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Best things to do in Salt Spring Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Very popular, good idea to make a reso or get there early. If you have to wait, take a walk down by all the boats in the harbour. ”
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Pub
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“Great place to have a beer, sit by the ocean, and enjoy watching sports or to have a game of pool. Local hangout.”
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Establishment
“The market is such a jewel, no other market like it. Full of such creative local artists, amazing local organic vegetables and loads of delicious things to eat! A must see if you are here on a Saturday during the market season. There's a park in the middle which children love. It is a busy day in town so get there EARLY and I mean early, if you don't want to circle for parking.”
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Golf Course
“Offers a wide variety of food, fresh meat and fish, pharmacy, liquor store etc ( just 250 meters from Hedgerow House)”
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Bakery
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“Homemade, local, delicious! Counter service for coffees, juices & smoothies and the best damn muffins on the island! There is also a bistro side with table service. Best chowder and salads and sandwiches... ALL good!!”
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Hotel
“A wide variety of different dishes from all over the world. From seafood to pasta, the Salt Spring Inn has it all in a beautiful newly renovated building in one of the most wonderful locations in British Columbia.”
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Food
“The best goat cheese, and goat milk gelato! They serve lunch and samples all day. Plus you can meet some of the goats!”
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Park
“See the Fulford Valley from a birds-eye-view! The drive up is well worth it! Lots of safe areas to view salt spring from on high. Bathrooms are at the parking lot.”
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Park
“Beautiful walks throughout this large provincial park, forest and beaches. Camping available here as well. Must see spot.”
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Park
“Great hiking in the forest or walk along the water. Beautiful views of the ferries going to other islands and the mainland of BC. ”
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Café
“A really nice little restaurant in Genoa Bay that is right on the water at the Marina. Really nice outdoor patio to sit out on a summer evening and watch the boats. The food there is excellent. ”
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Café
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“If you’re in the south end, maybe waiting for the ferry in fulford, grab some homemade yummy stuff or sit down in the restaurant for great food. ”
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Establishment
“ArtSpring is an 11,800 square-foot, two-level heavy timber structure boasting a 5,200-square-foot exhibition/ multi- purpose area and a 6,600-square-foot, 265-seat theatre. Visit their website for show details and tickets www.artspring.ca”
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Health
“In the centre of the village of Ganges. Easy walking distance for those arriving by boat.”
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Administrative Area Level 3
“Beautiful, and the Southern Gulf Island closest to Victoria (35 min ferry crossing). Ganges is its largest village, lots to see. Lots of ocean and lake beaches.”
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Travel Agency
“Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay. Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise. A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.”
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