Is there cell service on Salt Spring Island?

Asked By: Kouider Ochotorena | Last Updated: 24th June, 2020
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The area code for Salt Spring is (250) -- same as Vancouver Island. Cell phone coverage is spotty on the island. Telus provides the best coverage on the island. Rogers provides some coverage on their GSM network.

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Then, how do you get around Salt Spring Island?

Salt Spring Transit (Bus Service) Operated by Ganges Faerie Minishuttle, the Salt Spring Island Transit bus system just keeps growing! It serves all three ferry terminals on every day of the year except Christmas and New Year's Day. Our buses have bike-racks that carry up to 2 bicycles on the front.

Similarly, is Salt Spring Island worth visiting? The scenery alone makes traveling to Salt Spring Island worth the trip. It is the most accessible of the Gulf Islands whether coming from Vancouver, Victoria, northern Vancouver Island or Seattle. Though it is an island, Salt Spring is relatively simple to get to – once you have a plan!

Also Know, is there Uber on Salt Spring Island?

Uber in Salt Spring Island, BC. When you look up the fare estimates for Uber in Salt Spring Island, Capital, British Columbia, Canada - it looks fairly familiar. There is a base fare, a charge per mile and a charge per minute.

What celebrities live on Salt Spring Island?

Notable residents

  • Michael Ableman – author, organic farmer.
  • Don Arney - inventor.
  • Randy Bachman – musician, songwriter, and CBC personality.
  • Nick Bantock – author and artist (former resident of Salt Spring Island)
  • Robert Bateman – wildlife artist.
  • Arthur Black – CBC personality and humourist, (died)

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What ferry do you take to get to Salt Spring Island?

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The most common way to get to Salt Spring Island is by BC Ferries [10]. There are 3 separate routes that serve Salt Spring Island. The ferry from Swartz Bay (1/2 hour drive North of Victoria) to Fulford Harbour runs about every 2 hours from 7AM to 9PM.

Do you need a car to visit Salt Spring Island?

Visit Salt Spring without a car. Salt Spring Island is a fabulous place, and with just two major commercial centres – Fulford Harbour and Ganges – it's easy to visit even if you do not bring the car. Plus it's very inexpensive, with the walk-on ferry fare just $12.60 return for adults ($6.30 for those 5 to 11).

Where do you get the ferry to Salt Spring Island?

  • Via Victoria on Vancouver Island. Departs BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal and sails to Fulford Harbour at Salt Spring's south end.
  • Via Vancouver and the BC mainland.
  • Via Duncan (south of Nanaimo) on Vancouver Island.

Is there a ferry from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island?

Salt Spring Island is served by BC Ferries at 3 ferry terminals. If you're coming from the Victoria area on Vancouver Island. It's also possible to come from mainland Vancouver by getting a BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, then catching a BC Ferry to Salt Spring.

How do you get from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island. However, you can take the taxi to Vancouver, take the ferry to Victoria, then take the ferry to Fulford Harbour.

How long is the ferry from Victoria to Salt Spring Island?

How long does it take to get from Victoria to Saltspring Island? It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Victoria to Saltspring Island, including transfers.

How do I get from Nanaimo to Salt Spring Island?

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Saltspring Island. However, you can take the car ferry to Tsawwassen, take the walk to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, then take the car ferry to Mayne Island.

Why is it called Salt Spring Island?

The island became known as Salt Spring because of the North End salt springs which exist today. The Village of Ganges was named after HMS Ganges, a Royal Navy Battleship launched in 1821 which visited Salt Spring Island (Admiral Island at the time) between 1823 and 1861 conducting land surveys.

Is Salt Spring Island a good place to live?

Living on Salt Spring Island. I know it is a cliche, but there is something here for everyone. Spectacular natural beauty, culture, a great arts community, excellent schools and a host of activities to keep everyone busy; from Yoga to Kayaking and everything in between.

How do I get from Victoria airport to Salt Spring?

There is no direct connection from Victoria Airport (YYJ) to Salt Spring Island. However, you can take the taxi to Swartz Bay then take the car ferry to Mayne Island.

How do you get to Galiano Island from Vancouver Island?

There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Galiano Island by bus, car ferry, car, plane or taxi
  1. Take the line 620 bus from Bridgeport Station @ Bay 12 to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal @ Bay 1 620.
  2. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano Island Tsawwassen.

How do I get to Mayne Island?

By Ferry. Traveling by ferry is part of experiencing island life. BC Ferries provides regular scheduled car/passenger service to Mayne Island year round. The island is a scenic 60 minutes from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and 50 minutes from Victoria (Swartz Bay) on Vancouver Island.

Where do celebrities stay in Vancouver?

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  • The Metropolitan. The Metropolitan. See rates on TripAdvisor.