Salt Spring Island travel planner
Our favorite activities, dining spots, and places to stay
Blue Horse Folk Art Gallery. Along with art and sculpture, you’ll find espresso and Belgian chocolate Crow Bars made by one of the artists. 10-5 Sun-Fri, by appointment Sat. 175 North View Dr.; 250/537-0754.
Salt Spring Saturday Market. Colorful craft and food market held in Ganges’ Centennial Park. 8:30-3:30 Sat, Apr-Oct. Lower Ganges; www.saltspringmarket.com.
Salt Spring Vineyards B&B, Winery. Sip Merlot and Pinot Noir in the cozy tasting room. Guests can spend the night in two suites overlooking vineyards (from $128). 11-5 daily. 151 Lee Rd.; www.saltspringvineyards.com or 250/653-9463.DINING Calvin’s Bistro. Casual ambience, tasty bistro food, and patio with ocean views in central Ganges. $$; Tue-Sun. 133 Lower Ganges; www.calvinsbistro.com or 250/538-5551. Hastings House. Elegant, three- and five-course prix fixe dinners are served in the Tudor-style manor house or on the veranda. $$$$; open daily (dinner only; reservations required). 160 Upper Ganges Rd.; www.hastingshouse.com, 800/661-9255, or 250/537-2362. Raven Street Market-Café. Wood-fired pizzas are the favorite at this off-the-beaten-path grocery and cafe. $; open daily. 321 Fernwood Rd.; 250/537-2273. LODGING
Cloud 9 Oceanview Bed & Breakfast. Three suites with panoramic water views in a B&B on a quiet road. From $128. 238 Sun Eagle Dr.; www.cloud9oceanview.com, 877/722-8233, or 250/537-2776.Hastings House. The property resembles an English country estate, with views of sparkling Ganges Harbour. A member of the Relais & Châteaux hotel association. From $344. (See Hastings House under “Dining.”) Madrona Valley Farm Bed & Breakfast. Elegant B&B at a working organic farm. From $128. 171 Chu-An Dr.; www.madronavalleyfarm.com or 250/537-1989.