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Salt Spring Island is known as one of the organic capitals of Canada. It is located between Vancouver and the Mainland in the Strait of Georgia. Salt Spring Island offers a plethora of activities and is visited by many people each year. The Island has many activities and events to experience, but below are five specific things you can do on your visit to Salt Spring Island.

Easy Does It

Once you arrive on Salt Spring Island you will forget about the "need for speed". Take it easy. Go nice and slow and relax in this wondrous place. The atmosphere of the Island exudes the "easy does it" kind of lifestyle. Treat yourself to a night at Hastings House, and really get the feel of what Salt Springs Island is all about.

The Saturday Market

The Salt Springs Saturday Market is open every Saturday from 8:30am to 4pm rain or shine. It opens during Easter weekend and remains open each Saturday until the month of October. Located in Centennial Park and just beside the ocean, the Market hosts nearly 150 different artisans and food vendors.

Not in the mood to purchase anything? Don't let that deter you. Visit the market and just try to resist the aroma of fresh baked goods and freshly prepared food that will satisfy any palate.

Get Ready, Set, Go

During your stay on Salt Spring Island you will want to get active. Bring your hiking boots and bicycle and be ready to have a blast. Hiking, kayaking, sailing, and biking are fabulous ways to view the natural beauty of this lovely place.

Meet the Local Artists

Salt Spring is known as "Canada's Island of the Arts". Take advantage of this by taking a self-guided tour of the art scene or contact the local tourist company and schedule a professional tour specifically customized to your specific art interests.

Drink Liquid Gold

Salt Spring Island offers a wide variety of wineries and local farms which welcome tours. Enjoy an afternoon of wine-tasting and tickle your taste buds while you take in the culinary highlights.

Whether it is wine-tasting, sailing, hiking, or sampling the wonderful dishes created by the local chefs, you will leave Salt Spring Island with a renewed view on life.

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