Every year, around the Christmas and New Year break, we go on a Family Trip to get away, relax, and plan for the new year!
In 2011, it was Harrison Hot Springs.
In 2012, it was Whistler.
In 2013, it was Abbotsford.
Finally, in 2014, it was Salt Spring Island.
We stayed at the beautiful Frida’s Villa:
A lot of the time was just spent relaxing, playing with the kids, talking, and having fun! We also did some sightseeing going to all the corners of the island, drove to the top of Mt Maxwell to see the view, walked around Downtown Ganges (the main town in Salt Spring Island), and visited the Salt Spring Island Cheese Factory! My wife runs YVR Artisans so she loved visiting all the arts and crafts stores – she wants to come back and do the island tour visiting as many artisan workshops and shops she can!
Since it was overcast and raining off and on, we didn’t get to do and see as much as we wanted so we’ll definitely be back in the summer to check out more of this beautiful island! Salt Spring Island is famous for its’ Saturday Market which brings in hundreds of people from all the surrounding islands. We have heard a lot about it so this gives a big reason to come back and visit again! Plus, seeing a place in the summer and winter is an entirely different experiences. Perhaps, next time, we’ll go island hopping and explore a few of the Gulf Islands on the same trip!
Here are some of the highlights from our trip: