Category Archives: Projects

Cowichan Valley Trail Parking Lot Project

CVT Parking Lot and Roadside Trail Project North Watts Road

A new parking lot and roadside pathway portion of the CVT will be under construction for approximately 12 weeks, starting mid – January 2023.

The existing informal parking lot area at North Watts Road & Chemainus Road will be closed with no CVT connection through this area during construction.

For safety, please respect construction areas, posted sign, and fencing.

CONTACT: CVRD Parks & Trails 250-746-2660 or parks [at] cvrd [dot] bc [dot] ca

Cowichan Valley Parking Lot And Roadside Trail Project photo by Tim Godau

Saltair Water System Receives 3.9 Million in Funding For Filtration Upgrade

3.9 Million in Funding Received for Filtration Upgrade Project

Saltair is receiving 3.9 million government funding to begin a water filtration upgrade project required to meet provincial drinking water guidelines.  Please read the attached official news release from the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

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Community Centre Roofing Project Completed

Saltair  Society is pleased to announce the completion of the Saltair Centre roofing project.

Our Torch On roof consists of two layers of modified asphalt that are usually melted together by a torch – hence the name. This creates a roof that is resistant to ultraviolet light and a waterproof barrier, ideal for Vancouver Island’s wet and rainy climate.

View of Community Centre new torch on roofing system

Because it is tear and puncture resistant, a torch-on roof will need less repairs over its lifetime. The roofing material won’t melt in the sun or become brittle. It is fire resistant.

You can expect a long life from a properly applied torch-on roof. Because of its durability, typically a span of  20 years, if installed by a professional roofing company.  The Centre’s roof was installed by TopLine Roofing and has been inspected and approved by West Coast Roofing Inspection Services.


Saltair Centre Roofing Project Underway

Wondering what is happening at the Saltair Community Center?

Temporary safety railings have been installed. The crew from Top Line Roofing Company are working diligently. to take advantage of the sunny weather.

Well,  blue skies and warm temperatures have allowed for the much anticipated Saltair Centre re-roofing project to begin.

Inside, the Centre is a hive of activity with daycare, fiber arts, massage therapy, mom’s  group  and a large co-op of  Artist’s  creating wonderful works of art.

Community spirit and   energy is alive and well in Saltair.

Posted by Saltair Society


Saltair Gathers to View Sesquicentennial Quilt

Saltair is such a small hamlet that it isn’t on most maps, but there are many significant places with a rich history in this little unincorporated town. We marvel at our surroundings. The beauty of the ever-changing water, meadows and mountains is breath taking.

Boulder Point/Big Rock Beach at low Tide

In the fall of 2016 some members of the Saltair Community Society suggested that it would be nice to do something special for Canada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Among other ideas, someone asked me if I would head such a project and create a quilt that would portray the area and celebrate this special occasion.

Canada Day 150th

It had been a dream of mine for several years to create a quilt that would help represent this small community in a worthy manner and let people know about a unique way of life by those of us who have come from far and wide to live in this pristine setting. I have been a part of this community since 1975 and love how people interact and celebrate each significant holiday with each other.

Our newly created Community Centre became the perfect place for a small group of quilters to meet every week. They agreed to contribute their talents to this massive project. We called ourselves “The Saltair Quilters”. The work began in November 2016 and that is how my dream became a reality.

Winter time planning stages of the 150 Quilt.

After putting this wonderful art project together I spent a total of 64 hours quilting it. I want to make special mention of Mary Chudy from the Crofton Quilters who created and contributed the organza leaves. Then my friend Bronwen Cossey serged the quilt panels and the borders. The Saltair Quilters spent a happy day attaching the leaves in a way that represents the falling leaves of autumn and the passing of time.

Saltair Quilters

Did you find the Big Rock and Stocking Creek Falls? Look for the Old Plantation and the Station House. What about the Saltair Pub and Porter’s Dairy? There is the entrance to Diana Park and not to forget the Coastal Messenger, the ship that has been sailing these seas for many years, bringing the Good News wherever it docked. Then there is the Davis Lagoon Bridge, without which it would be impossible to access Saltair from the north end.

Ta Dahhh Here it is the Saltair 150 Quilt


To those of you who have lived in this unique community for many years and also to those of you who have found this hamlet more recently and decided to call it “home”, we are thrilled to present this quilt.

Christa Stegemann