring Adventure Company
Toll-free: 1-877-537-2764; tel: 537-2764
#2-126 Upper Ganges Road (Office)
Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Salt Spring Island BY LAND with our Sightseeing Tours. Visit the vineyards, parks and artisan studios. Or explore BY SEA in a kayak! Our kayaking adventures are suitable for any experience level.

Mayne Island Kayak & Canoe Rentals Inc.
Tel: 250-539-5599
Fax: 250-539-5599
411 Fernhill Road
Kayaking at its best! • Tours • Rentals • Lessons • Sales • Bike Rentals • Complimentary ferry pick-up

Fireplace Casa Blanca Bed &Breakfast and Kayak Rentals
Tel: 250-247-9824
1707 El Verano Dr
Tranquil setting with a temperate climate, perfect for kayaking and the ultimate island get-away. Kayak rentals/day trips. Canoe/bike rentals.


Salt Spring Marine Rentals (and motor scooters)

Great White Charters
Tel: (250) 818-6050
1647 Alderwood Street
Salt Spring Island
Come experience the gulf islands by boat and enjoy the real gulf islands. Let local knowledged and experience guide throughout the Southern Gulf Islands. Historical and sightseeing tours aboard the 24ft Grady White will be an unforgettable experience!

Rope'n & Reel'n Charters
Proprieter Hal Keown has been fishing the waters around Salt Spring Island for years. His boat, a 24-foot Winner, is equipped with everything needed for a great fishing trip.
Address: . Salt Spring Island BC
Send an Email Send an Email (3) Telephone 1 250 537-9509

Wishin U Were Fishin
This fresh water fishing company specializes in catching trout and bass.
Address: . Salt Spring Island BC
Send an Email Send an Email (1) Telephone 1 250 537-4049

South Saltspring Salmon Charters
Explore the waters of Salt Spring Island with South Saltspring Salmon Charters. Take home a big catch, wildlife photos and great memories. Wildlife and Eco-tours are also offered. Half day or full day packages are available and include all fishing equipment.
Address: . Salt Spring Island BC
Telephone 1 250 653-4902

Herberg Charters
Adventure cruises in the gulf islands and beyond. Mothership cruises, photography nature cruises available. Hourly, day trips or extended cruises.
Address: 122 Upper Ganges Road Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2S2
Telephone 1 250 537-9321

Something Fishy, Bob Cat & Island K
Salt Spring Marina
Phone: LESLEY (250) 537-5810 www.saltspringmarina.com

Lady Patrica
Jim Spencer 36 ft wooden boat 250-537-2154

Silver Spoon Charters
Mike Lane 250-


Saltspring Golf and Country Club
Toll-free: 1-866-211-2260; tel: 537-2121
805 Lower Ganges Rd
Salt Spring

Pender Island Golf & Country Club
Tel: 250-629-6614
2305 Otter Bay Rd.
Pender Island

Riding, Bicycling, etc.

Salt Spring Guided Rides
Salt Spring Guided Rides offers seasonal horseback riding trips for groups of two to four people. The trips are guided at an easy pace and explore some spectacular scenery.
Address: 121 Wright Road Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2H8
Telephone 1 250 537-5761

Saltspring Kayaking and Cycling 250-653-4222
Bicycle Shop 250-537-1544

Other Opportunities

Salt Spring Island Karate Club
Tel: 250-537-1155
141 Salt Spring Way
The SaltSpring Karate Club welcomes students and adults from 10 to 100 years old. Learn how to defend your self while improving your health and fitness. Held Monday and Thursday nights at SaltSpring Elementary School. 6-7 pm & 7-8:30 pm.

Ganges Yoga Studio
Tel: 250-537-2444
Fax: 250-537-1944
3204-115 Fulford-Ganges Road
Ganges Yoga Studio is serenely nestled above the town and harbour of Ganges. The intention of the studio is to offer a meeting place of like-minded souls to explore and discover healing practices of a physical and spiritual nature.

North End Fitness
102 McPhillips Ave Phone: 537-5217
Full Fitness centre featuring cardio, weight stations, aerobics, infrared sauna. Non Members Welcome