Salt Spring Island, or ‘Old Salty’ to the locals that live there, is a Gulf Island in the Straight of Georgia, snuggled in between mainland Canada and Vancouver Island.
Here’s a map if you have no idea what I’m talking about…
The ferry ride over was one of my favourite parts of the day in itself. Offering some fantastic views in between Vancouver and Salt Spring, you could even see seals pop their heads out of the water.
Having started off a pretty grey day, even the sun came out to say hello!
One of the main events on Salt Spring Island on a Saturday is the local market. The key behind the market is that vendors must either ‘make it, bake it, or grow it’ in order to keep business booming on the island.
You can find out more about Salt Spring’s local Saturday market here.
A rather quirky market to fit in with the rest of the island, you can find everything from pottery…
To flowers and fresh fruit and vegetables…
…to delicious freshly baked pizza and pasta.
It’s worth coming along just to see the power of autumn in its full force, and perhaps pick up a pumpkin along the way.
There’s no denying that Salt Spring Island is an eccentric place to be.
We passed some pretty odd fashion choices, and teenagers just doing handstands in the middle of the pavement on a number of occasions. But I think that’s part of the charm of the island. A retreat away from the large city of Vancouver.
We caught the ferry back via Victoria, and caught this spectacular sunset along the way.