Welcome to Salt Spring Island, one of the largest of the Gulf Islands located between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Salt Spring Island is one of the most visited and populous Southern Gulf Islands and it’s a vibrant arts community of artists and musicians who make their home there year-round and you can visit their studios and see their creations at the Saturday Market. It is a popular vacation home location for city folks from Vancouver, Victoria and Washington State who are drawn to both the island’s charm of rustic cabins to the luxury of waterfront estates.
The City at Glance
Average Household Income: $45,694
Top 3 Languages: English, French, German
Distance to Downtown Victoria: 53 km
Driving time to Vancouver Airport: 1.5 hours
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Salt Spring Island has three ferry ports: Fulford Harbour which connects to Victoria, Long Harbour which connects to Tsawwassen and the Vancouver area, and Vesuvius which connects to Crofton on Central Vancouver Island between Duncan and Nanaimo, all are operated by BC Ferries. The seaplane is an option with Salt Spring Air and Harbour Air offering direct service to Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport and Victoria. The local bus transit on the island is provided by BC Transit.
The School District 64 operates the high schools and elementary schools in Salt Spring Islands. There are also several independent private schools in the area, and some public universities on nearby Vancouver Island.
Click here to see a complete list of Salt Spring public schools.
Public Elementary Schools:
Fernwood Elementary School
Salt Spring Elementary School
Public High Schools:
Gulf Islands Secondary
Private Elementary Schools:
Salt Spring Center School
For more information about buying or selling real estate on Salt Spring Island, please contact our Relocation Team by phone 1-877-278-3888 or fill in this form and we will partner you with a REALTOR® who will help you achieve your real estate your needs on Salt Spring Island.