Ganges’ History

Planning a visit to Salt Spring?

Watch this video for a little lesson in history about the town of Ganges.

At Between The Covers you are at the edge of town, 2 KM from the centre and 1 KM from the supermarket. See how much the town has changed in a relatively short amount of time!

Rooms Full of Books

At Between The Covers we have rooms full of books:     nonfiction, historical fiction, poetry. You will find The Bachelor Brothers B & B books, most of John Grisham’s titles, travel books – and much more. And the best part? If you get into a book while you are here, chances are that you can take it with you!

Gathering Eggs

A recent guest enjoys finding fresh eggs, then having them for breakfast!

Many city guests have not had this experience before and enjoy getting to know our (close to 40) chickens.

Salt Spring Hiking Trail Maps

Many of our guests come to Salt Spring to do some hiking.

PARC now has all trails on their website, from easy strolls to strenuous hikes – check out the website and print the hikes you would like to do. We also have printed maps for you here.

Travel Guide gives us great review!

Thanks to recent guests from San Diego, I discovered that we have a wonderful review in this travel guide to Victoria and the Gulf Islands:

Orca Pod Visits Ganges Harbour

This past weekend saw some exciting visitors to Ganges Harbour, just minutes from our house. A pod of orca’s in pursuit of seals came into the harbour to the delight of locals and visitors:

Come and visit us, too!

History of Ganges

If you are visiting Salt Spring, you might enjoy learning a little bit about the island’s history. Here is an interesting little video to watch:


Guest Comments

Here are some recent quotes from our guests, as written in our guest book:

Perfect place for a librarian!” – Ann, PA, USA
So peaceful and relaxing!” – Margie, Saskatchewan
Great place to stay. Wonderful breakfast!” – David, BC
Paradise! Breakfasts were amazing. We will be sure to stay here again on our next visit to the island!” – Kathleen, BC
It was so lovely to be here, perfect place to get over our jetlag in the beauty and peace of your place.” – Jenn, Nova Scotia
Wonderful hot tub under the stars!” Steve, New Zealand
I will recommend Between The Covers to all my friends. You embodied the concept of ‘The earth is but one country and mankind are its citizens‘ – Sarrah, BC

Kayaking to Chocolate Beach!

First day of summer. We took the kayak to Chocolate Beach, not far from Ganges Harbour. You can rent kayaks on the island and do guided tours, even moonlit kayak tours.
Between books,

Chocolate Beach

wine and Chocolate Beach, life is good on the island. Come and experience it soon!

Booklovers at Between The Covers

We have had many librarians, teachers and authors stay with us this summer. Here is Sheryl McFarlane, author of The Smell of Paint, Waiting for the Whales and many other books, sharing books with a teacher/librarian. A great way to spend the summer!