Explore the Southern Gulf Islands, BC

Winter is a great time to visit the Southern Gulf Islands . Nestled between Vancouver Island and the Vancouver Mainland, the Southern Gulf Islands are a perfect getaway for outdoor adventure, farm-fresh food and drink, arts and culture entertainment and wellness retreats. Long walks in the woods and along beaches make for memorable family time or for romantic couple’s escapes. And at the end of the day, tuck into one of our many places to stay on our islands in front of a fire and a warm embrace!

The Southern Gulf Islands are recognized as a world-classed destination to visit, including being recently featured in the New York Times as one of the “52 Places to go in 2016”. Why not spend some time on neighbouring islands, have some island hopping fun and find out what all of the fuss is about!

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The Galiano Saturday Market starts again on May 19th - each weekend until October 6th. It features locally grown farm produce and fruits, fresh-baked goodies, hand-made art work, a fabulous selection of jams/jellies, knitted goods, fresh coffee, local musicians and soo much more. From 10am to 2pm, don't miss out!

Photo Source: @galphotog / Henny Schnare

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #bcferries #islandlife #farmersmarket #explorebc #destinationBC Have a wonderful Mother's Day - we hope you can enjoy this sunny day out on the beach or in the park with your loved ones!

#southerngulfislands #destinationbc #explorebc #bcferries #islandlife #mothersday #weekend #welovemom Happy Friday - how about you take some time to sit down and have a chat with a friend over a coffee or tea this weekend? Here, on the Southern Gulf Islands, we always find some time to listen...to ourselves, the silence or good friends, telling us their story 💜. #southerngulfislands #explorebc #destinationBC #ferriesbc #islandlife #welovewherewelive #saltspringlife #weekend #friends #relax #holiday Come and meet some of the interesting and diverse people that call the Southern Gulf Islands their home. Let's start with Joe Clemente aka Banana Joe: this dedicated botanist has been growing palm trees and banana trees on Salt Spring Island for over 30 years - walk through the botanical gardens of the Magnolia Petal B&B and learn about Tikis, Hawaiian culture on The Rock and Salt Spring's micro-climate.

#destinationbc #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #saltspringtourism #bananajoe #palmtree #ferriesbc #islandlife #botanist #botanicalgardens #travelbc #weareSGI #localstories The weekend is nearly here, and with it relaxed evenings by the beach. We can't wait to watch stunning sunsets on the Southern Gulf Islands...come join!

#destinationBC  #southerngulfislands #tourismbc  #beachlife #happyplace #westcoastlife #lovewhereyoulive #bcferries Our furry friend Kahu loves exploring the lush forest trails on Salt Spring Island, and we are happy spring is back in all its glory! Enjoy a walk in the forest this week, and breathe in some fresh air ...enjoy :-)! #explorebc #destinationBC #southerngulfislands #islandlife #saltspringisland #tourismbc #tourismsaltspring #saltspringlife #saltspringislandbc #spring #rainforest #bcferries #travelbc Fall in love with Salt Spring Island during the February Festival! A spectacular fall day for a hike on the #southerngulfislands! 😎🌲🍂🌿🍁🍃
📷 by @jonsuk When life is busy AND you’re desiring maximum relaxation, going by @saltspringair floatplane is one of the best ways to achieve a quick getaway. How about this weekend, where you can take in the Saturday Market and the Sip And Savour Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival? 🥗🍢🧀🍷🥂🍻
📷 by @jonsuk A magical summer moment on Salt Spring Island. A great place to book for your next getaway.
📷 by @jonsuk A panoramic view from aboard #BCFerries Salish Eagle. Swipe left to see the whole vista ⬅️🤚🏼
📷 by @jonsuk New horizons.
We extend a warm welcome to one of the new @bcferries vessels, Salish Eagle, which entered into service in the #southerngulfislands this week.
📷 by @jonsuk When you visit the Southern Gulf Islands, one of the @bcferries vessels you might get to be aboard is the Queen of Cumberland. This ferry makes regular trips to Pender, Mayne, Saturna and Galiano islands. Here, she cruises past Beaver Point on Salt Spring Island at sunset, bound for her berth at Swartz Bay.
📷 by @jonsuk A beautiful sail past along Pender Island by tall ship training vessels, “Pacific Grace” and “Pacific Swift.”
📷 @JonSuk “Fly me to the moon…”
…or at least to the Southern Gulf Islands 😉 Sausages…er…sea lions lounging on shoals at low tide. A common sight in the Salish Sea. 🌊 Excited to open the envelope and see the free @parks.canada Discovery Pass to celebrate Canada 150. Did you know the Southern Gulf Islands are home to one of the country’s newest national parks, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve? 
Adventures ahead! 📷: @jonsuk Thank you to our followers, visitors and islanders for an amazing year of experiencing the magic and discovery of the Southern Gulf Islands. Here are our #2016bestnine most liked images. We loved all the contributions of photographers who shared their wonderful captures around our islands. Let the adventure continue in 2017! The lights are on at Mayne Island!
Lighting of the Japanese Garden
December 17th to 31st – 5pm to 7 pm except Christmas Eve
Dinner Bay, Mayne Island. Happy Winter Solstice! ❄☀️😎
Longer days, eggnog and good cheer ahead! 📷 This morning’s sunrise captured from aboard @gulfislandswatertaxi M.V. Ganges Hawk by @jonsuk