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Established in 1982 by Gladys & Kevin McCarthy, Glad’s Ice Cream and Sweets Shop has been an iconic destination stop for
visitors and locals alike to Salt Spring Island.

Centrally located at the famous
Ganges Harbour, Glad’s is famous for its wide variety of frozen treats served in their delicious home-made waffle cones. Whether you’re in the mood for delicious ice cream, frozen fruit yogurts, vegan soft serve, mountainous multi flavored snowcones, locally made fruitsicles or cold refreshing slushies, you’ll find them all at Glad’s. And you’ll enjoy “the largest ice cream scoops in Canada” served by the famous Glad’s Girls. When you visit beautiful Salt Spring Island take the time to stop at Glad’s and you too will say:





This is a really nice local place. Staff was very kind and very warm. They have a lot of options and it was super tasty. thanks so much for the warm welcome guys and I hope to be back the next time I'm on Salt Spring!

Richard Singh

Good ice cream spot. Right in the center of thevillage. You can smell the waffle cones being made from everywhere in the vllage. Must stop summer time tradition.

Michael Guelker

I have grown up coming to this place, and their frozen yogurt has become a highlight of my summers. Counting down the days until I am there again this summer! It's delicious and the cutest little ice cream shop.

Kelly s

Fantastic service! Staff was super friendly, ice cream tasted wonderful. The employer works with his employees as a team unit, and as a result my treat arrived in perfect time, despite the over-crowded store. I've never seen a cuter shop, and would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. :D

Abigail W

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