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Private Tour: Butchart Gardens and Saanich Peninsula
"The Butchart Gardens draw more than 1000000 visitors to the Saanich Peninsula every year to experience world-class gardens and incredible scenery.  Designated a National Historic Site due to its international acclaim and renown the gardens offer vibrant displays of verdant plant life and scenic pathways allowing visitors incredible opportunities to explore graceful fountains recreated Japanese temples and renaissance-inspired displays. Your 2.5-hour tour starts with a pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging in a small 10-passenger van.  After meeting your driver and tour host you will drive through half an hour of strikingly lush natural scenery as you make your way to the gardens.  Your guide will intersperse bad jokes and personal anecdotes with a careful narration of the history and details of the Saanich Pe
From CAD421.00
 
Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Fully-Narrated Bus Tour
"Check in 30 minutes prior to your flight departure time at the Victoria Harbour Airport located centrally in Victoria's historical Inner Harbour. Before taking flight take part in a short safety briefing. Then you’ll be ready for your 35-minute scenic flight to Vancouver. Departing from downtown Victoria you'll first fly out over the Peninsula with the world famous Butchart Gardens below Mount Baker in the distance and Salt Spring Island. Then head out into the Georgia Strait
From CAD429.00
 
Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
"You're sure to see an amazing floral display at Butchart Gardens whatever the time of year you visit from the emerging green leaves and bulbs of spring to summertime's perfumed flowers and fall's brilliant red and gold colors.Butchart Gardens' highlights include the Sunken Garden Rose Garden Japanese Garden Italian Garden and the magnificent Ross Fountain. An experience to savor while in Victoria!Evening Illuminations TourDuring the summer months don't miss Butchart Gardens' spectacular illuminations
From CAD65.00

More Shopping in Saltspring Island

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Saltspring Island has a big artist community and galleries are all around the island.If you like arty farty lifestyle then this is mekka for you.It's just a matter of shopping around untill you find...
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cachaseiro
Feb 16, 2011

Buy fish.

The local fish store in Ganges is worth visiting.It's run by very responsible people worth supporting and they have very nice fish there.It dosen't hurt that it's located in a nice building too. fish....
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cachaseiro
Feb 16, 2011

Moonstruck Organic Cheese

Moonstruck Organic Cheese is a small cheese farm owned and operated by two locals who take great pride in the cheese they make. Unlike the more famous cheese farms on Salt Spring that use goat's milk,...
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Carmanah
Feb 20, 2007

Salt Spring Cheese Co

This is the best place to see on the island if you love cheese like I do! Specialising in goat's cheese, this farm raises it's own goats and makes all products on site. Visit the animals, watch the...
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unigirl
Dec 08, 2006

Salt Spring Studio Tour

This map can be your best friend when planning your tour of the island. It lists 42 Island artisans from all walks of life! It will also be invaluable if you want to visit lakes and parks since it...
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unigirl
Dec 08, 2006

Sunset Farm

A great place to find lamb meat, sheepskin rugs, wool blankets, slippers, pottery and other things. Make sure to wander the farm, and say hello to the sheep! The wool blanket we bought was a steal...
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unigirl
Dec 08, 2006
 
 
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Lorraine's Kitchen

Lorraine's kitchen is fantatic. She sets up a satll at the saturday Market In The Park and it is one stall not to be missed!Lorranine produces homemade jams, pickles, chutney and jellies that are to...
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Oct 22, 2004

Top Hotels in Saltspring Island

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160 Upper Ganges Rd, Ganges, V0S 1E0, Canada
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121 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, V8K 2S2, Canada
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1136 North End Road, Salt Spring Island, V8K 1M1, Canada
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1460 North Beach Road, Saltspring Island, BC, V8K
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640 Cusheon Lake Road, Salt Spring Island, V8K 2C2, Canada
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2331 North End Road, Salt Spring Island, V8K 1A6, Canada
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Things to Do Near Saltspring Island

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Butterfly Gardens

As Anne and Sue were visiting the Butchart gardens, they decided to make a day of it and check out the Victoria Butterfly Gardens as well. The Butterfly Gardens house hundreds of varieties of...
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Butchart Gardens

We moved away from the Japanese Garden and back into the Italianate and Rose Garden areas. The former had a fountain and statue or two while the latter traded on its name with a multitude of...
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Garry Point Park

Garry Point Park is a waterfront park on the Frazer River which covers around 75 acres. There are some lovely river views here and lots of wide open space as well as little beaches covered in drift...
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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery

We started our exploration of Steveston at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery as it was near where our bus dropped us. The cannery is now a museum. Outside the cannery there was a sculpture showing some of...
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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf which is in the centre of Steveston town is home to a number of restaurants and bars and a company that run whale watching tours. This is not a bad place to grab a drink or a bite to...
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Japanese Fisherman's Memorial

After Fisherman's Wharf as we continued towards the shipyards we passed a small memorial to Steveston's Japanese fishermen. There were a huge number of Japanese in Steveston's fishing industry....
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Top 5 Saltspring Island Writers

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cachaseiro

"Amazing nature and alternative lifestyles."
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tigerjapan

"This Island Rocks!!!"
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unigirl

"A Honeymooner's Paradise"
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Carmanah

"Rural country bliss on Salt Spring Island"
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"Saltspring Island"
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