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April 26, 2021

Arts & Culture

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

Founded by artists, SSNAP is many things – a unique national art prize, educational opportunities for youth, public talks by artists, cultural events, ongoing interactions on social media, public engagement and a target destination for visitors from the region and across Canada.

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May 25, 2021

A Letter from my Home to Visitors from Mayne Island

Imagine a place where you can never be more than five minutes away from the ocean. A place where all your worries seem to just dissolve into the forest and the sea. That place is Mayne Island, my home and one of the many beautiful Gulf Islands located in the Salish Sea.

May 13, 2021

The Song of the Island

I’m surrounded by firs and cedars as I sit on my deck, entranced by evening birdsong, and long shadows cast through the garden from the sun that sets behind neighbouring Salt Spring Island. From somewhere in the distance, I can hear a flute being played, soft notes carried through the thick coastal air. Other nights…

April 26, 2021

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

Founded by artists, SSNAP is many things – a unique national art prize, educational opportunities for youth, public talks by artists, cultural events, ongoing interactions on social media, public engagement and a target destination for visitors from the region and across Canada.

April 13, 2021

Authentic Getaways: Travel to Salt Spring Island

One of the best ways to experience Salt Spring Island is to treat it like you would a fine meal with wine pairings. Pick a theme du jour and seek out food and activities that complement it. Go slow and take a few days or a week to really savor it all. Here are some ideas for the ultimate Salt...

January 21, 2021

Explore the Southern Gulf Islands

Our islands are defined by quiet leisure. Go in search of yourself, or find a pursuit that’s artistic, athletic, or delicious. Hop around or plant roots in fertile soil.