Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Salt Spring Island

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Salt Spring Island. This city's island views, local tours and boating draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Salt Spring Island

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Salt Spring Island a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Salt Spring Vineyards (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Gary Oak Winery (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Garry Oaks Winery (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Mistaken Identity Vineyards (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Salt Spring Island Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • The Raptors (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salt Spring Island

Travelers enjoy Salt Spring Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Salt Spring Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Cusheon Lake (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mount Maxwell Provincial Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Ruckle Provincial Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Ballingall Islets Nature Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Mount Tzuhalem Ecological Reserve (6.8 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Salt Spring Island

The nearest airport is in Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), located 7 mi (11.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base), which is 8.9 mi (14.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Salt Spring Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 386 house rentals near Salt Spring Island. From 191 Houses to 81 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Salt Spring Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salt Spring Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salt Spring Island:

  • Ganges: 23 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 661 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 726 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 24 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Salt Spring Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Salt Spring Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saltspring Marina: 429 home rentals
  • Cusheon Lake: 413 home rentals
  • Salt Spring Saturday Market: 436 home rentals
  • Salt Spring Island Golf Club: 427 home rentals
  • Long Harbour Ferry Terminal: 398 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salt Spring Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salt Spring Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 191 Houses in Salt Spring Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salt Spring Island include:

  • Cabins: 81 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 81 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 81 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salt Spring Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 61 vacation homes with pool available in Salt Spring Island.

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