Salt Spring South End Route

Boat at sunset off the coast of Salt Spring Island

(John Cameron/Salt Spring Island Tourism photo)

Salt Spring Island

Things to Do

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Rest and relaxation on Salt Spring Island comes in myriad forms.

It's easy enough to soak up the unhurried serenity, devour a beach novel, dine in style, and call it a holiday.

Others are seeking a busier getaway, and the island delivers plenty of options. Hiking, kayaking, artists and art galleries, spas and the performing arts are all popular ways to wile away the hours here.

Beaches and Swimming

The warmest ocean tides off Salt Spring lap gently in the shallow, kelp-strewn waters of Vesuvius Bay. The rocky and ridged ocean floor is uncomfortable, so bring slip-ons.

Drummond Park, across from the Fulford Inn on the island's south end, is a good spot to launch a kayak or watch the resident swans. Perhaps the best wave-pounded, soft-on-the-toes getaway is tiny Beddis Beach, which fronts onto Ganges Harbour at the far end of Beddis Beach Road about 15 minutes southeast of town.

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