Weekend Getaway: Salt Spring Island, BC
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of having a short getaway to the lovely Salt Spring Island. The weather was perfectly sunny and warm and the company was pleasant and remarkably good-looking. I initially flew into Vancouver and we took a seaplane to get over to the island. It was our first time in a seaplane and the experience was so much fun! I felt like a child at Christmas. We took Seair Seaplanes. They have a simple booking system, great rates and customer service, and were extremely punctual. It took about 15 minutes to get from Richmond over to Ganges Harbor.
The interesting thing about this island is that hitchhiking is a perfectly normal way to get around the island if you find yourself without a car, and everyone we met along the way was extremely friendly!
We opted for a lazy, relaxing weekend and took the canoe out to Vesuvius Bay a couple of times during the two days there. There are great places along the beach to sunbathe and soak up the last rays of summer and a nice row of charming houses right along the water to paddle by. It was even warm enough to jump in the water and attempt to fish for some crabs this time of year!
On Saturday mornings there is a market that is open in Ganges that is incredibly fun to go to. There is live music, local crafts and locally sourced foods and was such a lighthearted experience.
Wonderful place for a relaxing weekend getaway with a great change of pace from the regular 9 to 5.