Thank you for visiting Salt Spring Island, the largest of the beautiful Gulf Islands, nestled between rugged Vancouver Island and British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. We created this free digital map to help you make the most of your visit and hope you enjoy the wide variety of activities on Salt Spring Island, along with the offerings from our local artists, artisans and businesses. Whether it be a delicious gourmet meal, the weekly Saturday Morning Market, a hike up Mounts Maxwell, Tuam, or Erskine to see the absolutely gorgeous views our island has to offer or some chill out time on the beach, we know your visit to Salt Spring will be an experience that you will always remember. You are free to print one copy of this map for your own personal use. You will also find the best of salt spring island's accommodations listed upon this map to help you find a place to stay while you are here.
>Salt Spring has an interesting mix of merchants, farmers, sailors, artists, musicians, writers, artisans, and travelers. World-class accommodations, restaurants and parks make it one of Canada's top tourist destinations. It is a mecca and often a starting point for sailors and kayakers exploring the gulf islands. Blessed with mild weather, fair seas, breathtaking views and a fertile soil, salt spring is also home to some of the finest wines made in the world. People come from all over the planet to sample our famous blackberry port, which sells out every year. The climate is so mild that palm, kiwi, and olive trees can be grown. Before continuing to the map itself please read our
Click on the map picture to download the map in PDF format or on the links below for faster downloads and pared down versions of the map for older computers or slower connection speeds.
Preview is just for quickly previewing documents such as photographs and lacks much of the functionality which makes a PDF map a great thing, such as search, good zoom control, and much more. If you open the map in Preview you will not understand how useful a navigational tool this map is. If you load the map into your web browser you can use right click (ctrl-click for Apple)to access zoom and other navigation tools.
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This map is the most high resolution and functional map available of Salt Spring Island.
To make the most of the map, learn to use adobe acrobat. The zoom (magnifying glass) tool is very handy with this map and there is no loss of resolution when zooming. One may also choose to "print current view" from the print dialog window.
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Welcome Fever Tree Fine Boutique...for a life more sylish. Fever Tree can be found just Past Mouat's Hardware and Next to Pegassus Gallery towards the ocean. Fever Tree has the best view of any store on the island for sure and a charming, tasteful, eclectic interior stocked with fine fashoin and home decorations. A must see, in my opinion, and a damn good shop eh what! If you are the fellow that just pulled in to Ganges Harbour on that luxurious 110 foot motor yaught, i recommend you run up there and buy a hand sewn mink throw for your state room right away...
Jana's Bake Shop is back on the Island! Welcome Back Jana. New web site with menu and online ordering for events, parties, weddings, bah mitvahs, etc available very soon!
Salt Spring Island is a yoga mecca of the Pacific Northwest. Many come here to get away from the city and immerse themselves in our exquisite natural setting. Others come for thier yoga instructor training. There are at least three studios of special note here. The Salt Spring Center of Yoga which also runs an excellent alternative day school for children which also features a top qualiity music program, The Ganges Yoga Studios, with Celeste, is a beautiful warm and large studio with steel loops embedded on one wall for inverted yoga, and Dorothy Price, one of Canada's most renowned yogini/instructors is here also and operates Santosha Yoga Retreats. Come to Salt Spring to take your yoga knowledge and practice to the next level!
Reflexology, Reiki and Massage with Julie Howard: 250-537-9433
Stewart Katz: R.M.T. Ganges, Salt Spring Island, 250-538-7478
Mapofsaltspring.com is delighted to announce Rawsome Living Foods Cafe and Juice bar, a new cafe in town offering the best of raw and living foods!
This amazing Vineyard, located overlooking the lush and fertile Fulford Valley has a retail outlet offering wine tastings with gourmet cheese and stuff. It's a must see for any visitor for salt spring island and a favourite with the locals also. I highly recommend both the blackberry port and also the Pinto Noir Special Reserve, a personal favourite. Essential Salt Spring fare, in my opinion. There is nothing more romantic than taking a bottle of the blackberry port down to the beach and lighting a camp-fire with your lover. You might also want to pick up some of the local home made lamb sausage to bbq over the fire. That goes fantastically with the Pinot Noir! The suasages can be gotten down in Fulford, at the farm stand with the llhamas just near drummond park.
Just went to the Saturday Market and got some delectible chocolates made locally. So good!
New Video by Kmax about Salt Spring Island: 2011-9-21
The map is searchable in two ways:
1.Use the search index by clicking on the binoculars icon, found in your tools menu.If you type in, for example, "beddis", you will be presented with a list of choices. The first two to appear are found in the bookmarks. If you click one, the bookmarks will scroll to highlight the first incidence of the word beddis; "Beddis Beach", under the sub-category, swimming, under the main category recreation. If you then click on the highlighted bookmark, you will be zoomed to the first instance of Beddis road on the map. The 2nd item to appear in the search pane, is also a bookmark. When you click that link, you will be taken to the road "Beddis Road", under the STREET INDEX. Clicking this link in the bookmarks zooms you in to the first instance of the word beddis on the map itself. If you click on the 3rd item listed in the search pane, you will get the same result as the first link but in one less click. Experiment with this feature, it's worthwhile. One may also search for services in this way. One may also simply visually scan and scroll the BOOKMARKS to navigate the document. Points of Interest is a good place to start in the bookmarks. You can use the hand tool to pan about the map and mouse over and click on STARS to get more info about that particular location or service.
The map is zoom-able to 6400% with no loss of resolution, is searchable, and can be linked to the websites of local businesses and arts studios. One can type in the name of any street or geographical feature on Salt Spring Island, and be zoomed in to that location on the map. One can click on a street name in the street index and be zoomed in to that street on the map, which proves to be a very handy navigational tool. One can also click on a business name in the business index and be instantly linked to that business website. The map will simultaneously zoom in to that business location on the map. I have done a bit of test marketing, mostly around Ganges, regarding inclusion on the map and have been met with a very enthusiastic response from the local business and arts community. Please note that charities and non-profit organizations are being listed for free, and public wireless hotspots will also be listed in the bookmarks at no charge as a service to tourists visiting the island.The map will help to promote Salt Spring Island internationally and generate interest in the island itself.If you would like to subscribe to this map and link to it from your site, please feel free to contact me, Kenneth Fersht, at:
I am also open to partial barter or trade if you have a product or service i can make use of.
I welcome your inquires and feedback on the Map of Salt Spring Island.
Please feel free to contribute any ideas, comments and suggestions to email@example.com
If you have a bussiness on "Salt Spring Island" and wish to sponsor mapofsaltspring.com, you can use paypal to sign up. The cost is $80 per year for a star on the map in your location and a listing in the Biz index which links to your web site. $160 per year to get your logo right on the map in your location, or $240 per year for a custom map with only your details on it and you logo exclusively front and center. For an example of a custom version of the map of Salt Spring Island, check http://www.saltspringrealty.com where they are making good use of thiers. If you are in Ganges you will automatically be added to the upcoming high res inset of Ganges also.
>The map is a work in progress and many more features will be added as time goes on. Among the features I am working on:
• a hiking and biking layer with contours and elevations of Salt Spring Island, note that there is excellent mountain biking on the south end of the island, which is quite remote and mountainous. Trials coming very soon now.
• Oceanographic features of Salt Spring for scuba divers and sailors
• Topographic features of Saltspring
• A printable street index of Salt Spring Island, with hyperlinks to zoomed map locations that are referenced to a grid(done)
• Links to fantastic photos and videos of Salt Spring Island
• A link to an IMPROVED version of BC Ferries Schedule that is more user friendly and intuitive, with a sweeter interface that dynamically updates itself based on current data from BC Ferries (done)
• Links to the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce and potential links to "sister" Chambers of Commerce in Japan, Germany, Australia, England, Netherlands, etc. to promote cross tourism.
• A potential link to Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
• A "Salt Spring" Island accommodations index, accommodation on "Salt Spring Island" (currently growing)
• Links to Salt Spring Island weather information (done)
• A link to Salt Spring Island Archives (done)
• Links to and from other fascinating tourist destinations on Vancouver Island and other Gulf islands
• Creating videos of cycling and kayaking treks around SSI and linking to them from the map.
• Time lapse video from all of the mountain tops!
• Interviews with local artists and artisans.
• More photo essays from all of the major and some of the minor gulf islands; check the top left side bar of this page for a couple photo essay links already online.
• Creating or licensing high-resolution insets of Ganges, Vesuvias, and Fulford Villages
• Creating a 'Zen' video of Salt Spring Island with blue herons, eagles, sea otters and tidal pools. Please note that this video could also be imbedded in an optional larger download of the map and could pretty much any multimedia content, such as video of an event at Beaver Hall, classes at the Yoga Center, diving expeditions, kayaking trips, and the weekly Saturday market, etc. This would serve to entice people into visiting the island and would be a fun project to shoot and edit
Hey! Salt Spring Island is a great place to come get fit!!! Hiking, biking, swimming, running, jogging, yoga, thai-chi, chi-kung, qi-gong, massage, nature walks, north-end fitness centre, spin class, karate, aikido, wieght training, personal trainers, and more is all available on Salt Spring Island all year round. Get into shape this spring; no excuses!!!
Salt Spring Web Design and our sister company Kmax Multimedia are a hightly creative and technically advanced design team involved in the creation of original web sites, graphics, logos, photography, pdf and print work, brochures and signage right here on Salt Spring Island. Our work has been used locally and internationaly for film, television, performance, music and corporate videos as well as a wide range of online applications. We create unique, user friendly, clean and functional web sites. Of late, other companies, aware of our prowess in the area of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) have been hiring us to help them gain valuable search engine placement and exposure also. After all, there is no point in having a well functioning web site if people do not see it. Chris Roper, of roperresources.com is our latest success story in the challenging and competitive field of SEO. Experiment with any of chris's key products and see where they appear in the top 10 on google. Every site that we are hired to design is also fully optomized for the major search engines as part of the process. We typically get our clients into the top 10 for their desired key words within a period of two months and we continue to follow through and do what it takes to keep their search engine rankings high and thier sites making money through the year. Note that our map of salt spring island web site, although a relative new comer to the map scene on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, is always number 1 in google for any map related search. We are also in the top 10 for just the phrase Salt Spring Island alone. You can type saltspring or "salt spring". We are still number 1:-) The kind of steady and profitable growth that we have achieved for ourselves, we can and will achieve for you.
Our design philosophy and practice is to present content to the end user within a clean, highly functional and intuitive interface which honors the content itself, drawing from and integrating with elements gleaned from the content itself, the style of the client, and the needs and taste of the intended audience. We are not the star of the show, your message is.
Our portfolio is eclectic and wide ranging, showing a sensitivity to the subject matter being presented, as well as the budget and needs of the individual client. Let's face it, anyone can call them selves a designer these days but certain elements; a sense of balance, composition, color, broad knowledge of science and nature, art and history, design arts, quality of line and attention to fine detail set us fathoms apart in depth from our nearest competitor.
Our Salt Spring Island Web Design & Print Service is gauranteed reliable, on time, and on or under budget.
Kmax is also an Adobe Certified Flash Specialist.
email Kmax for more info about web site design or print work
For more info and examples of our state of the art web site design portfolio, please link to Kmax Multimedia
or call us at 250-537-7086 to speak with a designer.