About Salt Spring Island
This is a very "personal" place, Salt Spring Island. It can be so many things to different people. That's what makes it interesting and very alive.
To view some of my photographs of the island, please visit the Photo Galleries.
Real estate—buying or selling a home—is also a personal thing. And your relationship with your REALTOR® becomes a very important one, very quickly. You'll want to choose someone you feel comfortable with, who listens and understands your perspective and point of view, who is responsive to you - and is honest and cares.
So, a little bit about me, and my relationship to Salt Spring Island...
More than any other place in the world, Salt Spring seems to reflect all aspects of me - the business person, the closet writer, the amateur photographer, the girl that likes to flop about in comfy clothes and doesn't always wear make-up. I'm the gregarious girl who loves to host her "eastern" (that includes Vancouver) friends and family on weekends, play cards on Tuesday evenings with a girlfriend, meet up with neighbors on Friday night for Chinese food, or take Luis for a walk with his friends on the other side of the island. But I'm also the loner who loves nothing better than solitary dog walks in the forest or on the beach, the refreshing smell of our very special air, the quiet serenity of our island, the sound of raindrops on the skylights, ferry fog horns, and privacy.
Salt Spring Island – it seems to attract the most amazing array of people from all walks of life – but also to bring out the best in each of us. It's full of the most amazing, lively, literate, artistic and articulate brainy people you'll ever want to meet. Its rainforests, arbutus trees, split rail fences, vineyards, grazing sheep, homemade jams and breads, organic veggies and cheeses—well, just about the whole thing—can take your breath away.
I grew up in Montreal, spent a year at school in Europe, went to Queen's University for my undergrad degree, worked in newspapers in Ontario for five years, then spent the bulk of my corporate career at King and Bay Streets in Toronto. For six years while working fulltime, I went to night school to get my MBA, which I felt would deepen my understanding of business and communcations. I moved to Vancouver in 1996 and discovered Salt Spring Island in 2000. Over the years, I've seen a lot of places, traveled a great deal; now I'm living on Salt Spring Island full-time, and I can't think of a thing that I'm missing.
Salt Spring Island — it's just good for the soul. Lots of different kinds of souls.
There are various sources of information about our island. I can put you in touch with any number of people who can tell you their stories and whose interests might match yours.
- saltspringtourism.com (Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce)
- saltspringmarket.com (tthe famous Salt Spring Island Saturday Market)
- Coming soon...
Governance and Services
Arts and Culture
Sports and Recreation
Getting to Salt Spring Island
Go to bcferries.com for information on the three routes that will bring you to our island:
- Tsawwassen to Long Harbour
- Swartz Bay to Fulford Harbour
- Crofton to Vesuvius
For information about the Washington ferry service from:
- Anacortes (250) 381-1551 or 1-888-808-7977, click on Washington State Ferries
- Port Angeles (250) 386-2202, or click on Coho
- Seattle, click on Victoria Clipper / Princess Marguerite
We also have regularly scheduled and charter float plane service from Vancouver, Victoria, other Vancouver Island points, as well as other Gulf Islands.