Take a Tour with Western Splendour Tour Company

Join our local guides in a small group setting for a unique tour of Salt Spring’s best attractions. We are dedicated to showcasing all that Salt Spring Island has to offer, from its beautiful mountains, parks, and beaches to its thriving artistic and agricultural community. We offer a range of tour packages that involve: guided nature walks and hikes for all levels, gourmet picnics at scenic viewpoints, visits to the Saturday Market, stop-offs at local artists, cheesemakers, vineyards, breweries, and farms, walking tours of Ganges, talks on Island history and culture, and many many other highlights on and off the beaten track. Our focus is to provide our guests with a unique and fun experience of the Island that is based on local knowledge in a relaxed, small group setting of between 2 and 6 people. Our 6 passenger van is very comfortable, and equipped with air conditioning for hot . . . → Read More: Take a Tour with Western Splendour Tour Company

Visit Black Sheep Books

The bookshop has two floors of fine contemporary used and antiquarian books in all categories, but especially fine literature and contemporary fiction, children, First Nations, nature, art, architecture, Africa, and maritime books. The shop is located on the harbour in the heart of one of Canada’s tourist hotspots, the west coast Gulf Islands.

115 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T9

(250) 538-0025


Go For a Round of Golf

Play Golf on Salt Spring Island

If you like golf there are two 9-hole Golf Courses

Salt Spring Golf Course, a 3100 yard, par 36 at 805 Lower Ganges Road (http://www.saltspringgolf.com)

Or the ‘naturally preferred’ option of Blackburn Meadows – a 1608 yard, links-style course and Canada’s first organic golf-course, designed by Jeff Shaw (http://www.blackburnmeadows.com).

Take in some Live music

Live Music on Salt Spring Island

Check The Driftwood (local newspaper) for what’s on.

(The Treehouse in downtown Ganges at 106 Purvis Lane is a good be).

We have many amazing artists including Bill Henderson, Randy Bachman (from Bachman Turner Overdrive).

We also like Soul Shakedown, any band with Brent Shindell in and the Flora Scott Trio for some live jazz.

Mobys also regularly has live music, and there are all sorts of events at ArtSpring

Try Kayaking

Island Escapades Salt Spring Island

Take kayaking lessons or a guided tour to some of the local mini-islands!


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Take a picnic to Ruckle Point Park

Ruckle Park Salt Spring Island

Eat on the beach before taking a hike around this fabulous Park and visiting the heratage farmstead.

Note that unfortunately following a number of incidents with off leash dogs and livestock dogs are not allowed in most of the park.

Visit Beddis Beach

Beddis Beach Salt Spring Island

Visit the small but delightful Beddis Beach– at the end of Beddis Road. The closest thing to a sand beach on Salt Spring and surprisingly quiet most of the time.

Take a picnic, take a book and ff you are feeling brave you could even try a swim.

Go up Mount Maxwell

Mount Maxwell Salt Spring Island

Well worth a trip to the top for the fabulous views over Fulford Valley. There is somethings resembling a road to the top – its can be rocky and pot-holy so take it easy – but you will be rewarded with easy hiking and amazing views from the top. More information here.

Pick up a Salt Spring Studio Tour Map

Studio Tour Salt Spring Island

Get one from the Tourist Information on 121 Lower Ganges Road, and visit some of the amazing and eclectic artisan’s studios that can be found all over Salt Spring Island.

(also at http://www.saltspringstudiotour.com/)

Visit Rainbow Road Trading

Rainbow Road Trading Salt Spring Island

Personally imported stuff from Asia – fun for browsing and gifts.

Now more centrally located, 2 doors up from Natureworks on Lower Ganges Road and kitty corner to the Tourism Office.