(Information from Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce)

Population: 10,500 (rising dramatically in the summer months)

Size: 185 Square Kilometers (74 square miles), making it the largest of the gulf islands.

Weather: annual sunshine 2,004 hours; annual Rainfall  84 cm (34”)

Shoreline: 135 Km (83 miles).

Where is Salt Spring? located between Vancouver Island (including Victoria) and the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Commercial centres: Ganges, approximately mid-island is the main commercial centre of Salt Spring. A thriving community also exists in Fulford Harbour at the south end of the island, and another smaller commercial area can be found in Vesuvius at the north end.


* Central    4 km (2.5 miles)
* Fernwood    9 km (5.5 miles)
* Fulford    14.5 km (9 miles)
* Long Harbour    6 km (3.5 miles)
* Mt Maxwell Park    11 km (7 miles)
* Ruckle Park    23.5 km (14.5 miles)
* Beddis Beach    6 km (3.6 miles)
* Vesuvius Bay    7.5 km (4.5 miles)