Two charming cottages on Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island, BC. Steps from swimming, beachcombing, the homes have fully stocked kitchens, BBQ's, large decks, grassy yards, playhouses, wood burning fireplaces, sleep 4 or 6 with fines linens and down quilts. Enjoy sunsets on large decks. Visit www.saltspringcottages.com
The year-round residents of Saltspring Island include an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Many vacationers come to Saltspring simply to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and soak in the quiet island lifestyle and spirit. If you raise an issue or express an opinion, expect a lively debate from the locals.
Saltspring Island is the most densely populated of the Gulf Islands and is also home to the biggest Gulf Island provincial campground, Ruckle Provincial Park. The island's shoreline is varied and beautiful, offering rocky shores, tidal pools to explore, shell beaches for beachcombing, and a wide variety of sandy beaches. Of the 22 ocean beaches, 4 are designated for swimming.
The island has 225 farms and is known for its sheep-raising; be sure to tour the rolling pastures on the north end (visit in the spring, and you'll never order rack of lamb again). Saltspring is also known as a centre for arts and crafts, and has an impressive selection of shops, restaurants and tourist accommodations. While a few of Saltspring's attractions can be seen in a whirlwind two-hour drive, a thorough exploration of Saltspring could take weeks. Allow at least a full day or more...the serene island offers a tranquil respite for solace-seeking travellers.
We are a family of 4 who love to travel. Our daughter is 14, very sporty and attends high school. Our son is at university, we travel as much as we can as a family and have started to travel with alone and friends now that our kids are turning into young adults. We speak english and french.