We are conveniently located within ten minutes of the ferry terminal and fifteen minutes from Victoria International airport. The picturesque town of Sidney by the Sea is less than 10 minutes away and Victoria downtown is a 30 min drive from The Salal.
Our rural neighbourhood on Vancouver Island is dotted with farm stalls and farmer's markets.
More information on how to get here and what to bring will be provided with your registration package.
Relax in the comfort of your private room with a view of the lush greenery surrounding the property. All rooms have a private bathroom, wood paneling, and a gas heater for your comfort. We have six rooms with two single beds in each.
A Blend of Taste and Nourishment
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the events in the Cantina (pictured above) and are included in all the gathering events. The tasteful and healthful meals at the Salal are made with ingredients from our edible labyrinth and/or sourced from other island gardeners/farmers. Every effort is made to ensure that our food is obtained from organic and ethical sources.
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know during registration.
Ayurvedic Cooking Classes
Periodically, we offer interactive cooking classes inspired by the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda to teach simple recipes to promote a healthy, balanced, and ecofriendly approach to nourishment . Workshops can be scheduled upon request.
Soak in the island's fresh air at our picturesque property. Get together with other guests to build connections or simply, be. Here are some of the outdoor options at the Salal:
Unleash your unexplored creative talents in this room. Our traditional Swedish looms are a work of art in themselves. You can learn the basics of weaving as an option during the full package. Or sign up for a weaving workshop to create a personal piece of art to bring home.
The Nest provides additional space for meetings, discussions, or workshops in a formal and informal setting. Whiteboard, data projector and screen are available upon request
Or just curl up with a book near the fireplace!
The bright and inviting foyer of the Salal is for interacting with other guests, or simply contemplating the day's events on our comfy couches, with a hot beverage.
An enticing space for exploring universal rhythms: dance to awaken joy; flex your body to the timeless moves of Yoga or Qi-Gong; explore the calm through sound-meditation; and experience the blending of musical and human interaction in the drumming circle.
Or just sit by the fireplace and relax!
Our labyrinth is filled with a varied selection of fruits, berries, medicinal herbs, vegetables and other flora. Feast all your senses in this unique space, while on a contemplative or educational walk. Feel free to pause for meditation at the centre of the labyrinth. The 1.2 km labyrinth walk can take from 20 - 40 minutes, depending on your pace and desire.
Hike or Walk in the Horth Hill Provincial Park in the vicinity of the Salal. There are lush green walking trails surrounding the property, and ocean walks nearby. Watch out for the many stately steeds in our neighbourhood who also frequent these paths.
A magical gathering place to reflect and share at the end of the day. Or just relax and enjoy the open fire.