A jewel in the Salish Sea, Salt Spring is an island for all seasons

Seido-en is located on the quiet end of Salt Spring Island, just 5km (3mi) from the small village of Fulford Harbour and the ferry to Swartz Bay (Victoria). Fulford offers a grocery and liquor store with small cafe, a good seaside restaurant, quaint shops and lots of colourful locals. Ganges, the larger main town on Salt Spring Island, is a 20 minute drive and has a variety of grocery stores, galleries, restaurants and other amenities.

Recommended Attractions & Amenities

Ruckle Park
Seido-en is tucked into the forest on a no-thru road with a trail directly into the 1400-acre Ruckle Park. In the first 20 minutes, you will arrive at Pebble Beach, from which hours of hiking seaside and inland trails are available.

Weston, Stowel & Cusheon Lakes
Weston Lake and Stowel Lake are only 5 minutes by car and good for canoeing, swimming and fishing. Cusheon Lake is about 10 minutes away.

Stowel Lake Farm
Within a 5 minute drive is this thriving organic farm and retreat centre located on over a hundred acres, offering fresh produce to the community.

Salt Spring Mercantile
Rural grocery store and liquor shop located just 5km away in Fulford. Open 7 days a week.

Barb’s Roadside Bakery
Barb Slater, retired creator of famous Barb’s Buns Bakery in Ganges, offers beautiful organic and fresh baked goods from her home kitchen on Beaver Point Road near Reynolds, only 5 minutes drive from Seido-en. Open from noon Thursdays and all day Fridays.

Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.
Artisan cheese maker also selling eggs within 5km of Seido-en.

Salt Spring Saturday Market
Visit the famous Saturday market from the first Saturday in April to October, on Ganges waterfront.

Solace Organic Spa
A unique Salt Spring Island experience. Boutique day spa offering a variety of exceptional spa therapies in a beautiful Zen forest garden setting.

Getting Here

Salt Spring Island is serviced by three BC Ferries routes and two float plane companies. Car rentals are available on the island; however, you may use Salt Spring Transit, which serves our three ferry terminals and main roads. Salt Spring Island offers hilly terrain for cyclists. See Island Pathways for local cycling terrain maps and safety tips.

BC Ferries routes serving Salt Spring Island:

  1. Tsawwassen, 40 minutes south of Vancouver, to Long Harbour, 10 minutes south from Ganges.
  2. Crofton, 35 minutes south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island to Vesuvius, 10 minutes north of Ganges.
  3. Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island, 25 minutes north of Victoria, to Fulford Harbour on the south end of Salt Spring Island. This terminal is the closest to Seido-en Forest House Accommodation.

Float plane service to Salt Spring Island:

Seair Seaplanes
Flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Harbour Air
Flights from Vancouver Harbour or Victoria Harbour

The comfort of a down duvet, the limitlessness of the universe viewed from the hot tub at night and in the background, red cedar and Douglas Fir that have been here for centuries.

John P

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