Sabich: How to Make the Ultimate Israeli Street Food

Sabich Recipe

On my trip to Israel, I discovered a ton of delicious food! But it wasn’t until my last day in Tel Aviv that I discovered the ultimate Israeli street food: the Sabich. A Sabich is a pita stuffed with delicious goodies – eggplant, potatoes, eggs, herbs, veggies, mango sauce – and while it’s meant to be eaten on the go, it is one of the messiest thing I’ve ever eaten. And I absolutely LOVE messy food.

I’ve been dreaming of Israel and wanted to make this Sabich recipe so my husband could know what I’ve been raving about – and he agrees, it’s absolutely amazing. The warm pita stuffed with fried eggplant, hearty potatoes, hard-boiled eggs that give it a creamy texture, and the freshness of a cucumber-tomato salad, with a spiciness throughout! This Sabich Recipe is just what I needed to curb my wanderlust… well, maybe just for now!

Eating Sabich in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

That classy picture right there is me taking my first ever bite of Sabich in Israel – and it was love at first bite! See the mess? That means it’s good! This recipe is pretty easy to throw together once you prep everything, and it’s perfect for any time of year.

How to Make Sabich

A Sabich is a pita stuffed with a variety of elements: a base of hummus, tahini, fried eggplant, potato, hardboiled egg, a cucumber-tomato salad, and Amba sauce – which may be the only item that will be tricky to find.

How to Make Sabich Recipe

First things first, prep your ingredients! Bake the potato and boil the eggs – this can be done even the day before to speed up the process. The day of, make the cucumber-tomato salad which contains a mixture of tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil. Then fry the eggplant and get ready to throw it all together!

Use a good quality hummus because you’re going to use a LOT of it! We always have a fridge full of hummus, and Sabra hummus is a favourite of ours. There are numerous flavours to choose from and it’s always super delicious. We use hummus as a dip, as a sandwich spread, and as a buddha bowl topper – we love our hummus! In the Sabich recipe, I chose to use the Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus, because I wanted that extra kick of heat! Get your $1 off coupon for Sabra Hummus here!

How to Make Sabich with Sabra Spicy Hummus

Now, a true Israeli-style Sabich is drizzled with loads of Amba sauce, which is made of pickled mangos. While I couldn’t find any Amba sauce locally OR online, I did find a recipe for Sweet & Tart Mango Sauce. However, I did find Indian-style mango pickles, which isn’t the same thing, but I went for it anyway! I chopped up some intensely flavoured mango pickles and mixed it with some tahini to make my own amba sauce…. it was not the same thing but it added a delicious flavour to the Sabich! (Hint to Israel: Send me Amba sauce!!)

How to Make Sabich RecipeHow to Make Sabich

And did I mention that the Sabich is perfect for vegetarians? But meat eaters shouldn’t be scared because this recipe is super filling and very comforting in a way that I can’t even describe! A great way to serve the Sabich at a party is to make smaller, appetizer size pita bites stuffed with the filling – my husband went crazy for this recipe, and my daughter is becoming more obsessed with Israeli food – I think it’s time for a trip to Tel Aviv!

How to Make Sabich Recipe

Just looking at these pictures is making me hungry! Try Sabra Hummus with this $1 OFF coupon – trust me, you’ll love the range of flavours! Sabra Hummus can be found at a variety of retailers including Loblaws, Walmart, Sobey’s, and Metro. Enter to win the #DipInWithSabra Content for a Feast for you and 14 friends by sharing your own Sabra experience on social media with the hashtag #dipinwithsabra!

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How to Make Sabich Recipe

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Sabich - Israeli Street Food
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A delicious pita stuffed with eggplant, potatoes, eggs, and fresh ingredients make for the ultimate street food!
Ingredients
  • 1 large baking potato
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 cucumber—peeled, halved, seeded and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 large tomato, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 large jalapeño, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 thick, sturdy pita breads, warmed
  • 1 cup hummus
  • ¼ cup tahini, at room temperature
  • 4 large hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • Amba sauce or Mango Pickles mixed with Tahini
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Scrub your baking potato, pierce the skin with a fork, and microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave, drizzle with olive oil to coat, and sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until done.
  2. To make the cucumber-tomato salad: in a large bowl, add the cucumber, tomato, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro and parsley. Toss with the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill on a pre-heating grill or frying pan for about 10 minutes on each side, until golden brown and tender.
  4. Cut off 2 inches from the side of the warm pitas to make openings in the pockets. Gently open the pitas. Spread a generous amount of hummus on the bottoms and 1 tablespoon of tahini over it. Layer the potato slices, eggplant, egg and cucumber-tomato salad in the pitas, along with some of the salad juices. Top with the Amba Sauce or Mango Pickles.
Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by Sabra but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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36 Hours in Harrison Hot Springs

36 Hours in Harrison Hot Springs

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Harrison Hot Springs for 36 hours – it’s the perfect quick getaway and just about an hour from the city of Vancouver, but it feels like it’s a million miles away! Harrison Hot Springs has been a place I’ve wanted to visit for so long and when the opportunity came along in the form of a blogger retreat hosted by the fabulous Connie with StartUpMoms.co, how could I resist?

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Harrison Hot Springs Boat Tour

Harrison Hot Springs Boat Tour

Scenic Boat Tours at Harrison Hot Springs

Taking a scenic boat tour on Harrison Lake is the perfect way to start your getaway. Harrison Lake is the largest lake in the Southern Coast Mountains of Canada, and boarding a yacht to take in its’ breathtaking beauty is simply amazing. Shoreline Tours provides lake cruises on their 62-foot Laroan, complete with sightseeing decks, a BBQ grill, full kitchen and indoor dining area, it’s the best way to see Harrison Lake!

The photo opportunities are endless, and the tour guide was full of knowledge about the area. Shoreline Tours provides lake cruises daily, and can also be hired for private charters and fun excursions!

 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Photo Courtesy of Harrison Hot Springs Resort

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Stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Staying at The Harrison Hot Springs Resort was such an amazing treat! The large property is perfectly located with scenic views and walking distance from everything in town, and the resort features five different hot-spring-fed mineral pools for hotel guests only, that are perfect for families and couples alike. Our blogging group stayed in the private yellow cabins. The cabins are surprisingly large, with a bedroom, as well as a pull-out in the living room, a nice big fireplace, and a cozy, rustic feel.

The Woman in Cabin 10My roomie, Carolyn, and I stayed in Cabin 10, and right after we checked in we dug into our goodie bags and put on moisturizing lip masks and ate chocolate-covered strawberries. We joined the other girls and cozied up in the cottage to talk about blogging and social media. It wasn’t until we were leaving for dinner that I made a striking realization about a certain book in our room, ‘The Girl in Cabin 10’. I totally thought the hotel put it there as a joke. But no, my roomie brought it with her to read…. and she didn’t even know we were staying in Cabin 10!… Creepy!

When I come back to Harrison Hot Springs, I’ll be staying at the Resort – the rooms are cozy and quiet, and the hot springs were so relaxing – I slept like a baby that night! There are also a few cafes and restaurants at the resort, including a delicious breakfast buffet with a make-your-own omelette station that can’t be beat!

 

Pizza in Harrison

Where to Eat in Harrison Hot Springs

In a small town, it’s good to know what the gems are! The Harrison Corner Cafe is a beautiful and cozy space where we indulged in the delicious menu for lunch. The food came beautifully plated and was fresh tasting. The cafe was the perfect place to meet each other, and discuss our blogs over yummy bites of food!

For the best pizza in town, we headed over to The Hungry Chef Pizzeria! Boasting craft beers and a made-to-order pizza menu (along with pastas and salads), you want to come hungry because the portions are large (and perfect!) and the food is amazing!

 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Bloggers at Harrison Hot Springs

Rejuvenate Yourself in Harrison Hot Springs

I visited Harrison Hot Springs with an amazing group of Vancouver-area bloggers for the #SUPretreat – Connie, Carolyn, Tamara, Heydy, and Jennifer (in order of picture above!) – to rejuvenate ourselves and discuss blogging and social media. Amidst all the ‘shop talk’, we all concluded that it’s so nice to getaway from reality, even just for one night, and typically, as a mom and entrepreneur, you couldn’t really get more than one night away.

It was refreshing to walk the beach on Harrison Lake and take in the gorgeous scenery, but it was also exciting to brainstorm our ideas, and share our knowledge amongst each other. We were empowering each other as mothers and as bloggers to go after what we wanted, to work hard and excel at what we do! And one thing we did was get our picture taken…

 

Margarita Wyld in Harrison Hot Springs

Margarita Wyld in Harrison Hot Springs

Margarita Wyld in Harrison Hot Springs

Margarita Wyld in Harrison Hot Springs

 

We had our photos taken by Vanessa Marie, who was so amazing to work with. Posing for a picture is harder than it looks, and we had a lot of fun trying out some different posing styles! Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect place to visit when you’re looking for a quick 36-hour vacation for a girls weekend, a fun family excursion, or a romantic couples getaway!

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Disclosure: I visited Harrison Hot Springs for the Start Up Moms Retreat with accommodations provided to us by Harrison Hot Springs Resort. All opinions are my own.

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The 10 Best Things I Did in Israel

10 Best Things I Did In Israel

My time in Israel flew by so quickly, but I did so many things in such a short amount of time that I’m still processing my travels, weeks later. It’s not so much that we did so many things that I can’t remember all of them, it’s that every thing we did sparked something in me. It inspired me, comforted me, charged me, it made me crave more, it made me more curious, it motivated me – and how do you put an experience like that into words?

Blogger in Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv Beach

I was invited to travel to Israel by a non-profit called Vibe Israel, along with other mom bloggers from different parts of the world – Blunt Moms, Be a Fun Mum, Mom Spark, and Cherish365 – be sure to visit their blogs to see their perspective on our amazing experiences!

Ever since I came home, I’ve been talking about my trip to Israel, cooking Israeli food, sharing my pictures with friends, and telling stories to anyone who will listen! I decided to share with you a photo journal of my time in Israel, showcasing my 10 favourite experiences! Enjoy! Yalla!

Port and Blue Hotel in Tel Aviv

1. Stayed at a trendy boutique hotel in Tel Aviv

We stayed at the gorgeous Port & Blue, which is located in the trendy Tel Aviv Port area, a block away from the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by shops, interior design boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. The trendy boutique hotel was the perfect spot to unwind, the rooms were large with super comfy beds, and the location can’t be beat. I could see the sea from my hotel room window, and it was at the bottom of one of the trendiest streets in Tel Aviv, Dizengoff – think shopping, restaurants, and bars open until 3 am most nights of the week!

 

Walking in Jerusalem

Walking in Jerusalem

Walking in Jerusalem

At the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Streets of Jerusalem

The 13th Station at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Photo: Shani Sadicario

2. Explored the Old City of Jerusalem

Walking through the uneven streets of Jerusalem, I observed different cultures and people of different faiths all living together, closely. The winding streets almost felt like tunnels sometimes, the markets were lively and full of delightful scents and sounds, and our tour guide showed us the different sides of the city – from touristy to real, everyday life.

I’m conflicted about how I truly feel about Jerusalem, because it is a very complex place. But pushing aside my own personal views, I embraced the city for what it was – a diverse and complicated place, full of tradition and cultures that imperfectly fit together with a resounding feeling of hope.

 

Margarita with Broken Doll

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Balagan in Tal Czaczkes Art Studio

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Tal Czaczkes

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Vibe Mommies Making Art

Photo: Shani Sadicario

3. Created art with Tal Czaczkes

When we first met Tal Czaczkes, I quickly became enamoured with her free spirit, which flowed through her words and her caring eyes. Her studio was the definition of organized chaos, with art and toys filling up the walls, overflowing in boxes, and covering the shelves. We made an even bigger balagan in her space by dumping boxes and boxes of toys, toy parts, and discarded plastic pieces all over the floors, digging through them to create our own art pieces. Creating art with Tal was one of the most memorable parts of my trip to Israel, and I’ll definitely be sharing more about it!

 

Women and Mothers in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Women and Mothers in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Women and Mothers in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

4.  Met Amazing & Outstanding Israeli Women

The women we met in Israel astounded me, there’s no better word for it. Israeli women of all ages and backgrounds, mothers, wives, young, old – impressed me so much that I still think about it to this day, and will for a very long time. They are strong and smart, full of gumption and are all so motivated! They strive for their own personal best – and they strive to help those around them in some way, shape, or form. Whether it’s raising their family or helping neighbours, the women push themselves forward while pushing others up, as well.

The Israeli women I met may have led different lives, but there was an underlying unity among them, an empowerment and a strength that collectively brought them together. It has changed my own personal outlook and way of life, in motivating me to get the most of my own life while continuing to be a role model for my own daughter. Honestly, I wish I could do a reunion from our trip with all the women we met, because they were so amazing!

 

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Photo: Shani Sadicario

5. Played at the Museum of Jewish People

Have you been to a children’s museum before? Of course you have – but the Children’s Exhibition called Heroes at The Museum of Jewish People is the COOLEST that I’ve ever seen. The impeccably-designed interactive space allows kids of ALL ages to play historical video games, pose as a reporter on the front lines, learn about fashion, the culture and history of Israel, and have a ton of fun while doing it!

 

Dor Holiday Resort in Israel

Dor Holiday Resort in Israel

Dor Holiday Resort in Israel

Dor Holiday Resort in Israel

6. Spent a Night at Dor Holiday Village

Our group spent a night at the beautiful beach resort in Dor. I soaked in the glorious sunshine, walked along the white sand beach, dipping my toes in the warm Mediterranean Sea and jumping over jellyfish that washed up on the shore. We stayed in our own little white igloos, that were so adorable and cute! I could definitely see how much fun it would be with the whole family!

 

Shabbat Dinner

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Shabbat Dinner

Photo: Shani Sadicario

7. Experienced a Traditional Shabbat Dinner

On Friday evening, we ventured into a lovely kibbutz to experience a traditional Shabbat dinner with the wonderful Hermoni family. They invited us into their home, which was warm, cozy, and full of love. The Hermoni’s are a family with three daughters, who are absolutely incredible and I learnt a lot about kids in Israel (they have cell phones in the fifth grade, too!).

Being at the Hermoni’s made me SO homesick. Before eating the delicious food, we listened to the family sing, drank the blessed wine, and ate challah bread – which was homemade… then we all ATE so much food. And all of it was vegetarian, which blew my mind because I was SO full after! The food was amazing, and the idea that the family took part in this tradition every week was incredible. Listening to the kids joking around and bantering, the parents having fun, it made me so homesick for my own kids and my hubby – but it was the most lovely experience and I truly felt blessed for being included in their meal.

 

Druze in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Cooking with Druze

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Druze Women

Photo: Shani Sadicario

8. Hung out with the Druze women

The Druze are a religious group that I had known very little about, prior to this trip, and even after meeting them, they remain elusive to outsiders. They prefer keeping many of their traditions and religious ways a mystery, however what we did learn about them was pretty amazing. The Druze consider the women as being the leaders in their communities, empowering them to make important decisions in their families and in their settlements. And they’re also super talented as well.

My favourite tidbit? That if a Druze women is in a crumbling marriage and wants a divorce, it’s she that goes and gets the document signed, no approval from the man is needed. And then the man must move out, no questions asked. How’s that for woman power?

 

Tel Aviv Beaches

Market in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Dock in Tel Aviv

9. Explored Tel Aviv

If there was ever a place that my preconceptions were so utterly wrong about, it had to be Tel Aviv. You see, I did very little research about Israel and Tel Aviv before I traveled, and I did that on purpose. I wanted my experience to be fully my own, and not skewed by someone else’s opinion or perception that I had read beforehand. But I honestly did not realize how cool Tel Aviv really was until I got there.

I compare it to a European-style city, with mixed cultures, tons of restaurants and bars, amazing fashion, and the best interior design and furniture stores! It’s a modern city, with main streets were open almost each night until 3 am, the neighbourhoods were diverse, the markets were unique, busy and full of life, and the beach was jaw-dropping. Miles of white sand, clear water, and beautiful, glorious sunshine. I rented a bike and rode it around the city, found a local designer’s boutique and spent a bit too much(!), and just enjoyed the sights and sound of Tel Aviv! It’s a beautiful city that needs to be on your travel bucket list!

 

Brunch in Tel Aviv

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Food made by Druze

 

Rugelach in Jerusalem

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Food in Tel Aviv

Dessert in Israel

Food in Jerusalem

Dessert by Druze

Brunch in Tel Aviv

Photo: Shani Sadicario

10. Ate ALL the food

I think I saved the very best one until last – the FOOD was glorious. Absolutely glorious. Every meal we had was delicious. We ate so much food that we were STUFFED – we never went hungry! We had traditional Israeli food, home cooked meals, ate at modern bistros – it was all super amazing. Here’s a list of some of the amazing places we ate:

  • Kitchen Market in Tel Aviv
  • Azura in Jerusalem
  • Turkiz in Tel Aviv
  • Nurah’s Kitchen in Daliyat El Carmel
  • Claro in Tel Aviv
  • Racha in Tel Aviv
  • Puaa in Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv
  • Moses in Tel Aviv

I tried EVERYTHING and I loved it all. I was surprised by how much food I recognized or have had a version of before – but it makes sense with my Polish heritage to see familiar food in Israel!

10 Best Things I Did in Israel

Photo: Shani Sadicario

Thank you so much to Vibe Israel for this amazing experience and giving me the chance to soak up as much of Israel as I could in a week. Thank you to the warm, kind-hearted people we met, the inspiring chats we had, and thank you for the knowledge I gained. And the food. Thank you so much for the food!

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10 Best Things I Did In Israel

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Ford Escape Kale Gate Party #EscapeAndDiscover Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver

Gondola on Grouse Mountain

Tyto the Owl Mascot on Grouse Mountain

No matter the weather, kids in the Pacific Northwest are ready to have fun outside! Rain jackets, rubber boots, and even waterproof one-piece suits come into action here in Vancouver, where the weather is anything but predictable! I took my kids up to Grouse Mountain to check out the Ford Explorer Kale Gate festivities (like a ‘Tail Gate’ party, only healthier!), and we had the best time munching on delicious foods and dancing to the live DJ.

Of course, we didn’t hike up the Grouse Grind… not with a four year old! Instead, we took a foggy gondola ride up to the top of Grouse Mountain. We were greeted with balloons, a DJ, food, and Tyto – the Grouse Mountain Owl Mascot! After we posed with Tyto (who is very quiet…!) we ran to the Kale Gate festivities to eat and play in the cars…

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That’s right! What better fun is it than to play in a car that isn’t yours? Kids absolutely love doing that – and at dealerships it’s frowned upon, isn’t it? To let your kids jump in and out of a car, pretend to drive it, opening and closing the doors and ‘racing’ each other! The kids had fun checking out the features on the Ford Explorer, and so did I, heated leather seats and all wheel drive are a must in this climate!

We had a great time discovering the new Ford Escape (our favourite was the red one!) on Grouse Mountain at their first-ever Kale Gate Party!

Photos 4 – 6 credit of Britney Gill

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Our Adventure on Salt Spring Island

Family Adventures on Salt Spring Island

Our family’s adventure in Salt Spring Island began and ended with a ferry ride, as most island adventures in BC do. The fun starts on that big boat, with the kids trying to find all the sea creatures that play in the ocean waters, while I’m busy pointing out the houses and cottages on the Gulf Islands, and feeling the warmth of the sun on the passenger decks. When we arrived on Salt Spring Island, our family decided to drive around the island and find a beach to enjoy the heat in. We had such wonderful weather on our 4-day excursion, we were super lucky. Read on to discover where to explore, eat, and have fun on Salt Spring Island!

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Kids

Kids on BC Ferries

There was no doubt in my mind that Salt Spring Island is a special place – not only because everyone I knew who was familiar with the island pronounced it so, but because it simply is a unique place. It’s an island with mountains, beaches, and a vast amount of farm land. The farms have a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, and also animals, cheese, hops, vineyards, and a cidery.

The island is littered with deer, which we absolutely loved. The locals disdain for deer was amusing to our family, as we relished in the many deer sightings throughout the weekend. We checked out the world famous Salt Spring Market, and were enamored by the local art, fresh produce, baked goods, food vendors, musicians, and clothing. (Oh! The clothing – which were the most comfortable, free-flowing clothing I’ve ever seen and felt!)

Goat Cheese Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Farms

Goats on Salt Spring Island

Where to Stay

There are a few different options for accommodations in Salt Spring Island, including bed & breakfasts, hotels, cabins and campgrounds, and house rentals. We stayed at a lovely and modern vacation rental through Air BnB, that I highly recommend – it’s in a quiet location, comes with a vegetable garden, and is great for couples or small families. Here’s a few other places to check out as well!

Cafe Italia Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

Tree House Cafe

Where to Eat

Salt Spring Island is such a unique place with so many places to eat! We were spoiled by the amount of delicious locally-sourced food at the restaurants we were able to eat at during our stay. There are cafes and restaurants at each ferry terminal, at each tip of the island, and a large amount are found in the heart of Salt Spring at Ganges, where it’s easy to walk around and explore by foot. Here are our favourite spots to eat at as a family.

  • Salt Spring Innpossibly the best food on the island, we had a delicious dinner and breakfast there!
  • Tree House Cafe – a quaint spot built around a plum tree with loads of live music
  • Rock Salt Restaurant – great burger with great views at Fulford Harbour
  • Salt Spring Coffee – great cafe in the heart of Ganges
  • Moby’s Pub – fun pub atmosphere with a pool table, and steps to the beach!
  • Barb’s Bunsgreat coffee and breakfast, with warm baked goods

Morningside Organic Bakery

Earth Candy Salt Spring Island

Farm on Salt Spring Island

Where to Explore

Our family’s adventures on Salt Spring Island began and ended with aimless driving… sounds silly, but with an island of this size, it’s easy to follow the signs and see where your heart (and your car) takes you! Follow the signs, use the easy to follow official map of Salt Spring (there’s an app too!), and ask for recommendations from locals you meet – they hold the secret keys to some of the best spots on the island! Here are some of our favourite places to visit (and shop at!).

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Salt Spring Wild Cider

SAlt Spring Wild Cider

The most memorable part of our trip on Salt Spring Island was our trek up to the peak of Mount Maxwell. The dirt and gravel road that takes you from the main road to the peak of Mt Maxwell is bumpy, narrow, and steep. Immersed in the forest, you have no idea where you’re going, other than up… when we finally reached the parking lot at the end of the road, we eagerly jumped out of the car and ran out towards the trailhead. Not even a minute in and we were suddenly stopped at the edge of the world.

“Holy crap!”

The words tumbled out of my mouth faster than I could stop them and think of something eloquent to say. The view was absolutely stunning and left us all in awe. It was definitely worth the trip up the mountain to see the spectacular views.

View on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Mount Maxwell

Mount Maxwell Salt Spring Island

Kids on Salt Spring

Our adventure on Salt Spring Island seemed to go by way too fast. I find myself dreaming of the fresh air, the sunshine and the ocean views, the goat cheese and the cidery, and the feeling of freedom. Salt Spring Island is full of free-thinkers, artists and creators, farmers and cultivators, and you get a sense of this wildness and freedom to live your life however you see fit. It won’t be long before we return!

Salt Spring Farms

Salt Spring Island Views

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