Getting To Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island is situated approximately 55 km (30 miles) southwest of Vancouver and 30 km (18 miles) north of Victoria, BC’s capital city. Seattle, Washington is 160 km (100 miles) to the southeast.

To reach Salt Spring, several forms of water and air transportation are available from points on Vancouver Island, the BC Mainland and Washington State.


Getting to Salt Spring by Water

B.C. Ferries – Tel: (888) 223-3779 or (250) 386-3431. Three (3) ferry routes serve Salt Spring:
Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Long Harbour, Salt Spring Island, OR Swartz Bay (Victoria) to Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island OR Crofton on Vancouver Island to Vesuvius Bay, Salt Spring Island. Check online schedules at

Getting to the Gulf Islands by Water

Washington State Ferries – Tel: (888) 808-7977 or (206) 464-6400 or (250) 381-1551
Anacortes, WA to Sidney, BC (just north of Victoria)

Victoria Clipper/ Princess Marguerite – Tel: (800) 888-2535 or (206) 448-5000 or (250) 382-8100
Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC

Black Ball Transport (Coho Ferry) – Tel: (360) 457-4491 or (250) 386-2202
Port Angeles, WA (Olympic Peninsula) to Victoria, BC

Getting to Salt Spring by Sea Plane



Harbour Air Seaplanes
Vancouver, BC to Salt Spring
Flight time: 30 minutes
Tel: (800) 665-0212


Seair Seaplanes Vancouver, BC to Salt Spring Flight time: 30 minutes Tel: (800) 447-3247 (800) 447-3247 FREE

Kenmore Air Seaplanes
Seattle, WA to Salt Spring
Flight time: 55 minutes
Tel: (800) 543-9595 or (425) 486-1257


Driving Directions on-island

From Ganges Village, go south out of town (toward Fulford Harbour), up Ganges Hill, Alders Avenue is first left up the hill, approximately 300 meters from town. Follow signs to driveway, third house on left.

From Fulford, as you approach Ganges Village (speed limit reduces to 50 km), look for accommodation sign on main road and turn right on Alders Avenue (toward Ganges Harbour). Follow signs to driveway, third house on left.

Note: Phone ahead and Alders Plantation personnel will meet your seaplane or private yacht in Ganges Harbour and provide complimentary transportation to the Plantation.


On Island

Car rentals are available in Ganges at SS Car & Scooter Rentals.

Phone: (250) 537-3122

E-mail Alders Plantation for more information or to make a reservation