Salt Spring Island, one of the largest gulf islands just a ferry ride away from Vancouver, is a bohemian haven and is often considered to be one of B.C.’s worst kept secrets and finest treasures.
For the first time ever, on March 14-16, Salt Spring in the City will be bringing the island’s bohemian lifestyle and hand-crafted goodies from the hottest artisans to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall (15th & Main).
The market will feature over 30 unique brands to discover, from the modern to the rustic, and from the chic to traditional. You’ll be able to shop the island without having to leave the city, browse locally created jewelry, wooden sculptures, leather accessories, home decor, paintings, bath and body care, ceramics, and so much more.
What’s so special about Salt Spring Island anyway? Over the years, this island getaway has become particularly renowned for its wide array of artisans, ranging from jewelers, to potters, clothing designers, painters, wine-makers, candle-makers, cheese-makers, musicians, and even poets. Their creative talents are influenced and inspired by the island and they have come together to bring that distinct flavour to Vancouver.
This weekend, you’ll have a unique opportunity to discover the best of what the island has to offer in an indoor environment.
Salt Spring in the City will take over Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street). Doors open on Friday, March 14, 4:00-9:00PM, Saturday, March 15, 10:00AM to 8:00PM, and on Sunday, March 16, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Admission is $2 for adults, and $1 for kids — with all proceeds going to Save-On-Meats’ Sandwich Token Program, which helps those in need.