Fulford Village
   

Fulford is the first stop for the majority of visitors to Salt Spring. The village is located at the south of the island on the edge of Fulford Harbour. The ferry terminal for the Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour (Victoria) run is located here. Although the Village of Ganges is bigger, Fulford has its own distinct charms. Make a point of exploring the area, which has a variety of shops, restaurants and accommodations. The Rock Salt Cafe on the water's edge has recently been honoured by a listing in the prestigious guide "Where to Eat in Canada". Organic coffee and baked goods are available from the fascinating Morning Side Bakery just up the street. The Fulford Pub is just a short distance from the village. A little passed the pub you find two of Salt Spring's fine wineries. If your looking for some interesting shops stop in to Stuff & Nonsense and Jambala, where you find a wide variety of unique items. There are several Bed and Breakfast establishments here as well, should you decide to spend a few days.

 
 

For the outdoor types, Fulford dock and Drummond Park are good launch sites for kayakers to go exploring Russell Island. For the more experienced, Princess Margaret Island has wonderful wilderness campsites accessible to kayakers (sailors as well). Both islands are a part of the Gulf Islands National Park. Not far from town you'll find a wonderful trail which will take you up Reginald Hill to a spectacular view of the harbour with Mount Maxwell in the distance. A little further on you can access the beautiful shoreline trail which takes you around the point. Not to be missed is Ruckle Provincial Park, which is about a fifteen minute drive from Fulford. Burgoyne Bay, another of the islands provincial parks is only about five minutes away from the village by car.

In Fulford Village you'll find restaurants, coffee bars, a gas station, a grocery, bakeries, a post office, a variety of interesting shops and artists studios and of course the ferry terminal, where you pick-up the boat to Swartz Bay (Victoria). Nearby there's the Fulford Pub, two wineries and several Bed & Breakfast establishments.

Fulford Village

  • BC Ferries - Fulford Harbour Terminal, Salt Spring Island
  • Salt Spring Transit (BC Transit) - Look under Regions -> Other -> Salt Spring for info.
  • Canada Post - Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island
  • Jambala - 2915 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Knotty Threads Studio - Fibre Arts & Island Crafts, 111 Morningside Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Patterson's Store - Groceries, Gas, Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island
  • Rock Salt Restaurant & Cafe - 2921 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island
  • Stuff & Nonsense - 2909 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island

 

Salt Spring Island's South End

 

 
   

Getting Here

Fulford can be reached directly from Swartz Bay (Victoria) via BC Ferries. If you arrive on the island through another access point you can reach Fulford by following Fulford Ganges Road south from the Village of Ganges. Salt Spring now has a wonderful local transit service which connects Fulford to Ganges and the two other ferry terminals. At the time of this writing, the bus service doesn't run on Sunday. Alternatively there are two taxi companies on island.

 
 

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