Salt Spring Island is the name of one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia. As the area is located between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island is also more known as Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada.
In the past, Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada was originally inhabited by various Salishan people before being settled by pioneer in the year of 1859, at which time it was officially called Admiral Island. That was the first of the Gulf Islands to be settled and the first agricultural settlement on the islands in the Colony of Vancouver Island. Aside from that, it is also the first island in the region to permit settlers in order to acquire land through pre-emption. The place was re-titled to its current name in the year of 1910. In addition, Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada is the biggest, most populous, and the most frequently visited of the Southern Gulf Islands. The biggest village on the island is named Ganges. Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada is known for its artists. Some of notable artists are Randy Bachman, Robert Bateman, Brian Brett, Robert Hilles, Harry Manx, Stuart Margolin, Pearl Luke, Chris Humphreys, Peter Levitt, Bill Henderson, Jan Rabson, Tom Hooper, and many other ones.
For those who love hiking, the good news is that Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada has many hiking trails. Two of them are rough and windy that lead to the summit regions of both Bruce Peak 709 m or 2,326 gt above the sea level, and Mount Tuam 602 meters or 1,975 ft above the sea level. Those two mountains peak are the tallest points of land on the southern Gulf Islands. A lot of short hikes are able to be found on the island. One of them is 2.5 km or 1.6 mi long trek to the summit of Mount Erskine, which is 441 m or 1,447 ft above the sea level.
Transportation is one of the most important things in an area. How is the transportation in Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada? There is a local bus transit on the local island provided by BC Transit. There is also BC Ferries that operates three routes to Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada between Tsawwassen on the BC mainland and Long Habour on the east side of Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada, between Swartz Bay at the north end of Vancouver Island’s Saanich Pennisula, and Fulford Habour at the south end of Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada, and between Crofton on the east side of Vancouver Island and Vesuvius on the west side of Salt Spring Island British Columbia Canada. Aside from that, there are Salt Spring Air, Seair Seaplanes and Harbour Air Seaplanes that operate floatplane services from Ganges Water Aerodrome to Vancouver Horbour Water Airport and Vancouver International Water Airport. In addition, there is Kenmore Air that operates between Ganges and Lake Union, Seattle, United States.