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Don't miss the Round Salt Spring Sailing Race on Victoria Day Holiday


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The Victoria Day Holiday Weekend is coming up...this is a holiday right across Canada, and for many locations is the signal for "the season" to begin.

On Salt Spring Island, it's the annual Round Salt Spring Sailing Race. This well attended race is often seen as a crew shakedown event before the following weekend's annual Swiftsure Race in Victoria. Catch the race from many Island vantage points...love the Spinnaker Run.

The Saturday-Market-in-the-Park, plus gallery showcases, studio tours, farm gate stands, vineyard/winery tastings, cheese maker tour, cidery and craft brewery tastings all make up a delectable tasting adventure...for the palette and the mind. Live music is enjoyed at Treehouse Cafe and at Moby's Pub.

Great restaurants, presenting local fare, plus delicious coffee/tea locations...parks with hiking/walking trails, kayaking, whale watching, indoor pool, beachcombing delights...supernatural Salt Spring Island promises a rediscovery of the "real you".

May in the great Pacific Northwest Coast is a month of flowering forward with calm beauty...enjoy the Gulf Islands and Salt Spring Island.

 

 

How may I help you to discover special Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands?   Call me!

Comment balloon 2 commentsLi Read • May 17 2017 03:52PM
Don't miss the Round Salt Spring Sailing Race on Victoria Day Holiday
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The Victoria Day Holiday Weekend is coming up… this is a holiday right across Canada, and for many locations is the signal for "the season" to begin. On Salt Spring Island, it's the annual Round Salt Spring Sailing Race. This well… more
The "season" begins… on Salt Spring Island. Enjoy!
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