Salt Spring in the City

Comments 102 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Salt Spring in the City returns to Vancouver, bringing the essence and vibrance of a very special Gulf Island to Main Street for one exclusive weekend.


It’s had a special place in our hearts for years and recently Salt Spring Island was named in the New York Times, “52 Places to Go in 2016”, and described as a place where, “Winding roads lead from farms and wineries to cheeseries, breweries and artists’ studios.” Now the charm and character of its artisans are coming back to Vancouver for the 3rd Annual Salt Spring in the City from March 4th to 6th at Heritage Hall.

Salt Spring Island

Voted one of the “World’s Best Islands” by Condé Nast Traveller and “Canada’s Coolest Island” by the Washington Post, Salt Spring is an artist colony of only 10,000 people situated off the coast of Vancouver, accessible by float plane and ferry.

John and I first ventured here almost a decade ago and we’ll be returning for our 10 year wedding anniversary (attempting to stay a whole week at a secluded B&B) because it’s just such a special place. Sheep in pastures, rainforest ferns in gullies, rocky shores, artisans down every road, and farm-to-table goodness served up at local restaurants and pubs with live music.

I am thrilled to once again sponsor Salt Spring in the City, where the magic of this Gulf island will appear in Vancouver over a weekend.

Salt Spring in the City

  • Venue: Heritage Hall, at 15th & Main Street
  • Dates and times:
    Friday, March 4, 2016: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday, March 5, 2016: 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 6, 2016: 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Admission: Salt Spring in the City admission is $4 for adults, and free for kids 13 and under. Visitors to the show will have a unique opportunity to discover the best of what the island has to offer, as well as win an exciting array of prizes. The first 25 people through the door each day receive a gift of Salt Spring Island goodies.
  • Over thirty vendors have been invited with strict criteria for inclusion meaning the product must be designed, and produced on Salt Spring Island. The Vancouver showcase includes food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and crafts, and a sense of nostalgia for the West Coast’s homesteading practices.

    Once you enter Heritage Hall you’ll also leave behind the City and enter into a magical place where Salt Spring’s notable artisans will charm you with their character and top-notch wares. Discover the fashions of Cherry Blossom Eco Clothing or pick up a fabric fob from the man quilter, the Quilted Prince. Try a sample of Salt Spring Cheese while you explore the artwork of abstract painter Zandra Stratford. You’ll also enjoy trying Moonshine Mama’s Elixirs, and small batch preserves both savoury and sweet from Salt Spring Kitchen Co., just to name a few.

    Win a Prize pack

    As the exclusive Social Media Sponsor of Salt Spring in the City, I have a beautiful gift basket of coveted Salt Spring Island artisanal gems, valued at over $200, to give away to one lucky reader.

    The prize includes:


    Here’s how you can enter to win:

    Visit @saltspringncity March 4-6 at Heritage Hall to discover the flavours of #SaltSpring #ssinthecity @Miss604


    RT to enter to win a @saltspringncity prize pack from @Miss604 #SaltSpring #ssinthecity

    Of course the winner will also get two ticket to Salt Spring in the City so they can check out the event and pick up their prize pack. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Follow Salt Spring in the City on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

    Update The winner is Niki Aston!

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102 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. daliThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:28pm PST

    salt spring kitchen company is awesomeeeee!!!

  2. MayaThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:37pm PST

    I agree! Salt Spring Kitchen Company is great!

  3. KamThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:46pm PST

    I like Salt Spring Island Cheese!

  4. rayThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:47pm PST

    Salt Spring Sea Salt – had their smoked salt at Edible Canada on Granville Island. I got a free sampler from them. I have been buying it ever since. Great on fish, avacodos and steamed veggies (asparagus). Gotta try some of other flavours!

  5. Teresa KThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:57pm PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese

  6. kayThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:58pm PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese

  7. Tina L.Thursday, February 18th, 2016 — 9:59pm PST

    I like Salt Spring Cheese

  8. ShelleyThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:18pm PST

    Make Cheese

  9. Linda WilliamsThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:20pm PST

    salt spring kitchen company is wonderful and I am now following u on twitter and instagram

  10. RyanThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:32pm PST

    Salt Spring kitchen company!!

  11. Leanne SThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:36pm PST

    I love the Monsoon Coast spice mixes

  12. Pat BThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:39pm PST

    Salt Spring Kitchen Company

  13. JenThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:40pm PST

    Salt Soring Tweed makes beautiful stuff…my mom bought one of her bags and it’s lovely!

  14. SusanThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:42pm PST

    Cutie Pies sounds good!

  15. MaryThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 10:43pm PST

    My favourite vendor is garden faire! Such a breathtaking place.

  16. EvelynThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 11:15pm PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese!!!

  17. DougThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 11:26pm PST

    I like Salt Spring Island Cheese

  18. Tiffany akinsThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 11:35pm PST


  19. KittyPrideThursday, February 18th, 2016 — 11:41pm PST

    Hart and stone jewellers.

  20. KarenFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 12:25am PST

    Island Soap Company!

  21. PaulineFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 1:14am PST

    I’m a big “Cheesehead”. Hope I said that right! So I’m also a big fan of the Saltspring Island Cheese!

  22. TowelyFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 2:08am PST

    The Quilted Prince.

  23. LindaFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 4:08am PST

    Salt Spring Cheese

  24. MichelleFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 6:49am PST

    I hope I can attend this year, especially for the cheese (Make Cheese, Salt Spring Cheese).

  25. LindsayFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 8:37am PST

    I love Saltspring cheese!

  26. AlexFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 8:51am PST

    Salt Spring Cheese is great

  27. sanazFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 10:04am PST

    Salt Spring Kitchen Company

  28. JenFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 10:09am PST

    Cutie Pies !

  29. janFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 10:09am PST

    Thrive Lifestyle

  30. lindseyFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 10:15am PST

    Salt spring island cheese

  31. Linda WebsterFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 11:53am PST

    Island Soap Company. I love their olive oil soaps.

  32. RonnieFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 12:16pm PST

    Salt spring island cheese

  33. Tammy HFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 1:57pm PST

    Mistaken Identity Vineyards is awesome!

  34. LisaFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 3:05pm PST

    Salt Spring Tweed’s products look fabulous!

  35. KimFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 5:38pm PST

    Cherry Blossom!!

  36. FengFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 5:43pm PST

    Salt Spring Artisan Vinegar

  37. IainFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 7:00pm PST

    Make Cheese

  38. yvonneFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 7:27pm PST

    Excited about the Quilted Prince!

  39. adamFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 7:30pm PST

    Salt Spring Cheese.

  40. Lucie BFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 7:55pm PST

    Salt Spring Cheese!

  41. JenFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 10:24pm PST

    Moonshine Mama’s Elixir!!!

  42. Virginia LFriday, February 19th, 2016 — 11:57pm PST

    Love the truffle cheese from Salt Spring Island Cheese.

  43. LauraSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 5:15am PST

    Cutie Pies!

  44. Souzan RezaiSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 8:56am PST

    Amazing! Cherry Blossom designs gets my vote!

  45. StephanieSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 9:20am PST

    Moonshine mamas and their amazing elixirs!!!

  46. jadeSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 10:11am PST

    Moonshine Mamas !

  47. Elyse GouletSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 10:33am PST

    Salt Spring Cheese!! yummy!

  48. Eileen H.Saturday, February 20th, 2016 — 10:35am PST

    I visited Salt Spring 20 years ago and loved the vibe. Cutie Pies sounds delish.

  49. KevinSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 11:34am PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese

  50. Ariel CSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 2:34pm PST

    salt spring island cheese!

  51. AdamSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 2:35pm PST

    cutie pies

  52. KristySaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 3:02pm PST

    Salt Spring Wild Cider.

  53. caroline m.Saturday, February 20th, 2016 — 3:17pm PST


  54. caroline m.Saturday, February 20th, 2016 — 3:18pm PST

    My favourite vendor is Salt Spring Kitchen Company

  55. Lisa GSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 4:24pm PST

    I would like to check out Bling Squared…they look like they will be my fav for sure!

  56. Lynne Kjeldsen-TrotterSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 4:33pm PST

    Salt Soring Island Cheese!!
    Would be a fun and fabulous prize?

  57. Lynne Kjeldsen-TrotterSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 4:34pm PST

    I hit o not p
    Salt spring island cheese?

  58. AimeeSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 6:00pm PST

    Moonshine Mama’s

  59. lucSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 6:10pm PST

    Salt Spring Wild Cider

  60. TracySaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 6:40pm PST

    Erin Morris Ceramics has some neat stuff

  61. MandySaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 7:55pm PST

    I’m a fan of cheese, so I’ll have to say the Salt Spring Island Cheese.

  62. CarolSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 8:48pm PST

    Two Monkeys Design.

  63. Jen M.Saturday, February 20th, 2016 — 9:39pm PST

    How can you not love a business called, “Moonshine Mama’s Elixirs & Tonics”!

  64. susannahSaturday, February 20th, 2016 — 11:21pm PST

    Salt Spring Kitchen Company! Love their Onion and Thyme Jam :0

  65. ElizabethSunday, February 21st, 2016 — 9:51am PST

    End of her rope

  66. StephanieSunday, February 21st, 2016 — 9:13pm PST

    End of her rope!

  67. EileenSunday, February 21st, 2016 — 10:32pm PST

    Heavy Meadow

  68. MikeMonday, February 22nd, 2016 — 11:10am PST

    Salt spring kitchen company

  69. trevorMonday, February 22nd, 2016 — 1:56pm PST

    Salt spring cheese!

  70. EmiliaMonday, February 22nd, 2016 — 8:30pm PST

    Cherry Blossom Fashion

  71. SonjaMonday, February 22nd, 2016 — 9:25pm PST

    Love Monster Lab toys, so creative! My daughter loves them

  72. JasonTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 12:39am PST

    Salt spring kitchen company

  73. MichaelTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 9:49am PST

    Salt Spring Wild Cider!!!

  74. JeanneTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 10:32am PST

    Salt Spring Kitchen company

  75. Janet Y.J. KongTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 1:50pm PST

    Saltspring Kitchen Co. – love their jalapeno jam! / Tagged a friend on Facebook post / Posted on Twitter

  76. Chad NehringTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 6:03pm PST

    Make Cheese!

  77. KaTuesday, February 23rd, 2016 — 10:59pm PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese is my fave!

  78. MarkWednesday, February 24th, 2016 — 8:01am PST


  79. JocelynWednesday, February 24th, 2016 — 9:31am PST

    Love Island Soap Company.

  80. HollyWednesday, February 24th, 2016 — 9:52am PST

    Love End of Her Rope!

  81. TonyWednesday, February 24th, 2016 — 4:34pm PST

    Salt Spring Island Cheese

  82. RItaThursday, February 25th, 2016 — 6:11am PST

    Salt Spring Tweed

  83. Linda HThursday, February 25th, 2016 — 8:14am PST

    Island soap company
    Wow, this is an awesome gift basket!

  84. Linda HThursday, February 25th, 2016 — 8:14am PST

    Island Soap Company

  85. Andy C.Thursday, February 25th, 2016 — 9:23am PST

    I’m a sucker for good jams – Salt Spring Kitchen Company

  86. NicoleThursday, February 25th, 2016 — 1:17pm PST

    Moonshine Mama’s Elixirs & Tonics! <3

  87. MelissaThursday, February 25th, 2016 — 10:26pm PST

    End of her rope is my fav!! I have two of her lovely headbands!!

  88. WinnieFriday, February 26th, 2016 — 2:26am PST

    Salt Spring Island Candle company 🙂

  89. valerieFriday, February 26th, 2016 — 12:13pm PST

    Salt Spring Cheese. So yummy!

  90. Bonnie RFriday, February 26th, 2016 — 1:10pm PST

    Julie Mackinnon Ceramics

  91. MaryanneFriday, February 26th, 2016 — 7:58pm PST

    Island soap company!

  92. DannySaturday, February 27th, 2016 — 9:05am PST

    I like Salt Spring Island Cheese!

  93. SylviaSaturday, February 27th, 2016 — 9:59am PST

    I like SeaChange Seafood.

  94. WilmaSaturday, February 27th, 2016 — 10:14pm PST

    We love SaltSpring Island Cheese!

  95. KaySunday, February 28th, 2016 — 1:46am PST

    Salt Spring Kitchen Company

  96. JonSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 7:18am PST

    I love Julie Mackinnon Ceramics. Beautiful stuff.

  97. lindaSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 8:17am PST

    Salt Spring Island Tourism – Travel

  98. Amanda FriesenSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 9:13am PST

    What a great prize pack! I love Dom’s!

  99. KevinSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 11:00am PST

    Cherry Blossom

  100. PeggySunday, February 28th, 2016 — 11:17am PST

    Lan’s Hands Pottery

  101. lynne belangerSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 2:45pm PST

    sea air and wine and cheewe

  102. NeenaSunday, February 28th, 2016 — 7:32pm PST

    Salt spring island cheese co

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