Autumn on Salt Spring is pretty special. There is a hint of crispness in the air but unlike the rest of Canada, we don’t have to prepare for the deepfreeze of winter. It’s simply a gradual cool down after a summer of glorious sunshine and heat. The landscape changes too as the first of the autumn rain turns the grasses and moss from brown to a vivid shade of green.
It also happens to be an excellent time to look at houses. There are fewer visitors to the island and you have a better sense of what it is like to live here full time. Ganges is still a busy town with lots to do, but there is a sense of quiet on the island that you only experience ‘off season’.
Salt Spring is not flat. There are hills and ridges throughout the island and one of the many benefits of looking at houses in the fall is that you will have a chance to see exactly how much ‘light’ a property receives when the sun is positioned lower in the sky. As we head further into Autumn, hidden views can open up as the trees gradually loose their leaves. In other words, you are able to see what the house and property is like in the fall and winter. Important seasons when living on the west coast.
If you are contemplating a move to Salt Spring Island, now is the perfect time to start your search.