Gulf Island Spa Break

Gulf Island Spa Break

Combine  a  2 night stay at Hedgerow House with some island inspired spa treatments from our therapist, a private yoga class in our in house studio  and relax in the sauna. Ahhhhhhh !  Special prices in the low and shoulder seasons !   Two nights in best available room 60 minute massage therapy Private yoga class Unlimited use of Infra Red sauna Locally sourced light spa breakfasts from: $ 375 +GST(5%) per person * Prices based on double...
July 2017 – Florence Roberge

July 2017 – Florence Roberge

After an early career as a printmaker/artist, florence returned to university and became a social worker. Later, she obtained a law degree and worked as a lawyer in the field of aboriginal law, all the while continuing to paint and draw. Since 1999, she has been able to work as an artist full-time. For the last 15 years, she has lived and worked at ‘Bunbury’ on Salt Spring Island. It is an idyllic setting with an ocean view, a large garden and a beautiful studio. Florence does not have a formal fine arts degree but makes no claim to being self-taught. She points to many, generous mentors and colleagues as inspiration. She has also spent several weeks a year in Europe for the last 12 years and has been exposed to the best of European art, both historical and contemporary. Florence’s work has been purchased by private collectors across N. America and in Europe and Australia and is part of several public collections, including that of the Burnaby Art Gallery and of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in...
Sniffing the air…..

Sniffing the air…..

Now this is the way I like to travel ~ in classic car style –  head out the back, sniffing the air and spotting the deer. Today we drove to the beach in the “72  ‘B” , and while I dived for rocks, ( my all time favourite activity )  my owners swam in the ocean for the first time  this season ( can you believe it as I of course swim  year round – bunch of whimps!) . Here is to a great summer of rock gathering and off course picnics on the beach  and island drives in the “B” top down.  Woof woof...
June 2017 – Eva Francis

June 2017 – Eva Francis

Eva Francis is a contemporary West Coast landscape painter. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba, and studied Communication Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Born and raised in the interior of British Columbia, she pursued a career in graphic design. It was at a gallery in Banff, Alberta, where she first saw a painting using wax, then at a number of galleries in Europe where they were labelled as mixed media. Intrigued, she did some research on the internet and found some workshops in the US. Since then she has taken part in a number of shows on the North Shore, Vancouver and Salt Spring Island.   You can find Eva in her garden studio in West Vancouver most days, after she has gone on a hike or snowshoe on the North Shore Mountains. Her windows look out on the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) and Gulf Islands where freighters, seaplanes and flocks of crows are seen on their daily...
A Gulf Islands gem offers hints of the tropics

A Gulf Islands gem offers hints of the tropics

Hedgerow House is recommended as a place to stay in Journey Magazine’s May-June 2017 feature on Salt Spring Island, written by Eric Lucas.    “It’s a quite morning on the placid inlet leading to Ganges, the only town on British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island,” begins Lucas in his summertime feature story.  “The group I’m with on a guided tour has kayaked a few miles down the bay, spotting eagles, otters, oystercatchers, dolphins and seals along the way. Now we beach our boats at tiny Russell Island to tour a historic Hawaiian homestead, part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, and the setting is so sublime that I wade out from the sand and plunge into the emerald water. OK, it’s a little colder than Hawai‘i. “Refreshing,” I wryly announce to my fellow paddlers.   Balmy climate, curving beaches of white sand, dolphins and whales in the distance—Salt Spring must have seemed a bit like home to the Hawaiians who settled here in the 19th century. Called Kanakas, they established homesteads in the pastoral landscape, joining African- Americans who had previously left the U.S., and others, to form a community that remains diverse, distinctive and wholly dedicated to a bucolic lifestyle. Back out in the sun I warm up quickly, and the summer sunshine epitomizes the atmosphere of a place so warmly welcoming that I bet half its visitors vow they’ll move here and join the existing 10,000 residents on this 17-mile-long island paradise. Matters of Taste Contemporary Northwest cuisine—it’s called “West Coast cuisine” in British Columbia—featuring local seafood and produce shines in Ganges, most elegantly at Hastings House Dining Room (a AAA Four Diamond restaurant), House Piccolo and Rock Salt Restaurant. But quality dining also prevails in less-formal settings. Tree House Cafe, in...

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