It seems impossible that one could spend a day in the wilderness without seeing another human being and still be within easy range of a five-star hotel and a sumptuous meal. But many of Canada’s islands have managed to hold on to their finest asset — untamed and unchanged natural beauty — while upping the ante with prize-winning restaurants and resorts.
If you’re thinking about buying a summer cottage or place to retire by the sea in British Columbia, you may need to keep saving.
Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands has long been a playground for Metro Vancouver's affluent, with million-dollar vacation homes being passed down through three or four generations, putting Island life out of reach for many average income earners.
Looking for a place that has it all? Salt Spring Island offers something for families, foodies and adventurers alike – and only about an hour ferry ride away. Here’s VancouverMom.ca’s must-do list for Salt Spring Island.
Two-part series: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
We told you all about Canada’s 150th birthday in our summer issue, see Jet Setter: Rocky Mountaineer. This summer, tourism is in full swing with Canadians traveling in-country and other tourists coming to beautiful British Columbia to celebrate Canada’s 150 up close and personal.