Salt Spring Island Day Trip

Jun
15
When: Saturday, Jun 15, 2019, 8:45AM - 6:45PM
Where:
Add to CalendarSalt Spring Island Day Trip06/15/2019 08:45 AM06/15/2019 06:45 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAbout Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Island is the largest (70 square miles or 180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, some might say most popular, of the Southern Gulf Islands. Written up in the New York Times as “one of the prettiest artist towns in North America” a visit here will help you find out why they think so… For a fabulous day out! Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada's "Island of the Arts" including world class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories, island tours and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment. And of course check out what started the market all those years ago - organic produce, farmstead cheeses, organic and delicious homemade snacks and food. Meet over 140 artisans and food producers who all contribute to Salt Spring's international reputation as a hotbed of world-class artists and organic farmers. Ruckle Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the southern Gulf Islands. With its 7 kilometers of shoreline, rocky headlines and tiny coves and bays, Ruckle Park provides hours of enjoyable exploration. A mixture of forest, field and shore habitats makes it one of the most productive wildlife viewing areas on Salt Spring Island. Watch for sea lions and orcas out in the sea, and mink and river otter cavorting along the shoreline. Tidal pools are filled with a brightly-coloured world of crab, mussel, limpet, oyster, sculpin, starfish and more. What to wear: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking You may want to wear a rain coat and warm hat and gloves. It may be muddy so some good boots are nice to have.  What to bring: Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) Water bottle  Money if you wish to shop or buy food Snacks & Lunch (or money for food) Camera A backpack to carry all your items Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor)  Trip Includes: Transportation to and from Salt Spring Island, Saturday Market , Ruckle Provincial Park, free time downtown Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.  How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities) Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip. Contact Kelsey Moon - Activity Program Coordinator phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737 e-mail: kelsey.moon@viu.cafalse

About Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island is the largest (70 square miles or 180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, some might say most popular, of the Southern Gulf Islands. Written up in the New York Times as “one of the prettiest artist towns in North America” a visit here will help you find out why they think so…

For a fabulous day out! Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada's "Island of the Arts" including world class pottersjewellersfibre artistswoodworkers, fine art & photographybody careclothing and accessoriesisland tours and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment. And of course check out what started the market all those years ago - organic produce, farmstead cheeses, organic and delicious homemade snacks and food. Meet over 140 artisans and food producers who all contribute to Salt Spring's international reputation as a hotbed of world-class artists and organic farmers.

Ruckle Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the southern Gulf Islands. With its 7 kilometers of shoreline, rocky headlines and tiny coves and bays, Ruckle Park provides hours of enjoyable exploration. A mixture of forest, field and shore habitats makes it one of the most productive wildlife viewing areas on Salt Spring Island. Watch for sea lions and orcas out in the sea, and mink and river otter cavorting along the shoreline. Tidal pools are filled with a brightly-coloured world of crab, mussel, limpet, oyster, sculpin, starfish and more.

CC Road Trips - Salt Spring Island Day Trip

What to wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
  • You may want to wear a rain coat and warm hat and gloves. It may be muddy so some good boots are nice to have.

 What to bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop or buy food
  • Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
  • Camera
  • A backpack to carry all your items

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor) 

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from Salt Spring Island, Saturday Market , Ruckle Provincial Park, free time downtown

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy. 

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception

Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon - Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737

e-mail: kelsey.moon@viu.ca

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