Welcome to Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Island is the jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands, located off the west coast of British Columbia between the metropolis of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and the charm and beauty of Victoria and Vancouver Island. With a year round population of over 10,000 people, Salt Spring Island contains all the amenities for visitors and residents alike, in a rural setting noted for its natural beauty and Mediterranean microclimate.
Access to the island is easy with three BC Ferry Terminals serving the island. One from Swartz Bay and Crofton on Vancouver Island and one from the lower mainland out of Tsawwassen or you can fly by float plane via Harbour Air or Sea Air directly from Downtown Vancouver or the South Terminal at the airport in Richmond.
Salt Spring Island has over 130 associations, clubs, groups or societies from walking clubs and swimming pool to bridge clubs. There is something for everyone. There are 3 elementary, 1 middle and 1 high school plus alternative schools. We have Lady Minto Hospital acute and extended care and numerous other health care facilities.
The Island economy is very diverse with employment in many different areas. We have excellent artisans, alarge farming community, construction and trade experts, teachers, BC Ferries employment, restaurants, retail stores, lumber yards, bed and breakfasts, hotels, several marinas, musicians and much more.
Myles Wilson has made his home on Salt Spring Island since 1980 and been a professional Realtor since 1991. Throughout his real estate career, Myles has consistently placed among the top producers in the office and on the island. Myles knows real estate and he knows Salt Spring Island. Once you find your dream home or property, Myles can put you in touch with the bankers, lawyers, construction people or local government agencies required to make your dream a reality. If you don't find exactly what you are seeking on Salt Spring, Myles can refer you to his contacts on Pender, Mayne, Saturna and Galiano Islands and in the Cowichan Valley.
Property & Real Estate for Sale and Rent
Take the stone steps and path down to the beach through the tall firs. Launch your kayak, enjoy a leisurely paddle or excursion over to Russell Island, Ruckle Park and beyond, marvel at the most beautiful of natural settings, sea and bird life, all from your south end home base overlooking Fulford Harbour. Affordable and charming, this romantic and compact oceanfront panabode home is both quiet and private; recent improvements include new skylights (6), roof, and windows, as well as electrical, plumbing, water treatment, and septic updates. A Regency wood-burning stove can heat the home on its own throughout the winter. Spacious living room has lovely views; there is a good-sized main bedroom, a 2nd bedroom that has been converted to an office with custom-built-ins, and a renovated pine kitchen. Skylights and picture windows allow light to flood in directly and reflect off the water. 10 mins to Ganges, close to transit, Fulford ferry. Sea, sky, and forest. Feel the stress fall away.
Magnificent Ocean View Lot. Long views down Sansum Narrows to the mountains beyond, watch the Vesuvius ferry make it's crossings to Vancouver Island, plus west views to just below Ladysmith and the hills behind as well as fantastic sunsets year round. Build your dream home and enjoy the warm south west exposure. There are miles of hiking trails minutes from your door. This easy to build on lot will allow you to put your own personal touch to the land and home, truly making it your own.
Remarkable, sunny 12.5 acres with stunning 270 (approx.) degree views to Mts. Maxwell + Bruce, Vancouver Isl., Ganges Harbour, Vancouver and the coastal mtns. An extraordinary quality-built home + a cozy, comfortable separate guest cottage. Private, quiet, with fabulous light, this Wilco-built award-winning 3400 sf residence and cottage bring together the best of traditional design, with luxury details and modern amenities. Beautifully sited, with windows to maximize views; doors allow easy indoor-outdoor living. Gleaming fir floors, custom finishes, fabulous living room with vaulted ceiling and stone fp, chef's kitchen, exposed timbers, luxe bathrooms, 2 separate offices, + a separate guest wing, with 2 bedrms, living area, bathrm and kitchenette. Partially fenced (dogs in, deer out), grounds are in a mostly natural state with areas for flowers/veggies; extensive walking trails abut the property. Central location provides easy access to ferries and Ganges centre. Prepare to be wowed.
Custom craftsman style home with fantastic views of ocean, islands & sunsets. Enjoy a warm south west exposure, surrounded by the quality workmanship & creativity of a builder's own home. Main floor is designed for one level living, with ample room for family or guests in 2 bedrooms on upper floor. A tasteful blending of traditional & casual elements is highlighted by fir plank flooring, wood beams, built-in cabinets, wainscoting and river rock fireplace. The generous kitchen features a farmhouse inspired island, hutch and over-size sink, with an adjoining sitting area warmed by a wood stove and a pantry with storage and bar. A spacious dining room is oriented to sunsets & connects to covered decks for bbq, dining, & relaxing. Owner's suite features bow window with views, 2 closets, claw-foot bathtub and a separate shower room. Other great features: Japanese garden with koi pond, wood paneled office, European-inspired wine room, workshop, 2 car garage & endless extra storage.