Arts & Culture

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...

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.

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.

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