Luxury is an interesting word. Leafing through luxury home magazines, there are a lot of homes with marble, state of the art kitchens, spa style bathrooms, pool complexes...these are luxurious.
For Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands, although there are estate style properties, the "luxury" label might better apply to intangibles: a sense of space, quiet, privacy, calm.
The natural world has been preserved on the Gulf Islands...the Islands Trust (created in 1974 by the provincial government) is there to "preserve and protect" the environmental beauties of the Gulf Islands, for the benefit of all B.C. residents.
No "big box" stores. No neon signs. A Village that cannot expand its designated boundaries (set in place in 1974). One hotel, one motel, nine resorts, eight Townhome developments...and that's "it".
The Trust was created to preserve the "Park" and growth has been strictly controlled since 1974, via strong zoning/strict bylaws. The Trust is appreciated by islanders.
So: "luxury"...means something different for everyone, but in this always on digital universe we now inhabit, with virtual, meshed, augmented realities, perhaps true luxury is to savour the time tunnel of 1974.
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