I love visiting Salt Spring Island, it’s one of those unique places where it feels like the world around you stops. Since, I can’t visit every weekend that I wish, I’m happy to find out that one of my favourite places will be bringing artists to Vancouver from Salt Spring for Salt Spring in the City. From March 14-16th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, BC artisans will be displaying and selling their products and services. I normally don’t share about future events happening in Vancouver but this one looks like fun and an opportunity to purchase some unique items.
Nestled in the Strait of Georgia, between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island is the largest and most visited of the Gulf Islands. It is particularly renown for its artisans, ranging from jewelers, to potters, clothing designers, painters, wine-makers, candle-makers, cheese-makers, preserve-makers, woodworkers, sculptors, writers, musicians, and even poets. Their creative talents are influenced and inspired by the island and they have come together to bring that distinct flavour to Vancouver.
This March, Vancouverites will be let in on the secret and have a unique opportunity to discover the best of what the island has to offer in an indoor environment. But Salt Spring in the City is more than just a market, it is an artist-ran collaboration.
When visiting Salt Spring Island, I love going to family owned shops and farms. The local food on the island is delicious and fresh, a separate bag home is often required. Salt Spring Island is a magical place to be and I can’t wait till I return. In the mean time, I’m looking forward to a sample of what the island has to offer when they come to Vancouver.
Date: Friday, March 14, 4:00-9:00PM, Saturday, March 15, 10:00AM to 8:00PM, and on Sunday, March 16, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
Location: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC)
Cost: $2 for adults, and $1 for kids — with all proceeds going to Save-On-Meats’ Sandwich Token Program
For more information check out their website, Salt Spring in the City.
If you would like to read more about a couple of my experiences there, please check out Flying in a float plane, Salt Spring Air and Hastings House – A weekend of luxury on Salt Spring Island.