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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Throwback image - a lovely fall day this last weekend. Enjoy the colours and get those gum boots out for a relaxed walk in the forest. Happy Friday!

#southerngulfislands #fall #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #westcoastlife #september #forest #bcferries While visiting beautiful Saturna Island this summer, we met up with Grouchy Crab Pottery owner Trisha DeJoseph, and chatted a bit about her favourite thing to do next to creating unique art pieces: enjoying her perfect onshore whale watching spot. Thanks for having us and sharing tips:-)! #whalewatching #art #pottery  #southerngulfislands #saturnaisland #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries #explorebc Our friend Meghan thought this one was her favorite winner. Having lots of fun at the Fall Fair😁! https://www.saltspringtourism.com/event/salt-spring-island-fall-fair/

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationBC #hellobc #westcoastlife Salt Spring Island Fair...want to be amazed by the biggest pumpkins and best beet roots you have ever seen? Come by today and join the fun!

https://www.saltspringtourism.com/event/salt-spring-island-fall-fair/

#saltspringisland #fallfair #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #bcferries #exploreBC #hellobc The Salt Spring Island Fall Fair goes into its second round today. Doors opened at 9am already....Woolie and Anton are waiting for you:-)! https://www.saltspringtourism.com/event/salt-spring-island-fall-fair/

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #fallfair #westcoast #islandlife We visited the beautiful Poet's Cove Resort on Pender Island this summer, and had a chat with bartender Angela at the Siren's Pub. Awesome drinks and super friendly staff - a great place to visit :-)! #southerngulfislands #poetscoveresort #sirenspub #penderisland #hellobc #destinationBC #exploreBC #islandlife #westcoastlife Remembering a warm summer evening on Salt Spring Island this June. Beautiful memories, let's hope it will be a mild September ☺️! #saltspringtourism #saltspringisland #beachlife #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #explorebc #hellobc #westcoastlife #westcoast Today's Pride Parade on Salt Spring Island - a fabulous community event...colourful, diverse and open to everyone. What a great day 🌈! #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #explorebc #pride #saltspringpride #hellobc Don't forget to check out amazingly huge pumpkins, hilarious zucchini races, sheep dog demonstrations and sooo much more at the Salt Spring Island Fall Fair, taking place on September 15 and 16, 2018!

Locals and visitors alike mingle on the grounds of the Farmers' Institute since 1895 to enjoy live music and hundreds of displays - while enjoying delicious fair food...come join the fun:-)! #southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #fallfair #farmersinstitute #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc Wonderful Saturna - the view from Mount Warburton Pike this August. Just stunning, the beauty this island has to offer. Come visit and see for yourself:-)! #southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #mountwarburtonpike #destinationBC #saturnaisland #westcoastlife #islandlife From September 5th to 9th, join Salt Spring Island for their unique, totally people-powered Pride Festivities - including a Drag Karaoke Night, Queer Poetry Reading and the fabulous Saturday Pride Parade!

Find more event info on http://daissi.org/salt-spring-pride/

#saltspringpride #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #weareSGI Workshops on the Rock is accepting workshop proposals for the 2019 season in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Dance, Writing, Drama, and Music. The workshops should be half or one day long, and will be offered on Fridays or Saturdays at Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, during Jan, Feb and March.

For more information please contact wor@ssartscouncil.com or check out the SS Arts Council website: https://ssartscouncil.com/in-house-proposals/

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #workshops #workshopsontherock #hellobc #destinationbc #exploreBC #bcferries #westcoastlife #saltspringartscouncil #dance #art #writing #music We spoke to Rob Underhill from the Mayne Island Conservancy when we visited Mayne last month. He loves the family-friendly environment and welcoming community here - a great place for young families:-). #weareSGI #southerngulfislands #mayne #mayneisland #explorebc #destinationbc #bcferries #mayneislandconservancy #hellobc We were lucky enough to visit Bodega Ridge Resort on Galiano Island for a relaxed summer evening and a stroll through the fields. Always a fabulous way to unwind, try it out for yourself next time you visit🍷🌞: http://www.bodegaridge.com

#southerngulfislands #bodegaridgeresort #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc Beautiful flower stands like this one you can find all over the Southern Gulf Islands...they invite guests to buy a bunch of fresh flowers every day of the week. Happy long sunny weekend - treat yourself to some gorgeous local flowers maybe :-)?! #southerngulfislands #flowers #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #islandlife #westcoastlife #westcoast Happy Saturday from Mayne Island... we hope you enjoy this beautiful long weekend break!

#southerngulfislands #mayne #mayneisland #islandlife #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC Let's welcome the rain and cooler days, finally some rest for animals and nature. A peaceful walk over the meadows feels so refreshing today.

#southerngulfislands #islandlife #rest #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #farmlife #peace #nature Sunny Mayne Bakery is the perfect spot for a rainy day like today :-)! We met the owner Bruce for a quick interview last month and tried some tasty breakfast and sweet treats....delicious!

#mayneisland #southerngulfislands #sunnymaynebakery #hellobc #explorebc #destinationbc #islandlife #westcoast A Monday morning stroll through Mayne Island's Japanese Gardens clears the mind gets us ready for the week ahead. Have a wonderful day!

#southerngulfislands #mayne #mayneisland #japanesegardens #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #bcferries Wonderful times on Pender Island we had, where we met up with Charlene Hall from Island Girls Eclectic Boutique. She is a jewellery and clothing designer - and her store holds so many beautiful treasures! Come and check it out on your next visit.

#southerngulfislands #penderisland #islandgirlsboutique #islandlife #hellobc #explorebc #bcferries #destinationBC #art #design