The Salt Spring Accommodation Group offers memberships to Accommodation Providers on Salt Spring Island (Bed + Breakfasts, Cottages, Short Term Rentals (STR)/ Vacation Rentals, etc.)



2024 Membership is $150 / year

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$150/ year

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$150 / year

The Salt Spring Accommodation Group (SSAG) is an independent non-profit society run by and for accommodation providers on Salt Spring Island that is uniquely positioned to take on an Advocacy role for its members. 

Other government funded bodies, like Salt Spring Tourism or Southern Gulf Island Tourism, cannot take on any advocacy role; only marketing. 

This has left accommodation providers, the backbone of the tourism industry here on Salt Spring Island, with only SSAG to advocate on their behalf.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Accommodation is an important resource here on Salt Spring Island, and your membership not only supports the business of your accommodation, but also allows you to help guide how accommodation providers are treated by governing bodies at all levels. 

Currently, SSAG is actively monitoring and advocating for our members with the following governing bodies to create a WIN/WIN scenario.

  • Islands Trust 
  • Capital Regional District (CRD) 
  • BC Government 
  • Federal Government 
  • Housing Initiatives

Your SSAG membership will give you access to:

  • Instructions on what to do if you receive a “Cease + Desist” Letter for your accommodation from Island Trust.

  • SSAG White Paper + Summary of upcoming legislation and how it will affect the operations of your accommodation.

  • Legal Opinion on Bylaw #355 – which regulates  Tourism Accommodations on Salt Spring (incl Bed & Breakfasts, Cottages, Short Term Rentals (STR), etc.) created by Cox + Taylor, one of the leading law firms  on municipal law  based in Victoria, paid for by SSAG for use by our members.

  • Quarterly updates on SSAG’s advocacy efforts.

  • Member-Only forum where  you can find answers from fellow accommodation providers

  • Plus support from the SSAG board, your fellow accommodation providers – a number of whom can offer you their personal experience in dealing with issues just like this.

Also, if you’d like to be more directly involved in these advocacy efforts, please reach out to us!

ASK YOURSELF…

When you travel, who do you usually ask about what to do, where to go or where to eat?

Your accommodation provider

…especially in locally, independently run B+Bs and vacation rentals, like those here on Salt Spring island 😉 

Word of mouth is one of the very best forms of marketing. 

And with the Salt Spring Accommodation Group Island Information Book at your fingers, you’ll be able to be the consummate host and local expert for all of your guests – whether you’re there in person or if you leave the SSAG Island Information  book for them to look through. 

The SSAG Island Information Book is the most comprehensive visitor resource available and is only available to members of SSAG. As part of your membership, you receive a complimentary copy of the Information Book and can purchase additional copies for a nominal price. 

Just imagine your guests settling into their room and picking up our full coloured information book, savouring all that they are going to do during their stay here. Where they are going to eat. Where they are going to shop. Which farm stands they are going to hit. Which galleries they MUST visit. And which trails they’re going to hike. 

We also include other important, but sometimes overlooked information, such as who to contact in an emergency and other important transportation information. 

…even the names of local realtors and wedding venues, because you never know… your guests might love their visit to Salt Spring so much that they might want to get married here or want to move here one day! 

And with the Salt Spring Accommodation Group Island Information Book at your fingers, you’ll be able to be the consummate host and local expert for all of your guests – whether you’re there in person or if you leave the SSAG Island Information  book for them to look through. 

The SSAG Island Information Book is the most comprehensive visitor resource available and is only available to members of SSAG. As part of your membership, you receive a complimentary copy of the Information Book and can purchase additional copies for a nominal price. 

Just imagine your guests settling into their room and picking up our full coloured information book, savouring all that they are going to do during their stay here. Where they are going to eat. Where they are going to shop. Which farm stands they are going to hit. Which galleries they MUST visit. And which trails they’re going to hike. 

We also include other important, but sometimes overlooked information, such as who to contact in an emergency and other important transportation information. 

…even the names of local realtors and wedding venues, because you never know… your guests might love their visit to Salt Spring so much that they might want to get married here or want to move here one day! 

A Complimentary Copy of the Island Information Books is included with your membership! 

With additional copies available for purchase.

Other Guide Book Features:

  • Full Menus from many of the island’s restaurants

  • Dedicated sections on:

    annual events, kids activities, pet friendly options, island experiences, food + beverage, agritourism + farm stands, the arts + studio tour, shops + boutiques, wedding + events, and Realtors 

  • And a list of all our accommodation members, with all your contact details

    – yet another way to advertise your accommodation!

Available in Print and Online

A great resource for all of your guests

If you have any editorial content you’d like to see included in the 2024 guide, please reach out us at  saltspringaccommodations@gmail.com

ADVERTISE  WITH US

Also, add a FULL or HALF Page Full Colour Advertisement in the Info Book for your Accommodation, by March 15th, 2024 and you’ll get a 10% discount. 

SSAG Members Ad Prices:

FULL PAGE – $180 $200   ($90 $100 per additional page)
HALF PAGE – $135 $150 

You’ll also be able to access to advertising options only available to members: QUARTER PAGE AD – $75 

Please note that these Early Bird prices all go up March 15th, 2024!

Wait! We’re not done yet.

With your membership, you also get an accommodation listing on saltspringaccommodation.ca.  This site received over 4000 visitors a month during the booking season from potential guests 

This robust platform allows members to find the perfect place to stay and allows them to search our members directory by date, availability, location, and amenities.

And links guests back to your preferred booking platform.

Special Website Features:

  • Add an additional LOCAL platform to list your accommodation on

    with ZERO commissions on the bookings it generates for you! (unlike other major platforms)

  • Listing in the SSAG Availability engine

    Receive an email notification when your accommodation fits what guests are searching for on the SSAG website. All you’ll need to do to secure these bookings is respond to the guest email inquiry in your inbox!

OK, last but not least.

Extra Perks 

Our members also get: 

– 10% off all your business grocery purchases at Country Grocery

– Other retail / services discounts to be announced

Sounds pretty good, right?

Become A Member Today!

SIGN UP NOW! 

$150 / year

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW

$150 / year.