THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST POPULAR BOATING DESTINATION
Ganges is a popular destination for boaters from all over the Pacific North West and a must visit when cruising the Gulf Islands. There are 3 marinas at the head of the bay. Fuel, power and pump out are all available. The anchorage is open to the south.
Salt Spring Island is the most accessible of Gulf Islands with 3 ferry terminals, a seaplane terminal and private boat access in Ganges Harbour.
On Saturdays (April- October) there is the very best open air market with the biggest display of goods varying from the best locally grown vegetables to some bizarre hand made goods! It is entertaining and fun with live music and lots to eat and drink. It has a very real island feel to the show. It starts at 9 am and is over by 3 pm.
There are 2 large grocery stores, art galleries, banks and a credit union, and an array of wonderful restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and roasters right in Ganges.
Ganges was named after HMS Ganges, the flagship of the Royal Navy’s Pacific Station between 1857 and 1860. Built in 1821, the Ganges was the last British sailing battleship commissioned for duty in foreign waters.