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Salt Spring Island Bed and Breakfast

With your stay at one of Salt Spring Island's excellent bed and breakfast accommodation, you'll find various activities to keep you busy. Take in the scenery and then do a little sight seeing and shopping. Salt Spring Island's bed and breakfast accommodation are in the heart of British Columbia's culture.

Finding Salt Spring Island Accommodation - Inns

You can view our online Salt Spring Island Bed and Breakfast accommodation listings or purchase the Canadian Bed and Breakfast Guide, a printed directory of bed and breakfast accommodations across Canada, including Canadian inns. It was established in 1982 by Gerda Pantel and is now produced by Marybeth and Jay Moyer, Enjoying Niagara Inc. It is an ideal trip planner for travel in Canada. The Guide started as, and remains, the only national printed guide to Bed and Breakfasts in Canada. Bed and Breakfast lodgings in the book are listed with picture and extensive descriptions which includes information on: rooms, breakfasts, amenities, things to do, price, means of payment, how to locate them, etc.

Selecting your Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

In choosing bed and breakfast accommodation it is recommended that you look at the descriptive details of the bed and breakfasts in the area in which you will be staying. There will in most cases be a choice of options that will cover the needs and value preferences of prospective bed and breakfast guests. It is best to book ahead and while this can frequently be done by e-mail, calling by phone is not a bad option. It gives you a chance to speak to the host, ask some questions that may not have been answered for you in the listing, and to get a feel for the reception you can expect.

Salt Spring Island History & Wildlife

Salt Spring Island's namesakes are found in the northern part of the island on various private properties. While reputed to be unspectacular mineral springs, they nevertheless singled out this large island as being the only one not named for an explorer or his ship.

In 1859, the first settlers arrived on the island from all parts of the world. Many were Blacks from California, escaping the harsh state laws and looking for a place to farm. Unsurveyed land was virtually free on Salt Spring Island and by the end of that year 117 settlers had taken advantage of the fact.

While many people visit the Gulf Islands for the breathtaking scenery, the arts, a rural lifestyle and the mellow atmosphere, others come to explore the magnificent surroundings and to appreciate the diverse wildlife that is found both on land and within the waters that surround us.

Many species are commonly seen throughout the year, the bald eagles, river otters and harbour seals. Others are more elusive and require either extreme luck or being in the right place at the right time. Our resident pods of orcas and dolphins are commonly seen where the humpback whale is a rare visitor to the protected waters of the strait.

Salt Spring Island History & Wildlife content: www.gulfislandsguide.com

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