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.
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.
Great Lot situated in Channel Ridge. This lot has south west exposure and offers outstanding ocean, mountain, some of the best sunsets Salt Spring island has to offer and backs on to 600 acres of park land with miles of safe hiking trails. The lot has a good easy building site and is accented by some lovely fir and Garry oak tree's. Building scheme in place. Water, Sewer are all at the lot line. Seller may carry 1st Mortgage with qualification of Buyer.
Nice treed lot with quaint ocean view. This would make a good starter property. Located only only minutes to all Island amenities. Septic required, on NSSW, Hydro, Cable, Phone and internet at lots line