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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Very popular, good idea to make a reso or get there early. If you have to wait, take a walk down by all the boats in the harbour. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The market is such a jewel, no other market like it. Full of such creative local artists, amazing local organic vegetables and loads of delicious things to eat! A must see if you are here on a Saturday during the market season. There's a park in the middle which children love. It is a busy day in town so get there EARLY and I mean early, if you don't want to circle for parking.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great place to have a beer, sit by the ocean, and enjoy watching sports or to have a game of pool. Local hangout.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Offers a wide variety of food, fresh meat and fish, pharmacy, liquor store etc ( just 250 meters from Hedgerow House)”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Homemade, local, delicious! Counter service for coffees, juices & smoothies and the best damn muffins on the island! There is also a bistro side with table service. Best chowder and salads and sandwiches... ALL good!!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Hotel
“A wide variety of different dishes from all over the world. From seafood to pasta, the Salt Spring Inn has it all in a beautiful newly renovated building in one of the most wonderful locations in British Columbia.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love eating here, their pesto pasta dish is a favorite of mine - I love the crunchy pine nuts. Make a reservation during busy times of the year to avoid having to wait!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Health
“In the centre of the village of Ganges. Easy walking distance for those arriving by boat.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“ArtSpring is an 11,800 square-foot, two-level heavy timber structure boasting a 5,200-square-foot exhibition/ multi- purpose area and a 6,600-square-foot, 265-seat theatre. Visit their website for show details and tickets www.artspring.ca”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic coffee, pastries and food. It’s relaxed and feels like a little Parisian bistro. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Higher end, resos in advance. One of the oldest established restaurants on island run by a Finnish couple. Yum! $$$$”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“The best kayaking outdoor adventure company on island and their store is chocked full of west coast outdoor clothing. They give our guests 10% off tours and purchases!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food, nice atmosphere, a little but “earlsy” for Salt Spring but decent and can get busy on weekends $$$ ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fine Dining and Bistro Need resos. Fine Dining is 5 star amazing special occasions, the Bistro is a little more accessible but equally amazing. $$$$”
  • 5 locals recommend
Market
“Great local farms offering produce, meat, dairy etc. Love doing my shopping here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comfort food and old fashioned coffee shop ambience. Go for the year round turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy. In Upper Ganges up the hill.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very popular, good idea to make a reso or get there early. If you have to wait, take a walk down by all the boats in the harbour. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love eating here, their pesto pasta dish is a favorite of mine - I love the crunchy pine nuts. Make a reservation during busy times of the year to avoid having to wait!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Higher end, resos in advance. One of the oldest established restaurants on island run by a Finnish couple. Yum! $$$$”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food, nice atmosphere, a little but “earlsy” for Salt Spring but decent and can get busy on weekends $$$ ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comfort food and old fashioned coffee shop ambience. Go for the year round turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy. In Upper Ganges up the hill.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The pizzas here are SO delicious, by far one of my fav pizza spots ever! Great for picking up and eating in the park nearby or at home.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Changed it’s now a mobile food truck in back until they have renovated cafe but still that great coffee that’s well known ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“Best food cart on the island! Great vegetarian options including veggie poutine. Saturday's you can find them in the center of the Salt Spring Saturday market. Our favourite: the big Al.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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