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
Sunny South facing 5 acre parcel, quiet, private, nicely treed and potentially overlooking a pastured farm across the dead end road. The land is sloping up from the road to a beautiful rocky knoll at the top, which is the likely building site and from where one could possibly achieve farther views of the Mt.Tuam ridges, the farmland and maybe even an ocean glimpse. The light on the knoll is unimpeded from all directions and there is more usable and flatter land behind the knoll. Mt. Tuam Ecological Reserve and the start of a lovely nature trail into it is just at the end of the short road. There are several ocean accesses within a short walk. Zoning allows for variety of uses, main dwelling, 602 sq.ft. seasonal cottage, up to 2,000 sq.ft. of ancillary buildings + farm buildings. Beautifully quiet and sunny location! Call for more info.
Clean lines was the current owners objective when buying this home and it does not disappoint. Welcome to this exclusive gated Southey Point retreat tucked away on a private acre. Architecturally designed, this 2 bed plus loft with lots of possibilities, 2 bath home offers the ideal sanctuary or weekend retreat. Open trusses, glass ceiling vaults and an abundance of windows allow the natural light to stream in, ideal for a great room concept with the added pleasure of a designer kitchen with a view of the cozy wood burning fireplace. Walk out onto the three decks, expanding this homes luxury keeping in mind the southern exposure from the side yard expanding into the trees. This move-in ready home is a great Salt Spring find. Just a short walk from beaches and hiking trails only add to the specialness of this island retreat. P.S. Plus four out buildings, use your imagination.
This is undoubtedly one of the last few undeveloped SOUTH FACING ocean front acreages available on the Island. Here is an opportunity to built an Estate of exceptional quality and value. This beautiful sun drenched ocean front 3.34 acre lot has it all: Extensive flat area at the top followed by a moderate slope and benches toward the water, with beautiful Arbutus and Gary Oak trees & natural meadows offering variety of building sites either higher up for perched up view or at the edge of the water. No matter which site, the views are stunning with southerly sun year round. The western boundary is adjacent to legal road allowance (undeveloped) offering even more privacy and possibly an ideal access. The lot has over 200 feet of ocean frontage and close to 300 feet of road frontage on quiet Isabella Point Road. The Mt.Tuam ecological reserve is just up the lane for beautiful walks. The well is drilled (2.25 GPM), all other services to lot line. This is an opportunity of a lifetime!
This eco-friendly Post and Beam home radiates warmth & artistic flair throughout-that hard to define Salt Spring charm.The 3 bedroom plus office home is highlighted by its craftsman design and surprisingly spacious interior. Large windows keep you connected to the natural environment outside. A modest-sized living room with built-in seating is ideal for intimate gatherings and the vaulted open woodpaneled family room upstairs makes for easy family living. In-floor radiant hot water heat and a crossfire masonry heater with built in oven keep you warm and toasty through the wet season. Sited for maximum privacy on a predominantly level forested five acres with dramatic ocean views and Vancouver Island in one direction, a mountain view to Mount Erskine Park in the other One of the best warm water beaches on the Island is a short hop away and your own park is right outside your back door. Zoned for a guest cottage.