If you’re looking for another gorgeous place to get married in British Columbia, look no further than beautiful Salt Spring Island, located on the Southern Gulf Islands.
Cozily situated along the east side of Vancouver Island, Saltspring Island is about halfway between Nanaimo and Victoria, with the city of Vancouver to the north.
Arbutus Photography offers a wide range of Wedding Photography on Saltspring Island. We now travel to Salt Spring Island with no travel costs. We have family that just bought a beautiful house on Saltspring, and would be more then happy to show you around the Island, and help you on your wedding day.
With a population of over ten thousand, along with plenty of sheep, deer, and sometimes bears, the atmosphere is warm and comforting, without the bustle of the busy cities that are close by. Saltspring Island is a welcoming location for your ceremony, and any wedding photographer in Saltspring Island would love to be a part of your big day.
The population is brimming with the arts, and features a new community hall, Art Spring, that was fundraised by the local community. There is regular live music passing through, and the residents can easily make recommendations for any wedding.
The highlights of the island include the community music events, as well as the available hiking and mountain biking. There are plenty of hiking trails on Salt Spring Island, the most popular are found in Mount Maxwell Park, on Bruce Peak, nearby Mount Tuam, on Mount Erskine, in Peter Arnell Park, and Bryant Hills Park.
There is also a cluster of various trails at Ruckle Park down in the southeast corner of Salt Spring Island. All of these trails are generally flat, without much change in elevation, making them ideal for biking, as well. Just watch the deer on the road!
You may also want to check out Mt. Maxwell, though its official name is Baynes Peak, and also happens to be the second highest point on Salt Spring Island. It is about 595 metres, or 1950 feet, above sea level, with a near vertical drop on one side. You can drive up to the top of Mt. Maxwell, or park at the bottom and work your way up. Both make for spectacular photograph opportunities!
Another gorgeous view is the top of Bruce Peak, those it is interspersed with communications towers. Mt. Baker, which is about 3,050 metres or 10,000 feet, is in the east, and Mt. Rainier, which is about 4392 metres or 14,410 feet, is in the opposite southeast direction. There are many great look outs to choose from; those are just a few of our favorite.
When you visit Saltspring Island, there are also many great places to stay. These are some of our favorites:
This lakeside resort is open year-round, featuring cozy cedar cabins right on the shore of Cusheon Lake. Activities include boating, fishing, swimming, and a short ten minute to great hiking trails. The cottages and chalets are one and two bedroom, with fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and more.
171 Natalie Lane
Located along five acres overlooking the ocean, this secluded cottage let’s you relax, soak in the hot tub, hike in the very closeby network of hiking trails, or dive in the ocean 500 meters away.
144 Sir Echos Way
A self-contained cottage on three private acres, Angel Cottage is a private bed and breakfast that is close to beaches and hiking, in a calm setting, perfect for a quiet get-away.
This west coast home features large picture windows and a sky light, surrounded by natural landscape and gardens on lovely acreage. The open-concept design is luxurious for a couple, and able to sleep up to six.
Just steps from the ocean on the north east coast near Fernwood, the Salt Springs Spa Resort is home to ayurvedic therapies, super-sized hydro-jet tubs in private chalets, a serene atmosphere and pristine beauty of this natural setting ensures peace and tranquility.
Wetherly Inn & Spa is set in 30 acres of private grounds, featuring self-contained cottages or beautifully appointed rooms in the house with en-suite soaker tubs, separate glass showers, fireplaces and private balconies. The guest lounge is a favorite, and the whole inn features wireless internet access throughout. With its beautiful gardens, ponds, waterfalls, heated swimming pool, hot tub and fully-equipped spa with registered therapists on call, it is the ultimate in luxury and relaxation.
Located on 28 secluded acres with views overlooking Trincomali Channel, Galiano Island & the Coast Mountains. This very quiet country estate offers great accommodation in two private suites, and includes organic produce and flowers from local sources. They are also members of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy and are involved in the Greening of Salt Spring accommodations program.
140 Head St.
Also we highly recommend Apple Beachfront Cottages on Saltspring Island
Office (250 412-2321)
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