Salt Spring Island Tourism

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Salt Spring Island (also known as Saltspring Island) is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island. The island was initially inhabited by various Salishan peoples before being settled by pioneers in 1859, at which time it was officially called Admiral Island. It was the first of the Gulf Islands to be settled and the first agricultural settlement on the islands in the Colony of Vancouver Island, as well as the first island in the region to permit settlers to acquire land through pre-emption. The island was retitled to its current name in 1910. Salt Spring Island is the largest, most populous, and the most frequently visited of the Southern Gulf Islands.


Salt Spring Island in Canada offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Salt Spring Island is Vancouver. Attractions in Vancouver include Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout. To explore Salt Spring Island, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Salt Spring Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salt Spring Island

    Know the pollution level of Salt Spring Island before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Salt Spring Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Salt Spring Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salt Spring Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 83.33 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Salt Spring Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 36.46 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.16 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Salt Spring Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salt Spring Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.