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Plot your escape to one of the West's best islands--places so lovely you won't want your time there to end

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Salt Spring Island, B.C.
José Mandojana

Salt Spring Island, B.C.

This woodsy, lush land—home to farmers and fishermen, and artists—feels a little ’60s. But when you set foot on Salt Spring Island, suddenly you have time to read an entire book ​on the back porch or nap on a rocky beach.

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