There's a store on Salt Spring that sells these handpainted rubber boots, and one of these years I'm going to spring for a pair in the hopes that they'll bring a little cheer to those rainy winter days. Many of the boots have sheep painted on them, as the island is well known for its sheep farms.
The window in the exterior cob wall of the bakery's patio gives you a peek at the wood-fired cob oven inside.
For some of the very best goat cheese that life has to offer, you've got to make a run to the Saturday farmer's market in downtown Ganges. The market is the best I've ever been too, as Salt Spring is populated with the most incredible artists, farmers, artisans, and craftsmen. I can't decide if my favorite is the one that's covered in peppercorns, or the one with garlic and rosemary (my daughter's favorite is the one with truffles - a pretty refined palate for a 10 year old).
This is a really great store that sells new and used children's books, as well as craft supplies and educational materials - it's like a candy store for homelearners.
Salt Spring Soapworks carries a lot of fun, handmade soaps and bathtime treats - the bubble machine that's always running outside really adds to the ambiance.
I love their Roasted Yam Quesadilla (with honey lime sauce and pumpkin seeds), and my husband swears they make the best burgers he's ever had.
Are you making your travel plans yet?