Salt Spring Chamber is green accredited by Green Tourism Canada

The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we continue to be Canada’s first Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to become accredited members of Green Tourism Canada. Our “silver” re-accreditation was made official on August 3rd. We are proud to be working within this program to promote Salt Spring Island’s reputation as an eco-friendly destination where business and nature work together in harmony!

Island Diaries featuring Salt Spring Island on Knowledge Network!

Join host Sophie Fouron (from Waterfront Cities of the World) as she travels the globe to discover the unique lifestyles being lived out on islands. From Canada to Japan to Cape Verde, discover what similarities these island communities share, and what sets them apart. Starting on November 2nd, you can watch this great 1-hour episode on Salt Spring Island featuring our dear friend Arvid Chalmers. First the Food Network, now Island Diaries - Exciting!

150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island

We are pleased to announce that the Salt Spring Island community will celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Style! The Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce and the CRD – Salt Spring, with funding support from the Salt Spring Island Foundation, have collaborated to present: 150 Days of Fun on Salt Spring Island!

Announcing: Experience the Southern Gulf Islands

Destination BC and the Southern Gulf Islands are working together in a ground-breaking tourism marketing initiative called “Experience the Southern Gulf Islands”, showcasing our region and inviting visitors to our eco-friendly Islands for outdoor adventure and natural beauty.  The Chambers of Commerce from Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Salt Spring, along with the Saturna Island Tourism [...]

2016-12-06T15:13:08+00:00June 16th, 2016|Chamber News, Front Page News, Media, Press Releases|

Public Invited to the Free Inter-Southern Gulf Island Tour Tour des Iles – June 18 to 21

Visitors and island residents are invited to free inter-island boat shuttles and four days of special events, local music, natural beauty and art displays on Southern Gulf Islands during the inaugural Tour des Isles event June 18 to 21, 2015. Organized by island residents and supported by the Capital Regional District (CRD), the Tour offers [...]

2015-06-10T17:04:35+00:00June 10th, 2015|Press Releases|


As you would expect when it comes to saving the planet, many Salt Spring Island residents drive a hybrid car, ride a bicycle, or simply take public transport. However, a recent count revealed that Salt Spring boasts the highest density of electric vehicle (EV) ownership in the country. In fact, there are three EVs per [...]

2015-04-28T11:56:48+00:00April 28th, 2015|Press Releases|


Highlighting its reputation as an enchanted island community that nurtures artists, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and the Salt Spring Arts Council, are proud to present the first Salt Spring National Art Prize or SSNAP. The competition is open to all Canadian artists, galleries and art groups. This exciting biannual event, scheduled to take place [...]

2015-04-28T11:52:25+00:00April 28th, 2015|Press Releases|