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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See you again soon, Galiano! Quick coffee at the cute Sturdies Bay Bakery and off we are. What a beautiful sunrise this morning, enjoy your day!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #westcoastlife #bcferries #hellobc #explorebc #travelbc #westcoast #sturdiesbaybakery Good evening and good night from Galiano Island. Bodega Ridge Resort for the night...most amazing hosts and views, what a stunning venue 😊! Check out http://www.bodegaridge.com for info. 
#southerngulfislands #bodegaridgeresort #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #travelbc #westcoast #islandlife #goodnight Happy Monday from the deck of @bcferries! On to some island hopping today, Galiano Island is stop number 1. Spectacular weather for some exploring!

#southerngulfislands #bcferries  #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #galianoisland #islandlife #westcoastlife #westcoast Meet another quirky Southern Gulf Island local: Monique Beaudry, from Moniki'i A La Carte! She is offering fabulous probiotic drinks and food out of her colourful food truck - try the tasty Vietnamese Coffee, a variety of home-made kombucha, sparkling honeywater or real Japanese Shaved Ice in Ganges, Salt Spring Island. Her favorite spot: Chocolate Beach, Third Sister Island, as it is the warmest.

#southerngulfislands #saltspringlife #saltspringislandbc #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #food #localstories #islandlife #westcoastlife #westcoast A Sunday walk amongst Arbutus. What a beautiful setting, here on the Southern Gulf Islands.

#southerngulfislands #arbutus #sundaywalk #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #islandlife #forest #weekendvibes #westcoast Here comes Number 2 of our Locals Series: Tom Bremner, the co-owner of the tasty Mexican restaurant 'El Loco Taco' in Ganges, together with Larry Gorrill. He gave us a great little intro to the newly opened restaurant a few weeks back. Thanks so much, Tom!

#saltspringlife #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationBC #restaurant #ellocotaco #ganges #food #mexicanfood #locals #westcoastlife Feeling creative and love to tell stories? If you are 20 years or younger, you can submit your movie for the Salt Spring Island Youth Film Festival by July 18th! It can be a music video, a documentary or any other genre that you find interesting. The festival will take place on August 18th.

More info on how to apply: https://www.saltspringyouthfilmfest.com/

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #saltspringlife #saltspringisland #saltspringtourism #youth #festival #reel #film #youthfilmfestival Congratulations to @saltspringwildcider for being awarded 9 times this year with the #SeattleCiderAwards...another reason to visit this summer :-)! #saltspringlife  #saltspringtourism #cider #southerngulfislands #hellobc #ferriesbc #destinationBC #explorebc #islandlife #summer #drinks A walk to Fernwood Peer and a piece of cake at Fernwood Road Cafe maybe? What is your favorite way to spend a relaxed day?

#destinationBC #saltspringisland #saltspringtourism #fernwood #exploreBC #southerngulfislands #bcferries #helloBC #islandlife Thanks to @bcharpgirl for this wonderful shot, taken during a beach walk on Pender Island. The starfish was saved, such an amazing sea creature. Beautiful island life!

#southerngulfislands #islandlife #penderisland #hellobc #destinationBC #bcferries #explorebc #westcoastlife #westcoast #tourismbc #beachlife Beautiful evening at Churchill Beach, Salt Spring Island. Hope your weekend was as good! What did you get up to?

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #saltspringislandbc #saltspringtourism #islandlife #beachlife Thanks @galianoconservancy for sharing this fun gem. The #broombashers at work on Mount Sutil, taking care of the ecosystem on this precious piece of land. Thanks for your hard work!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #environment #islandlife #destinationBC #explorebc A beautiful sunset calls for a relaxed walk by the shoreline and a chat with a friend. Have a great weekend!

Photo by @jessischlegelpt

#southerngulfislands #destinationBC #explorebc #islandlife #adventures #sunset #bcferries We hope you had a fabulous long weekend - enjoy the sun! The best things in life are not things :-). #southerngulfislands #islandlife #bcferries #explorebc #destinationBC #summertime #beautifulbc 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