Sunshine and scenery make Salt Spring, the largest and most populated of the Gulf Islands, an artist's paradise. BC ferries operates out of three terminals on Salt Spring: Fulford Habour and Vesuvius ferries sail to Vancouver Island, while the Long Habour terminal serves ferries to Tsawwassen, near Vancouver, and the other Gulf Islands. Transportation on Salt Spring Island includes private vehicles, bicycle and automobile rentals, taxis, water taxis, and seasonal bus service. Salt Spring Island's galleries and craft studios feature a variety of works from internationally renowned artists including Salt Spring residents Carol Evans and Robert Bateman. Moreover, Salt Spring Island offers a full range of quality accommodations, excellent restaurants ranging from vegetarian, ethnic, and pub fare to fine dining and a gourmet coffee house, and activities such as golfing, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing, sailing, and more:
Charter a boat or take a privately owned water-taxi to explore surrounding waters.
Kayak from sunrise to sunset; various outlets offer excellent kayaking excursions.
Fish, boat, or swim in one of 11 sparkling , freshwater lakes on Salt Spring Island.
Follow the signs to the top of Mount Maxwell for an exquisite view and the perfect place for a picnic.
Spend hours cycling miles of paved road and stop to pick berries, birdwatch, or enjoy tempting treats at the various honour stands on the Island.
Camp or hike at Ruckle Provincial Park at the edge of Swanson Channel.
Shop in Ganges at the summer-long arts and crafts fair, the Saturday morning market, and quaint retail shops.
Here are some listings available in this area:
122 Dover Place, Salt Spring Island, BC Warm & Sunny A wonderfully welcoming home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 6 skylights. The reception area is an open plan with a lovely large living room, an adjacent dining room and a very convenient work friendly kitchen. The house consists of two levels with a family room and the fourth bedroom downstairs, along with one of the two laundry areas. All the rooms are attractively decorated and the skylights bathe most rooms in warm light. Each level has a full sundeck and there is a terrific workshop of 520 square feet. The 1.79 acre property offers both flower and vegetable gardens with bright sunny areas, plus forest walks, including a trail down to the lake where the property has a small pier. $452,000
105 Cedar Lane, Salt Spring Island, BC HOME SWEET HOME A great opportunity for the first time buyers to enter the market. This sweet rancher has the proverbial white picket fence, large private deck with adjoining greenhouse. The interior is nicely painted and offers 3 or 4 bedrooms, laminated wood floors in the kitchen and a fireplace in the living room to enjoy the cooler weather. The property is.74 acre of flat arable land with an abundance of sun and fruit trees. $345,000
641 Fulford-Gagnes Road, Salt Spring Island, BC HUNDRED HILLS OCEAN VIEW ESTATE a stately architect designed, superbly sited home on a 6.62 acre property that defines the fabled "Hundred Hills View". The main home is 3,400 square feet on one level, with in-floor heating, terra cotta tiles, a Japanese glazed tile roof, and is entirely clad in stone. there are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stone fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom and vaulted wood ceiling with a wall of windows on both sides through the center of the home to take advantage of the views and the light. The home also boasts of a courtyard, which combines Tuscan and Japanese elements to provide an elegant entrance and quiet outdoor enclave for relaxing and entertaining, while enjoying the panoramic view of the islands, the ocean, and Mount Baker. The ancillary buildings house 3 self-contained suites with 6 bathrooms, giving options for guest accommodation, spa facilities, an executive or family retreat, B&B operation or organic farm or market garden. $1,900,000
180 Chilton Road, Salt Spring Island, BC And The View Goes On Forever your imagination will not do justice to this awe inspiring, panoramic view, which includes the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and Vancouver Island. The 1000 square foot double garage and carport has a heated floor and a 3 piece bathroom and a newly completed custom home of 2500 square feet with a gracious level entryway completes this picture. Some of the features include red birch hardwood, Indian slate and cork flooring,vaulted ceilings, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, a custom kitchen and heated acid-etched concrete floors in the lower level. $1,115,000
108 Suan Suay Road, Salt Spring Island, BC South End Acreage Located on a private road at the end of a cul-de-sac, this lot delivers privacy & tranquility, along with the mountain and valley views. Most of the beautiful arbutus, fir and oak trees have been left in place for the future owners to determine the balance between views and trees. Great walking trails nearby and views to Mt Bruce and Mt Maxwell and Vancouver Island. Driveway is roughed in and drilled well is in place. zoning allows for main residence plus a guest cottage. Offered at $289,000 PLUS GST $289,000