Salt Spring Island is a little piece of paradise on Canada's West Coast. With a temperate climate and relaxing rural setting, Salt Spring offers an abundance of parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation, artisans and homemade goods. Travelling to Salt Spring Island is easy! The island is serviced directly by 3 ferry routes, as well as many float plane companies. Unless you are a very experienced cyclist, accustomed to winding roads and hilly terrain, you will need a vehicle on Salt Spring. The site was created using travel website builders.

Getting to Salt Spring Island

S alt Spring is accessible via from terminals at Tsawwassen (Vancouver), Swartz Bay (Victoria), and Crofton (Vancouver Island). 10 minutes from Swartz Bay is the from Anacortes. 45 minutes south is downtown Victoria, accessible from Port Angeles, Washington, via the Coho Ferry and from Seattle via the passenger-only Clipper Ferry.

T aking a float plane is a fast and fun way to get to Salt Spring. If you are in a hurry to slow down to Island Time, catch a float plane from Vancouver, Victoria or Seattle. We recommend , , or (based in Seattle). The Swartz Bay terminal is also 15 minutes from the Victoria International Airport.

U nless you are a very experienced cyclist, accustomed to winding roads and hilly terrain, you will need a vehicle on Salt Spring. Car rentals are available on the island from Salt Spring Marine, Car & Truck Rentals Ltd. Phone: (250) 537-5464 Cell: (250) 537-3122 jaysmall@telus.net. Please phone or email us for detailed driving directions.

Exploring Salt Spring

Interested in exploring the island once you are here? offers outdoor adventure, sight seeing and kayak day tours with local certified and experienced adult guides. Don't miss our world famous - all locally produced! Also check the portfolio in the cottage for up to date information about events, gallery tours, restaurants, and activities. For more general tourist information, visit the .

Once you have really slowed down to Island Time and you can't handle the fast pace of "downtown" Ganges, check out the sleepy south end and Fulford Village... all within a 10 minute drive or less. Get the basics - gas and groceries - at Patersons Store, and pickup your cold beer and wine from the Fulford Inn Pub. Sample the supurb eats at Morningside Organic Bakery & Cafe or the Rock Salt Cafe. Shop for cool and unique souvenirs at or Jambalaya. Unwind a little more at (Treatments are available in the cottage by advance reservation!)

E xplore closer to home... within walking distance of the cottage, The Bread Lady offers handmade breads and goodies baked in a wood fired oven. (Open Wednesday to Friday.) Sample the fresh produce and eggs from the Ruckle Park Farm or Stowell Lake Farm stands. Check out the Cheese Shop for Artisan cheese, gourmet goodies and picnic supplies. And Laurens' Lemonade Stand has the best chocolate chip cookies on the island! (Available by pure chance, watch for the big white umbrella.)

On Island Time Cottage
MAGGIE RAMSEY & JAKE WATT, OWNERS
115 King Road • Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada • V8K 1W9
Phone: (250) 653-4561 • slowdown@onislandtimecottage.com

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