Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Charmingly gentle, challengingly tough and flat-out spectacular trailblazed hiking routes penetrate every wild corner of Salt Spring - up mountain peaks, deep into coastal forests and out to shell-crunch beaches.
Talk to the staff at the Ganges Visitor Centre and they'll recommend hikes suitable for certain fitness levels and scenic preference while also providing the relevant trail maps.
Ganges bookstores sell copies of the Heritage of Salt Spring Island and Salt Spring Out-Of-Doors, both of them one-sheet foldable maps featuring upwards of two dozen island hiking trails. Also available is Hiking the Gulf Islands, a definitive guidebook written by Salt Spring author Charles Kahn.