The natural beauty and mild climate of Salt Spring Island and the BC Gulf Islands lends itself to all manner of outdoor recreational activities, like boating, sailing, camping, kayaking, biking, scuba diving, Golfing, hanggliding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, beachcombing, birding watching and wildlife viewing.
Salt Spring Island is the most diverse of the BC Gulf Islands, with the highest peaks and a dozen lakes. St. Mary Lake is the largest, and boasts some of British Columbia’s finest fishing for smallmouth bass, rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. Stowell, Weston, Blackburn, and Cusheon Lakes also provide excellent trout fishing.
The southern Gulf Islands are relatively isolated places, where residents enjoy a bucolic lifestyle. The islands lie in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island, so the weather is more sunny than most of the coastal region.