Thank you for visiting Salt Spring Island, the largest of the beautiful Gulf Islands, nestled between rugged Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. We created this free digital map to help you make the most of your visit and hope you enjoy the wide variety of activities on Salt Spring Island, along with the offerings from our local artists, artisans and businesses. Whether it be a delicious gourmet meal, the weekly Saturday Morning Market, a hike up Mounts Maxwell, Tuam, or Erskine to see the absolutely gorgeous views our island has to offer or some chill out time on the beach, we know your visit to Salt Spring will be an experience that you will always remember. You are free to print one copy of this map for your own personal use. You will also find the best of salt spring island’s accommodations listed upon this map to help you find a place to stay while you are here.
Important Note: Open the PDF Map in Adobe Acrobat, NOT in Preview if you are using an Apple Computer. Preview is just for quickly previewing documents such as photographs and lacks much of the functionality which makes a PDF map a great thing, such as search, good zoom control, and much more. If you open the map in Preview you will not understand how useful a navigational tool this map is. If you load the map into your web browser you can use right click (ctrl-click for Apple)to access zoom and other navigation tools.
Right click or Control-click on the map picture to download the map in PDF format or on the links below for faster downloads and pared down versions of the map for older computers or slower connection speeds. This document is an Adobe PDF file. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This document is compatible with adobe acrobat reader version 6 and later.For optimal use of the map, upgrade your Adobe Acrobat Reader to the latest version.
File size is currently 3.8. meg; download time is approximately 15-60 seconds on adsl, cable, or wi-fi.You only need download the map once and then make sure that you save it to your desktop. I recommend downloading the map once a month or so as it is constantly evolving and improving. This map is the most high resolution and functional map available of Salt Spring Island. To make the most of the map, learn to use adobe acrobat. The zoom (magnifying glass) tool is very handy with this map and there is no loss of resolution when zooming. One may also choose to “print current view” from the print dialog window.
SaltSpring Island (yes, there are two “correct” spellings) has an interesting mix of merchants, farmers, sailors, artists, musicians, writers, artisans, and travelers. World-class accommodations, restaurants and parks make it one of Canada’s top tourist destinations. It is a mecca and often a starting point for sailors and kayakers exploring the gulf islands. Blessed with mild weather, fair seas, breathtaking views and a fertile soil, salt spring is also home to some of the finest wines made in the world. People come from all over the planet to sample our famous blackberry port, which sells out every year. The climate is so mild that palm, kiwi, and olive trees can be grown.
Salt Spring Design and our sister company Kmax Multimedia are a hightly creative and technically advanced design team involved in the creation of original web sites, graphics, logos, photography, pdf and print work, brochures and signage right here on Salt Spring Island. Our work has been used locally and internationaly for film, television, performance, music and corporate videos as well as a wide range of online applications. We create unique, user friendly, clean and functional web sites. Of late, other companies, aware of our prowess in the area of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) have been hiring us to help them gain valuable search engine placement and exposure also. After all, there is no point in having a well functioning web site if people do not see it. We typically get our clients into the top 10 for their desired key words within a period of two months and we continue to follow through and do what it takes to keep their search engine rankings high and thier sites making money through the year.
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