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Summer lasts till late September, looking at the calendar. Many people think the last days of August are really the start of a welcome to Fall. It's getting darker earlier, some Maple trees are starting to turn golden, the fields and orchards are in harvest-fruition mode...islanders are already ...
08/24/2017
Do you have to be an artist to live happily ever after, on Salt Spring Island? Well...no. However, an appreciation for the artistic mindset is a good idea. Artists (painters, sculptors, writers, fabric artists, ceramicists, actors, potters, musicians, dancers, poets...many creative voices) do br...
08/19/2017
So many lovely properties on special Salt Spring Island...amazing choices, for property seekers. Ocean view? The island offers dramatic panoramic views...of ocean, islands, mountains. Some are pastoral, others forested, some are lots, others are acreages. Located the length and breadth of the is...
08/19/2017
Sailing into summer-summer...here we are. Long days, sunsets around 10 p.m., with all the pleasures of the season unrolling before us: swimming, kayaking, hiking, sailing, camping, gardening, dining on patios, farmers markets, the peace of sitting on a dock, watching dragonflies buzz over a lake...
06/29/2017
This is Canada's 150th birthday...on July 1st, Canada Day. Across Canada, there have been events and celebrations leading up to this date...and more continuing afterwards...the total celebratory timeline adding up to 150 days. Salt Spring Island has been showcasing many events, beginning in Apri...
06/21/2017
Here it is: Summer-summer! The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, the beginning of school holidays for many...the longed for days of swimming, kayaking, sailing...the kick-back enjoyment and ease of "the season". Garden fresh produce, farmers markets, patio dining, the sounds of summe...
06/20/2017
Salt Spring Island offers a year-round lifestyle. It is an authentic artists community. I always think that an artistic base in a community leads to a creative population, and an interesting lifestyle for all in the community. Artists also need the audience...it's a connectivity between the prod...
06/11/2017
Looking for a view property on Salt Spring Island? There are many different kinds of views...ocean, lake, valley, pastoral...they all allow an inspiring vista. A view allows us to be thoughtful...it encourages the mind to go outwards. Salt Spring Island and the Gulf Islands are in the heart of so...
05/31/2017
What kind of waterfront are you looking for on Salt Spring Island? Some ocean front seekers prefer a beach. Others have a boat, and a dock for the yacht, in front of the house, is top of their list. Still others prefer their own private island idyll. In that mix of waterfront styles, we have hig...
05/25/2017
May 19, 2017. Here it is...the "season opener"...the Victoria Day Holiday Weekend. This is a Canada-wide holiday, and starts the summer season in many locales. Victoria Day is a recognition of the British influence in Canada...it is Queen Victoria that is being acknowledged. Canada began as a Bri...
05/19/2017
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