Located 35 minutes east by ferry from Swartz Bay near Victoria, it is the largest and most populated of the Southern Gulf Islands (pop. 10, 500).
Salt Spring Island is especially well known for its Saturday Market, where local artists and artisans display a fantastic array of items that they make, bake or grow. It’s easy to spend all morning exploring the vast cross-section of paintings, pottery, jewelery, clothing, weaving, woodworks and farmstead cheeses on display.
On this trip, we relaxed on a beautiful sheep farm located only a few minutes from Ganges. The sheep are kept for the fibre that they produce and a wool shop on the farm is open to guests and visitors year round.
Our son was especially excited to meet the sheep face-to-face since he has been saying baaa-baaa to pictures of sheep in his books for the last few weeks. The farm also became the place where he stood by himself for the first time! What a thrill.
It was a quiet and restful weekend for which I am so grateful. Thank you, family, for helping to create this much needed, much loved one nice thing.