Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island is the most vibrant and populated of the Southern Gulf Islands. An exciting and a fun place for getaway, although not as quiet as the other Gulf Islands. With its selection of restaurants and lots of options for accommodation, you’re sure to have a great time with plenty of ways to enjoy your time on Salt Spring. 

With its stores to browse, galleries, cafes and restaurants, Ganges on Salt Spring Island has a fun blend of rural life and big city charm. 

Venturing beyond Ganges, the winding island roads offer not only wineries, but also two cideries, a forest brewery. You’ll run across many farm stands, there’s a lavender farms, as well as a goat cheese farm and cafe. There’s a wide choice of hikes around the coast or up the small mountains. Whimsy abounds and you’ll find yourself going past fairy doors along your way. 

Getting To Salt Spring Island

From Vancouver

Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay

From Vancouver Island

Take the ferry from Crofton, near Nanaimo.

Traveller Information

In Case of Emergency, dial 911

Emergency: Police, Fire/Rescue, Ambulance and Search and Rescue (land only) – Dial 911
For Marine or Air Emergencies call Rescue Coordination Centre 800-567-5111 


Non-emergency numbers

  • RCMP Ganges 250-537-5555
  • Fire Department Ganges 250-537-2531
  • Search and Rescue 250-537-5555
  • Coast Guard Ganges 250-537-5813
  • Non-emergency Ganges Ambulance 250-537-9711
  • Lady Minto Hospital in Ganges 250-538-4800
  • Animal Control Officer 250-537-9414
  • Gulf Islands Veterinary Clinic 250-537-5334 540
  • BC SPCA Ganges  250-537-2123