Heritage Map with Bike Routes

Home » Heritage Map with Bike Routes
Island Pathways Salt Spring Island

Natural History & Heritage Map with Bike Routes

No Salt Spring home is complete without Island Pathways’ award-winning map. It’s also every visitor’s best keepsake and is great for gifts.

low resolution view of the map (pdf) low resolution back of map (pdf)

The folded map is 4″ x 9″, opening to about 24.5″ x 31.5″, printed on 70-lb glossy stock. The newest edition is available on island for $8.50, or you can have it mailed to you for $13.50, as noted to the right.

They’re sold in Ganges at the Visitors’ Centre, Salt Spring Books, and Black Sheep Books, in Fulford at Salt Spring Mercantile, and in Sidney at Tanner’s Book.

The map has:
  • 43 heritage sites
  • 22 parks & trailheads
  • 15 Aboriginal place names
  • 14 heritage and scenic roads
  • 10 points of interest
  • 10 historic photographs
  • 9 geological sites
  • wildlife illustrations
  • ice age map
  • schematic map of Ganges
  • bike routes w. distances & ratings road safety
  • camping
  • telephones
  • drinking water
  • washrooms
  • ocean & lake public accesses

Revenue from sales support Island Pathways projects.

If you have any suggestions or purchasing concerns, please call or e-mail Wendy Webb, contact info’ in the order column.

“The map is a self-guided tour of Salt Spring’s natural and human history,” said Claire Heffernan the project coordinator and past president of Island Pathways. “Designed as a community resource for residents interested in preserving the islands heritage, we hope it will also encourage visitors to tour the island and see it from an entirely different perspective.”

“Volunteers donated hundreds of hours to create a beautiful map, and it was very gratifying to receive the 2002 Highest Achievement Award from the Heritage Society of BC,” said Heffernan.

Funders of the map project include the BC Heritage Trust, The Millennium Bureau of Canada, BC Hydro, BC Ferry Corporation, The Salt Spring Island Trust, Marilyn Thaden Dexter, SSI Conservancy, SSI Historical Society, Island Watch Society, Bill and Kathy Judge, and Anke Smeele.


  • Poster versions of the map are on public display by the Visitors’ Centre in Ganges, on Lower Ganges Road at Nortoon, at the entrance to the Rainbow Road pool, outside Rock Salt restaurant in Fulford, and on all Salt Spring-bound ferries.
    Special thanks to the Island Pathways members, Ian Fraser and Rob Denny, who built the kiosks.