Salt Spring Island is the jewel of the Southern Gulf Islands. It is nestled up against the East side of Vancouver Island and it is about half way between Nanaimo and Victoria, the capital city of BC. More than ten thousand people reside on Salt Spring Island, as well as several thousand sheep and a sizeable deer population. From time to time, a bear is spotted, usually on the south end of the island. However, visitors don't need to worry about them, they keep to themselves. Salt Spring Island has long been known as a very special place in BC as it is well-known for its very large number of artists, sculptors and musicians that live here. Pubs have a pretty good showing of local talent performing there.
.Shopping at the famous Saltspring Saturday Market .Visit winery (19+, additional cost) and hidden beaches .Explore the "secret beach" .Explore a cheese farm and get a taste of the locally produced cheese .Free time in Saltspring
Duration: 1 Day, 0 Night
Meeting/Pickup Location: Victoria
Included: .Comfortable transportation from downtown Victoria
.All ferry fees
.Friendly and Fun Canadian Tour Guide
.A visit to the famer's market
.Cheese farm visit with and free cheese tasting
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions.
8:00am - Meet your tour guide at Douglas and Broughton.
8:15 - Depart for Swartz Bay ferry terminal
10:00am – Enjoy the scenic ride on BC Ferries to Saltspring Island
10:45am – Visit a Cheese Farm, take a tour of the production area and try some locally-produced goat cheese
12:00pm– Visit the "secret" white shell beach (weather permitting)
1:15pm – Free time: visit downtown, go shopping at the Saturday market, time for lunch
3:30pm – Brewery Visit (option for beer tasting, $4 extra, must be age 19+ with ID)
4:30pm - Lavendar Farm visit
5:50pm – BC Ferries cruise back to Swartz Bay
7:00pm - Arrive in downtown Victoria
*Please note: Itinerary is subject to changes and the order of stops sometimes changes based on when the businesses can accommodate our group
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