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
Thinking of a small farm operation? All the hard work been done on this south facing, quiet, private 5.44 acres. A market garden for a number of years with 100 blueberry bushes and 150 raspberries which are well established. Plus Plum and Cherry trees. Drip irrigation installed, deep irrigation pond to supply water to the large fenced garden area. South facing greenhouse with hot water heat in the floor to get a jump on your plant starts. Workshop and equipment sheds. Two-bedroom 600 square-foot guest cottage with vaulted ceiling and wood kitchen cabinets and flooring to live in while you build your main residence. There is massive covered decks of 600 ft.² to expand your living space outdoors. Good internal driveway system and who wouldn't love crossing the wooden bridge over the creek as you enter this acreage! You are in a world all on your own yet minutes away from town.
Ocean front with Western exposure. This lot is .57 of an acre with low bank ocean access located on Sunset drive. Stroll down to a nice beach front cove, launch your kayaks or enjoy a summer swim. The building area offers great views of the water, marina traffic, wild life and spectacular evening sunsets. The property has a roughed in driveway as well as established fruit trees. Property has been surveyed with 15 and 30 meter setbacks and has power and municipal water to the lot line.
South west facing large (.82) desirable building lot located in Channel Ridge with some Mountain & Ocean glimpses. The lot has an easy slope, offers good building areas, situated off a quiet cul-de-sac, boarders on green belt and is only minutes away from miles of hiking trails in a 600 acre park. Very easy to develop bring your building plans.
A rare Commercially zoned property located on Rainbow road. This property currently has an older single family residence on it. The C6 zoning allows for a number of of uses such as Offices for use by building construction professionals & Trades, Automobile rentals. Funeral homes. Retail sales of Building Supplies, Appliances & Furniture. Light industry, excluding uses that consume or use more than 1600 liters/day of water. Wholesale Sales. Storage of goods & vehicles, with the exception of outdoor storage of derelict vehicles or equipment, or waste materials. Boat building, servicing & repairs. Service, repairs & sales of vehicles & equipment. Collection of recyclable materials, excluding outdoor sorting & storage. Indoor retail sales accessory to another permitted use. Dwelling units accessory to a commercial use and 75% lot coverage. A more detailed list can be found at the Islands Trust. Purchase price is plus GST