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Where to stay in Salt Spring Island

There are 30 vacation rentals available in Salt Spring Island, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your budget for your next getaway. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of homes from top travel companies like Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. Affordable vacation rentals in Salt Spring Island start at a nightly rate of $63, with 20% of properties priced under $78 per night. Whether you’re travelling on your own, spending quality time with your significant other, or planning a trip for a group of 4 family members or friends, we can match you with a rental in Salt Spring Island that meets your needs. Plus, staying in Salt Spring Island will give you close access to popular local attractions like Jill Louise Campbell Art Gallery and Salt Spring Saturday Market. Finding your dream vacation rental at a reasonable cost has never been this easy! Start planning the trip you’ve been dreaming of with VacationRenter.

Where Is Salt Spring Island in Canada?

Salt Spring Island is part of the Southern Gulf Islands, which also includes Pender Island, Galiano Island, Saturna Island, and Mayne Island. The islands are all part of the Capital Regional District, along with the municipalities of Greater Victoria.

What Is Salt Spring Island Known For?

Known for its thriving arts community, rich organic farmland, and matchless natural sublimity, Salt Spring has become a holidaying haven for creative minds, freethinkers, and nature lovers. The island is also famous for its pastoral beauty, organic farming, artists, artisans, and health professionals, which as of recently include healers.

Places to Visit in Salt Spring Island

  • Salt Spring Markets: Salt Springs Market is the best place on the island to find mouth-watering delicious food, individually unique finds, and a welcoming community of people. Open to the public every Saturday morning from April to September, the Centennial Park Saturday Market is the largest arts and crafts market, where over 140 vendors sell everything from French pastries to felted hats. What can be made, grown, or baked can be found here. Skip the grocery store line and head to the markets for the freshest produce and most delicious ingredients, perfect for a hearty picnic along the waterfront.
  • Mount Maxwell Provincial Park: Spanning over 231 hectares, the Mount Maxwell Provincial Park is not only a source of extreme beauty, but also a place of sweat-inducing hiking trails. An Elysian vision of a nature wonderland, the Mount Maxwell Provincial Park is one of the most popular provincial parks in the area thanks to unobstructed panoramic views over the surrounding Gulf Islands, the U.S. San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, and mainland British Columbia.
  • Salt Spring Island Cheese Company: While you can buy Salt Spring Island Cheese in most specialty food and groceries stores across Canada, there's nothing quite like tasting this artisan sheep and goat cheese right on the farm where it's made. With flavors ranging from lemon to olive tapenade, there's something to delight every taste preference in this shop, where you can try samples and pick up delectable food products to complement their cheeses.

Popular Destinations Near Salt Spring Island

  • Cowichan Valley: For anyone who really wants to taste the treasures of the Canadian backcountry, there is no better place to see it than Cowichan Valley Area A. The area is a small unincorporated community within a rich cultural region. This Canadian destination offers tranquility, serenity, and a break away from the stresses of everyday life. Home to a growing number of vineyards and wineries, as well as a route of the Trans Canada Trail that permeates through the valley, Area A of Cowichan Valley offers both adventurous activities and relaxing pursuits. Whether you sip a glass of vino while taking in the stunning panoramic vistas, or explore the rich green nature that surrounds you on the Trans Canada hiking trail, you can find it all here in the very best of Canadian valleys.
  • Saanich: Named after the Saanich First Nation, which loosely translates as “emerging people,” Saanich is a place that has travelled light years beyond emerging. As one of the most populous municipalities on Vancouver Island, Saanich is a complementary blend of both rural and urban, containing all the best features of nature, contradicting the modernity of a city landscape and its amenities. Set against the background of green land and blue water, visitors can use the city’s many features including shopping centers, restaurants, bars, museums, art centers, golf courses and much more.

Best Neighborhoods in Salt Spring Island

  • Vesuvius: One of the sunniest spots on the island, Vesuvius is aptly named. With a west-facing beach, the sun warms up the rocks and the sea making it a great place to swim, snorkel, dive, or simply revel in the golden rays.

Home-types in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Salt Spring Island: