How to Get Here
Salt Spring Island is located in the sheltered waters of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, off the west coast of Canada.
Because of its close proximity to Vancouver Island, Salt Spring is the most accessible of the chain of BC Gulf Islands, with the most frequent ferry sailings on the three routes of the three ferry terminals.
Travel By Air
Salt Spring Island is served by Harbour Air Seaplanes, which links the harbour in the village of Ganges to Vancouver and Seattle.
Harbour Air is located in Ganges, the main town on Salt Spring Island. It has frequent service between the Lower Mainland and the Islands: South Vancouver (YVR), Downtown Vancouver (Vancouver Harbour), many other Gulf Islands and Pat Bay and Maple Bay on Vancouver Island.
Travel by Boat
Gulf Islands Water Taxi is also located in the main town of Ganges on Salt Spring Island. It serves a unique island culture that still relies on water taxis and services for its essential services. They transport visitors and residents, including groups of cyclists, kayakers, hikers and birders.
Travel by BC Ferry
- BC Ferries operates a scheduled ferry service for car and foot passengers from Tsawassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria) to Salt Spring Island
- Sailing times range from 35 minutes to 3 hours
- Reservations are highly recommended
Directions to Lightwater Cove, coming by car from Ganges
Follow Fulford Ganges Rd, Cushion Lake Rd and Stewart Rd to Beaver Point Rd.
Continue on Beaver Point Road to King Rd.
Turn right on King Rd.
Destination is at the end of King Rd on the left.
Directions to Lightwater Cove, coming by car from Fulford
Head northwest on Fulford Ganges Road towards Beaver Point Rd. Fulford Ganges Rd turns slightly right and becomes Beaver Point Rd.
Turn right onto King Rd.
Destination will be on the left, at the end of King Rd.