Class Information

Classes will be held on picturesque Salt Spring Island. Many have been drawn to its shores and have recognized it as one of the world’s best places to stay. The accommodations on Salt Spring Island range from quaint cabins to luxurious Bed & Breakfasts, to motels and hotels, as can be seen via links at the bottom of the Salt Spring page on our website.

Location of the classes will be at the Harbour House Hotel in Ganges. The Harbour House is holding a limited number of rooms for us. Please call them and mention that you are coming for the Three Principles School in order to receive the special group rate. This discounted rate is not available if you book via their website.

Tuition is $525 per person, U.S. funds; we have kept tuition as low as possible for this session. If you are in a position to give an additional amount as a donation in support of the Foundation mission, it would be gratefully accepted. To do so, please visit our Donations page.

Demand for enrollment is high, so we suggest getting your tuition payment in as soon as possible. We will contact you once your tuition is received, and confirm your registration.

The program will begin with a “Meet & Greet,” where a plentiful assortment of appetizers will be served, Friday, June 21st at 7:00 PM. We encourage you to arrive on Salt Spring a day or two early in order to rest and settle in. We will wrap up by lunchtime on Monday, June 24th.

If we are unable to accommodate you at this session of the school, we will let you know about future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Getting to Salt Spring Island From Vancouver International Airport
You can get a shuttle to the South Airport from the main terminal and catch a float plane to Ganges, where the Harbour House is located. Float plane companies can be found on our website’s Salt Spring page. Please contact them ahead of time for reservations.

Alternatively, you can arrange for a bus via Pacific Coach Lines or get a taxi to take you to the Tsawwassen BC Ferries terminal, just south of the airport. You can also rent a car and drive onto the ferry, but it may be more economical to arrange for a car rental on Salt Spring, as ferry rates for vehicles are high.

If you drive onto the ferry, reservations are recommended. From Tsawwassen, you can go directly to Long Harbour on Salt Spring, or you can take a ferry to Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island, where you can connect to the Fulford Harbour ferry to Salt Spring. Please check schedules carefully, as ferry travel from Vancouver to Salt Spring can take up to 3 ½ hours.

From Victoria International Airport
You can take a taxi to Swartz Bay (approx. 10 minutes away) to catch the Fulford ferry to Salt Spring. This is a 35 minute ride. For instructions on getting from Fulford Harbour to Ganges, please refer to paragraph directly above this one.
Transportation
If you plan to rent a car on Salt Spring, please book ahead as they have a limited number of vehicles: Saltspring Car Rental They will meet you at the Long Harbour Ferry terminal or at the float plane dock, and be sure to mention the Three Principles School when you book, for a waiver of pick-up/drop-off fees. If you come into Fulford Harbour, you can most likely catch the community bus. Check ahead of time for schedules and fares—exact change only, Canadian or US funds) or take a pre-arranged taxi to Ganges.
PLEASE NOTE: Cell phone reception is unreliable in certain parts of the island, particularly the Fulford Harbour area. If you have further questions, please email Jane Tucker.

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