Getting to SSI  

 
 

Flying to Salt Spring

 

The closest international airports to Salt Spring are Vancouver YVR and Victoria YYJ


Float planes fly from downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Airport, Vancouver Island as well as other locations

Here is the float plane company:

  • http://saltspringair.com

 

 

Ferry to Salt Spring

BC Ferry.jpeg
 

Most people arrive by one of the 3 ferry terminals.

Here is a Southern Gulf Islands schedule link:

  • https://www.bcferries.com/schedules/southern/


From Vancouver:

Take the Tsawassen Terminal.

You have a choice of getting a ferry to Long Harbour or for more frequent sailings, getting the Swarts Bay ferry to Vancouver Island and then taking the Fulford Ferry to Salt Spring Island. (Its cheaper to purchase a through-fare ticket in Tsawassen if you go via Swarts Bay)


From Vancouver Island

The two ferry terminals are Swarts Bay or Crofton

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Getting to the Sanctuary - Directions 

122 Horel Road West

 

Once you have arrived on the island, The Sanctuary is located about midway between Fulford (ferry and a few shops) and Ganges (town), 10 mins car ride from town and about 20 min from ferries. Horel Rd West is off the Fulford-Ganges Rd, (once on Horel Rd read the actual house number rather than rely on GPS.) 

 
 
 

Float Plane Terminal - Ganges

 

Taxi:

  • http://saltspringtaxi.com

 

Bus:

Take Route 2 bus from Ganges to Horel Rd

Ferry Terminal - Long Harbour

(From Tsawassen/Vancouver): 

 

Car:

  1. Long Harbour Rd to end

  2. Left onto Upper Ganges Rd

  3. Left onto Lower Ganges Rd

  4. Right onto (turns into) Fulford-Ganges Rd

  5. Left onto Horel Rd

 

Taxi:

  • http://saltspringtaxi.com

 

Bus:

  1. The bus (Route 4) takes you to Ganges

  2. Take Route 2 bus from Ganges to Horel Rd

Ferry Terminal - Fulford Harbour

(From Swarts Bay/Victoria/Vancouver Island)

 

Car:

  1. Stay on road out of ferry terminal keeping to the left hand side. Fulford - Ganges Rd

  2. Right onto Horel Rd

 

Bus:

Get the bus (Route 2) that will be waiting at the ferry

 

Ferry Terminal - Vesuvius Harbour

(From Crofton/Vancouver Island): 

 

Car:

  1. Vesuvius Bay Rd to end / 4 way stop

  2. Right onto Lower Ganges Rd

  3. Right onto (turns into) Fulford-Ganges Rd

  4. Left onto Horel Rd

 

Taxi:

  • http://saltspringtaxi.com

 

Bus:

  1. The bus (Route 3 and Route 6) takes you to Ganges

  2. Take Route 2 bus from Ganges to Horel Rd

 

 

More Bus Information:

Busses usually line up with the ferry arrivals/departures. 

  1. Walk off the ferry and you will see the bus

  2. Once on the Route 2 bus ask the driver to be dropped off at Horel Road, (the closest official bus stop is Blackburn).

  3. Then walk 2 min up Horel to The Sanctuary driveway

The fare is $2:25 cash (coin payment). Check current fare and schedule here:

  • https://bctransit.com/salt-spring-island/schedules-and-maps