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Getting Here

Salt Spring Island is located in the Gulf Islands between mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island at 48 latitude, 123.5 longitude.

Salt Spring is easily accessible via three ferry routes or by scheduled floatplane service. Any way that you travel will bring you on a breathtaking journey through some of the most stunning West Coast scenery.

Location of Salt Spring Island Map of Salt Spring. Click for larger view.

Travel information:

The following links will provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip to Salt Spring. You can travel with your car or come as a foot passenger on the ferry. Or come by floatplane from Vancouver airport, downtown Vancouver or Seattle, Washington.

  • BC Ferries has 3 ferry routes that service Salt Spring Island.
  • Salt Spring Air is a locally owned and operated company that conducts regularly scheduled flights by seaplane to Salt Spring from many locations including Vancouver airport and downtown Vancouver.
  • Harbour Air or Seair can also fly you into Ganges by seaplane on one of their regular scheduled daily flights.
  • Kenmore Air flies directly from Seattle to Salt Spring Island
  • Victoria Express: Passenger travel only - 1 hour service for passengers only between Port Angeles and Victoria
  • Anacortes, WA ferry to Sydney, BC a stress-free way to travel between Washington state and BC


There are many places to stay during your visit to Salt Spring Island -bed and breakfast facilities, cottages and cabins, hotels, motels and resorts. Check out the listings at the Chamber of Commerce web site.

Real estate information:

Would you like to find out what land is for sale on the island? Contact us for referral to agents who can fill you in on the latest real estate listings for Salt Spring Island. We also can put you in touch with an agent who is very familiar with the preliminary requirements for land suitable for building a Maharishi Sthapatya Veda home. His expertise can help you find your own piece of land where you can live in perfect harmony with Natural Law.

Moving to Salt Spring:

Canada International: If you are thinking of moving to Salt Spring from outside Canada, check out the Canadian government International web site for information on immigration and other services.

The Queen of Nanaimo Ferry regularly services Salt Spring Island Float Plane Arriving in Ganges Harbour