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Island Pathways is a not-for-profit society dedicated to improving people-powered transportation on Salt Spring Island, British Colulmbia, Canada. Our all-volunteer board, members, supporters, and donors work to improve travel by foot, bicycle, and mobility assist devices on Salt Spring Island.

We’re involved in a wide range of community activities:

  • Partners Creating Pathways: teaming up with local government and other groups to build pathways next to busy roads; installing hand-built benches along these pathways; displaying maps of walking and cycling routes in kiosks and on BC Ferries serving the island;
  • Helmets for Life: getting elementary school kids into proper-fitting quality helmets at an affordable cost and holding bike rodeos to learn cycling safety;
  • Bicycle Working Group: advocating and working to get a bikeway — a multi-use, roadside regional trail — that connects the three ferry terminals;
  • creating a new, beautiful map to help people enjoy walking & hiking all the public paths and trails on island;
  • replacing our award-winning Heritage Map with Bike Routes with a new, beautiful cycling road map;
  • supporting cycling related events like the annual Bike to Work Week in late May-early June;
  • helping with cycling amenities like bike racks, a bike park, and e-bike plug-ins

Check out our brochure for a quick summary of our work.

PLEASE NOTE: All communication with members and other supporters will be by e-mail, unless snail-mail is requested.

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To keep it going:

  • become a member;
  • volunteer;
  • donate (tax receipts for $20+).
  • put your Country Grocer receipts into their Island Pathways’ Save-A-Tape Box (#36);
  • getting your Thrifty Foods Smile Card dedicated to Island Pathways;
  • when our new maps are published, buy one or both for yourself or as gifts
  • subscribe to our blog, to stay up to date with our various initiatives