Reid Island is named after Captain James Murray Reid, of the Brigantine
Vancouver, for 28 years of service to the Hudson Bay Company. Captain Reid was
from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, and came to the coast in 1852. There used to be a
Japanese saltery at the south end of the island, but all that remains now are
old wooden pilings.
Reid is 225 acres in size, divided into about 36 properties. There are about
10 km of private walking trails on the island. Reid Island is in a weather
zone categorized as "Sub-Mediterranean" and is the only such zone in Canada.
Reid Island will have properties come on the market from time to time.
However, there's no public access.
Map courtesy of a Reid Island resident
Map of Reid Island
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Contact Li Read at Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring), 4 - 105 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V5; Direct Tel: 1-250-537-7647