Take the ferry from Victoria (Swartz Bay), Vancouver (Tsawwassen) or from another Southern Gulf Island to the unspoiled and quiet Mayne Island. The sandy beaches, picturesque sea views and laid-back atmosphere make this island the perfect place to relax.
Top things to do
Credit: Destination Greater Victoria
Enjoy water activities
Boat, swim, dive, fish and kayak in the surrounding waters.
Visit the largest Southern Gulf Island, famous for sunshine, scenery, relaxation, freshly-picked organic produce, and local art. Salt Spring Island is located between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver, and is easy to get to from any direction with three ferry terminals: Vesuvius Bay, Fulford Harbour and Long Harbour.
Visit the lush and beautiful oceanfront city of Victoria. The city is rich in British heritage, has the oldest Chinatown in Canada, and is home to the historic BC Parliament Buildings. You can enjoy lots of water and land activities, and taste a variety of craft beers and fresh seafood.
Known as the Garden City, Victoria is always in bloom and has one of the mildest climates in Canada—perfect for a trip any time of the year.