Heritage Map with Bike Routes

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Please note that Island Pathways Heritage Map with Bike Routes is no longer available in print, with no reprints planned, because …

WE’RE MAKING A NEW MAP OF “SALT SPRING ISLAND ON WHEELS”, TO SERVE CYCLISTS, MOTORISTS, AND MOBILITY AID USERS IN THE GANGES VILLAGE AREA. Look for it next spring.

In the meantime, Island Pathways is nearly ready to publish its new MAP OF “SALT SPRING ISLAND ON FOOT”. It has all of the walks and hikes on island using public paths and trails. There’ll be a link from here to its own webpage as soon as it’s available.

Natural History & Heritage Map with Bike Routes

The last of these award-winning maps has sold out. Since 2001, it has been a steady best-seller and important Island Pathways fundraiser — all three editions of it.

Until the new map is available, you can view the 2010 poster of it by clicking on the image of it to the right.

This publication remains copyrighted to Island Pathways.

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

“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.

signs

  • 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.