How do you like them apples?
The annual Apple Festival takes place on the splendid British Columbia location at the end of September. Book any two nights at the Harbour House Hotel from September 27-29, 2013 and enjoy complimentary tickets to the fest. More than 100 pies are made at the festival, which attracts about 1,500 apple lovers. Last year’s festival was cancelled because of a poor crop yield, but this year is expected to be a jovial celebration of early autumn.
The Sip & Savour Salt Spring Weekend at the Harbour House Hotel costs $378 and includes:
- Two nights’ accommodation in a Harbour view room for one or two people
- Two tickets to the Apple Festival and if you stay on Sunday you will receive two tickets to the Salt Spring Island Organic Apple Festival on September 29
- A chance to win a ticket to the Grazing, a $50 value, also happening on the weekend.
Salt Spring Island is a unique British Columbia community between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It grows more than 350 varieties of organic apples. None of them resemble Minnie Driver’s phone number.
Vacay.ca Finds Scrumptious Treats on Salt Spring
Vacay.ca Family Travel Columnist Jody Robbins recently visited Salt Spring Island and wrote about an eye-opening experience in this destination that is a leader in the farm-to-table movement thanks to its devotion to local ingredients and its artistic predilections.
Robbins writes: “Arguably the most popular of the Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is home to approximately 10,000 eclectic residents. The influx of ‘artistic types’ in the early 1970s earned this island a reputation for being a prime spot to tune in and drop out. The hippies have grown up, but that doesn’t stop free-loving spirits from flocking to this island of the arts. More than 30 art studios dot the isle, and taking a self-guided tour gives visitors a unique look at the lives and work developed by these creative minds.”