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Can you visit Salt Spring Island without a car?

July 11, 2024 | Local

Absolutely, you can visit Salt Spring Island without a car! This beautiful island in British Columbia offers various transportation options for car-free visitors, ensuring that you can explore its charm and beauty even if you’re not behind the wheel. Whether you’re planning a peaceful retreat at Lightwater Cove…

New Thermal Mineral Pools on Salt Spring Island

June 14, 2024 | Wellness

Imagine soaking in a thermal mineral pool, with the Pacific Ocean stretching endlessly before you, the sun setting in a brilliant display of colors. Welcome to Lightwater Cove, the jewel of Salt Spring Island, nestled on a heritage organic farm and surrounded by a blossoming orchard. They are…

Lettuce grown at Lightwater Cove Farm

Mid-Spring at Lightwater Cove

May 28, 2024 | Farm

A time of rains and sun rays combined, mid-spring on the land becomes a dance. Days on the farm during this temperamental season are not determined by preconceived plans. Each morning consists of pirouetting around what the earth asks for and what the seedlings say. The soil’s temperatures, moisture levels…

Discover Lightwater Cove’s Farm Stand

May 16, 2024 | Farm, Local

Are you ready to shop for farm-to-fork produce? Look no further than Lightwater Cove’s farm stand, where nature’s bounty awaits your discovery! Nestled in the serene landscapes of Salt Spring Island, our farm stand is a treasure trove of freshly harvested produce, straight from our onsite farm, berry…

Ocean View at Lightwater Cove

Wellness Benefits Of Cold Water Exposure

April 18, 2024 | Wellness

At Lightwater Cove, nestled amidst the serene beauty of Salt Spring Island, we believe in embracing the elements and immersing ourselves in the natural wonders that surround us. With our private pocket beach just steps away, cold water swimming has become a cherished activity for many of our…

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Wellness Spa on Salt Spring Island

March 22, 2024 | Wellness

Looking for a rejuvenating island retreat? Look no further than Lightwater Natural Wellness Spa on Salt Spring Island. We’re excited to announce our expanded list of treatments at Lightwater Natural Wellness Spa. Our focus is on releasing, restoring, and rejuvenating your body and…

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Your Ultimate Guide to a Wellness Weekend at Lightwater Cove

September 21, 2023 | Wellness

Wellness is the name of the game on Salt Spring Island. It’s everything from the pace we lead our lives, the spectacular surrounding ocean and forested environment, and the activities we encourage our guests to take part in. Lightwater Cove is nestled far away from the fast paced,…

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Explore Salt Spring Island’s Unique Attractions During Your Stay at Lightwater Cove

September 14, 2023 | Local

It’s easy to think that the list of attractions at a remote island such as Salt Spring would be minimal. The reality is that the island is packed with local gems, guaranteed to keep you engaged with the world outside Lightwater Cove. In this post, we’ve combined a…

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Experience Salt Spring Island’s Natural Wonders: Outdoor Adventures at Lightwater Cove

September 7, 2023 | Local

Outdoor adventures are plentiful on Salt Spring Island, whether it’s setting out on the pristine waterways, walking beach and forest trails, or simply admiring nature. Staying at Lightwater Cove is the perfect jumping off point to take full advantage. We are ideally situated and have an abundance of…

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Escape the City Hustle: Discover a Slower Pace of Life on Salt Spring Island at Lightwater Cove

August 30, 2023 | Wellness

Many of us in North America are constantly exposed to the busy, loud, smelly, and pressure cooker environments of urban settings. City life is considered such a normal part of our modern lifestyle, that we often don’t realize how out of balance we are. Traveling to…

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Embrace Salt Spring Island’s Eco Scene: Organic farms and Wellness Experiences at Lightwater Cove

August 24, 2023 | Farm, Wellness

It’s easy to think that a Gulf island such as Salt Spring wouldn’t have such a vibrant organic farming and a wellness scene. Yet the opposite is true. With an extensive farming history due to the island’s diverse environment and ideal climate, Salt Spring has been referred to…

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A Taste of Salt Spring Island: Savour the Flavours of the Pacific Northwest at Lightwater Cove

August 17, 2023 | Dining

No trip to Salt Spring Island is complete without indulging in our culinary offerings. Our island definitely does not disappoint! Whether you are in the mood for traditional Pacific Northwest, European, vegan, cheese focused, or comforting pub favourites, we have you covered. Even though there’s no restaurant at…

Beginnings, Ponds, Rivers, Falls and Retaining Walls

May 30, 2022 | Sustainability

Water is life. But while everything living on Earth depends on it, as residents in a particular geography we don’t often give much thought to our local sources of water—at least until there’s a shortage.   On Salt Spring Island, we are subject to a boom-bust…

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Preservation of the Point

May 30, 2022 | Wellness

At the most southern part of the Lightwater Cove’s expansive and beautiful property lies a piece of land that protrudes out into a sometimes gentle, and sometimes wild ocean. This range of wildlife, beautiful and natural plant life and hidden veins of quartz crystal all lead out…

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Exploring Local Markets On Salt Spring

June 29, 2022 | Local, Sustainability

If you’re visiting Salt Spring, it’s hard to miss the colorful stalls of the many farmers’ markets that take place year-round.  Whether you’re coming to visit the island in May or December, you can be sure there will be fresh…

Farm To Table Experience

August 25, 2022 | Farm, Sustainability

Farm To Table Experience In the world we live in today, there’s something special about eating food that is grown naturally and locally. Organic farming brings together the best practices of tradition, community, and sustainability in an often overwhelming world. The increasingly more popular practice…

Meditation For Wellbeing

July 24, 2022 | Wellness

Meditation has been practiced as a practice for thousands of years. It has been used as a way to connect with the divine, and as a way to reduce stress and anxiety.  In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, everyone is feeling the strain. Finding a way…

Organic Farming At Its Best

April 29, 2024 | Farm, Sustainability

Organic Farming At Its Best Organic farming is a method of farming that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, in a way that doesn’t use toxic pesticides and fertilizers in operations. Several factors have attributed to the increased popularity of organic farming,…

Sustainability and Best Practices

July 25, 2022 | Sustainability

Sustainable living is a way of life that aims to reduce your carbon footprint, through reducing, reusing, recycling, and conserving. There are many ways you can incorporate sustainable living into your life. These include utilizing more sustainable household technology, practicing green transportation, buying eco-friendly household products, and…