Moving to Salt Spring check list

If you are moving to Salt Spring Island the list below can help you with things you will have to do.

Electricity on Salt Spring is provided by BC Hydro for a new account go here

If the water is not provided by a well the home will be on North Salt Spring, Beddis, Cedar lane, Fernwood, or Scott Point water districts

The best cell phone coverage on Salt Spring is provided by Telus mobility. Telus has two towers on Salt Spring and one on Mayne Island the other carries transmit from VI.

High-speed internet.  Shaw Cable and Telus have spent millions on Salt Spring and almost all the homes get extremely fast high-speed internet.

  1. Shaw Cable Salt Spring 250-931-7429
  2. Telus can provide high-speed cable.

Car insurance in BC is by ICBC.   Here is the link to ICBC

There are two insurance brokers on Salt Spring;

  1. Seafirst Insurance Brokers
  2. Island Savings

Your car will have to be checked out and have a provincial safety inspection at an approved garage there are 3 on Salt Spring;
Note; lots ask if they can get their car serviced on Salt Spring and yes we can we have excellent mechanics on Salt Spring that can service all makes and models.

  1. Beddis Road Garage 250-537-4122
  2. Ganges Auto Marine (Wolfi) 250-537-9221

For residents of BC health care is provided by the Ministry of Health here is the application from Medical services Plan MSP

Snail mail is provided by Canada Post.  The main post office is in Ganges and they will sort out your key for your super box.


Scott & June Simmons
The Salt Spring Team

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