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Beautifully situated campsites in an old growth forest connecting to the 'off leash' Mouat Park Trails, just a 10-minute walk to all the amenities in downtown Ganges. All the walk-in tent sites and the camper/RV sites have fire rings. The water throughout the campground is good for drinking and there are water and electric hook-ups in the camper/RV sites. We are well supervised, and we welcome both children and camping friendly dogs.
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"Salt Spring's Best Private Campground."
-Exploring the Best Magazine
On the left, just a 2-3 min. drive from town on Rainbow Rd, at the foot of Atkins Rd. The front of the property is a Perennial Display Nursery.
The coolest hot shower I've ever seen!
The only campground in town!
Campers havin' fun on SaltSpring Island!
Open year round!
Serving the world for ten years!
Enjoy a beautiful walk to town, through the Mouat Park trails, which connect directly to our campground.
For information on all of our Parks and Trail maps go to www.crd.bc.ca/ssiparc/.
And we are just a block away from the fairgrounds, where the annual, 100+ year old Fall Fair is held each September.
...to transportation, things to do and see while on Salt Spring Island.
Gulf Islands Driftwood weekly newspaper. Coverage of local news as well as 7 day events calendar.
Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce - Discover an island paradise... Salt Spring Island, BC
Rainbow Road Indoor Pool - Admission fees, opening times and special programs - Phone 250-537-1402
BC Ferries Schedule - Look up Salt Spring Island and choose your point of arrival: Vesuvius, Fulford or Long Harbour
Salt Spring Air, HarbourAir and SeaAir: If you choose to fly in, there are three airlines offering float plane service to the island.
Bus Service - operates between ferry terminals and Ganges, and around the village of Ganges... with a bike carrier
L'Orenda Sailing Charters - Cruise the beautiful Gulf Islands onboard a classic North Sea gaff-rigged yawl
Island Escapades - Eco-adventures in the Gulf Islands since 1991. Two hour to full day kayak tours for novices and experienced paddlers. Kayaking, sailing, adventure camps for youth, adult expeditions and rentals. Nominated 'Tourism business of the year' in 2011.
"I challenge all you home-bodies to check out this campground and let your senses feel what nature can do for the soul!"
"It’s very ‘zen’."
Bill Nash, Salt Spring Island
"The many secluded tent sites are great for bicycle tourers, and you can leave your cars at the ferries!"
"What a wonderful gift to the world! Thank you."
"Beautiful, quiet campground."
Morton & Julia, Norway
"The most beautiful, private campground that we've ever been to! Keep it up!"
Chad & Candice Granger, AB
"Thank you for this 'FOREST RETREAT.'"
"2nd time here. Excited to be back."
Lindsey & Theresa, Edmonton, AB
"A grand spot. Very ‘homey’."
"A little piece of heaven."
David & Jim Paige, Victoria, BC
"A nice jewel of a campground."
"A real ‘groovy’ place."
"A relaxed, chilled out place. Thanks."
Marzeu & Marxen, Germany
Kevin, North Van.,BC
"Accommodating people & beautiful place!"
Karen, Jason & Kevin, Western Canada Wilderness Committee
"Ah, shade! Sweet…"
Kellie Betts, Dawson Creek., BC
"Always a good time!"
Ananda Relph, Errington, BC
"Amazing time, everyone is so helpful, especially Bill, the campground host."
Tracy Walker, Burnaby, BC
"Amazing. So beautiful. Thank you."
Stephen, North Van
"An Oasis for a bike tourer."
G. Borgstrom, Onanole, Manitoba
"Beautiful campsites in the towering trees!!"
Gord & Naureen & Anna, Pender Is., BC
"Beautiful Island- Ireland with Sunshine!"
Des Kerr, N. Ireland
"Beautiful place. Kid & pet friendly."
"Best outhouse I’ve ever seen! Very nice places."
Peter Pardell, Victoria, BC
"Clean campground, cool and shady."
Alan Rohr, Port Coquitlam, BC
"Close to everything, but far enough away to feel the forest."
Michael & Matthew
"Cool sites. Great place to listen to the birds and read. Thanks."
Susanne, Rocky Rapids, AB
"Creative and eclectic gardens. Nicest outhouse in Canada!"
Nick Phelps & Benny Martin, Montreal, QC
"Don’t ever change a thing. Keep it unique & abundance will follow. This is a magical place."
Phillip Tafler, Nanaimo, BC
"Don’t want to leave."
Steve Sully, Errington, BC
"Fantastic. After a night in a bed, the ground is good."
The Fishers, Kamloops, BC
"Garden Faire is a feast for the senses! Nourishment in every way, especially the magical trails and the wise ole trees! Many thanks and I’ll see you again soon."
"Georgeous place. Very welcoming!"
Anna Czolpinski, Victoria, BC
"Glad you are here."
Big Ol’ Bad Ass Bob (the cattle rustler), Texas
"Good to be here. Thanks for the lovely stay. Very unique."
"Great place to stay. Very central."
Adam Miller-Warrnambool, Australia
"Great to stay in a tended environment."
Art Collier, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
"Heaven on Earth!"
"Hi Dad & Shirley. We’re having fun. Thanks."
Love Ananda, Jacob & Karen, Parksville & Victoria
"I haven’t been here for 2 yrs. You are inspired. My God. Beautiful!"
Carol Almero-Belleville, Washington
"I love this place to death! Friendly and close!"
The Tacoma Wheelmen Bicycle Club
"If I were a fairy, I’d want to live here!"
"It’s great to hear the owls."
Amy Hill, Barrie, Ontario
"It’s like Nova Scotia, but opposite.Nova Scotia."
"Kind staff. Comfortable sites."
Kelly & Gavin, Victoria
"Left, checked out other options, came back!"
Java, Slocan Valley, BC
"Long life to this campground!"
Christine Poirier, Quebec
"Lovely, will highly recommend."
Tom, Janet, Baby Emma & Rosie the Lab, Seattle, Washington
"Merci. Emerveillement. Muchas Gracias!"
"Mmmm so sweet. Beautiful, Magical & full of fairies."
"Nice campsite on our way to South Argentina by bike. Thanks."
Sara & Sebastien, France
"Nice gardens. Tears of happiness for the complete beauty, trust and ‘realness’ in your space."
Celine, Dianna & Marc, Toronto, Ont
"Nice private sites, nice place to relax."
Don & Sheila, Qualicum Beach, BC
"Nice, calm & beautiful sites. One of the best I’ve seen so far. Thank you."
Christine – Montreal, QC
"Nice, Nice place! Oh happy day!"
Marilyn Jensen, Wales
"Oh, My, God!!"
Shaunn McMow, Salmon Arm, BC
"One of the ‘coolest’ campgrounds I’ve ever seen"
"Perfect for cyclists!"
Diana & Rob
"Perfect site and friendly environment. Keep up the good work!"
Owen & Greg Moore, High River, AB
"Private, quiet, a ‘roof of foliage’. Beautiful."
Natasha Vandenberg, Van
"Pure nature! Thanks very much."
Johanna & Mattias
"Really confident place. Looks like a good way of thinking. Another world is possible!"
Valerie & Claudia
"Shirley, thank you for being such a good hostess. We’ll definitely give you a call if we camp on Saltspring Island again. Hope you enjoy the cookies!"
2nd New-West Pathfinders
"Super cute place!"
Julie, Kitsiland, BC
Patrick McCoubrey, Van., BC
"Thank heavens for the shade of the trees."
Emma & Toby, UK
"Thanks a bunch. I love this place. It’s spiritual."
"Thanks for maintaining this wonderful place and providing a nice ‘home for travellers."
"Thanks for providing a sweet oasis. We love the outhouse and trail to town."
Sarah & Alice Kennedy, Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA
"Thanks for sharing the beauty."
"Thanks so much. Biking to Mexico!"
Andrew Bass, Houston, Texas
"Thanks. It was spectacular. Loved it!"
Leasa Fisher, Leslieville, AB
"The campground is “enchanting”. What a wonderful gift to the community."
Yantra, Saltspring Island
"The place is amazing!"
Myriam Broye-Montreal QC
"This is a lovely place for a retreat."
"This is one of the best campsites we have ever visited."
Richard & Christine, North Van, BC
"This is quite a place you’ve got here!"
"This is such a nice campground, in the middle of an amazing forest! Thanks, And I’ll recommend you."
Luise Wonneberger, Leiptig, Germany
"Trails out back are fantastic. I love the big old trees."
"Very natural and wonderful."
Joy & Mike
"Very nice. Top notch. Thanks."
"Very special place to camp. We love the wooded walk to town and the great Ideas for our future dream on Hornby. Thanks & we will see you soon."
Michele & Olivia
"Very special place to camp. We love the wooded walk to town."
Michelle & Olivia
"Very unique. You are on to a good thing. We love this place."
Craig & Karen Regan, White Rock, BC
"We have spent years camping and Rv’ing, but this is a first! Never before in a nursery. Very earthy!"
"We love that there are huckleberries and we love the big trees."
Julia Boles, North Van., BC
"We searched, my friend and I, many a mile to find the perfect campsite, and alas! We have found it."
"We walked here from Nanaimo en route to Victoria. Thanks."
"What a wonderful transformation, working with nature at it’s best."
"Wicked site. So close to the skate park."
Loryn Faulk, North Van
"Wonderful campground, organized & tidy."
"Wow, so peaceful."
Corina Von Siemens, Armstrong, BC
"Wow, Wow, Wow! What a treat!"
"You guys are eternally blessed! My prayers and thoughts are with you into a Bright & prosperous future. Mucho amour. xoxo"
"You’ve done amazing things here. Thanks."
Zuzana Belikova, Czech Republic