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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Let's go and play in the forest! Gum boots out and do it - followed by a nice warm drink...best way to spend a relaxed Saturday ☺️. #southerngulfislands #westcoastlife #islandlife #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #forest # walkinthewoods #nature #relax #weekendvibes #weekend #beautifulbc Throwback to a calm sea view last week - what a beautiful place we live in. Have a wonderful weekend!

#southerngulfislands #bcferries #oceanviews #onaboat #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #islandlife #westcoastlife #weekend It is that time of year again...the Santa Ship, hosted by the Lions Club International, is coming to the Southern Gulf Islands! On Saturday, December 15th, it will make it's way to the islands yet again - hohoho and see you there!

Find more info here:
 http://southerngulfislands.com/events/santa-ship-0

Saturna Island: 11am

Pender Island: 12.30pm

Mayne Island, Miners Bay: 2.30pm

Galiano Island, Montague: 4.15pm

Salt Spring Island, Coast Guard Dock: 6.15pm

#southerngulfislands #lionsclub #lionsclubinternational #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #islandlife #santaiscoming #onaboat #santaship #westcoastlife tY Rainy days ask for ruthless measures.... like delicious bakery treats to sweeten a cosy afternoon inside ☺️. Sunny Mayne Bakery Cafe has exactly that!

#sunnymaynebakery #mayneisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #vanisland #islandlife #destinationBC #treats #rainydays #winter #westcoastlife #relax #indulge A walk in the woods, such a calming experience. Exploring the forests on the islands just never gets old 💗. Mayne Island, Mt. Parke Park.

#southerngulfislands #destinationBC #explorebc #hellobc #westcoastlife #forest #peace #walkinthewoods #magic #islandlife #exploreoutside #gooutside #nature #gaia #mayneisland Meet the amazing Conny Nordin - she and her husband Mel bought the Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa in 2000 and transformed it into the beautiful oasis of tranquility it is now. Conny has been on Galiano Island for nearly 20 years and even though they have now retired from the hotel management responsibilities, she still is always right in the action, holds the position of President of the Chamber of Commerce - and is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to where to go and what to do on this fantastic island. Thanks so much for having us!

#galianoinnspa #galianoisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #bcferries #exploreBC #destinationBC #relax #weareSGI #westcoastlife #islandlife #localstories Bc Ferries surprises us with their creative toiletpaper roll Christmas tree! What an amazing idea - go green, recycle and be merry 🎄☺️! #bcferries #southerngulfislands #Christmas #recycle #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #beautifulbc #creative #westcoastlife What better thing is there to do on a rainy day than going for a walk in the lush rainforest? Maaybee a hot chocolate after. Mayne Island's Mt. Parke trails are perfect for a little stroll... or a longer one.

#southerngulfislands #mayneisland #destinationBC #explorebc #hellobc #rainyday #walk #walkinthewoods #rainforests #relax #winter Open Mic Night at Bennett Bay Bistro, Mayne Island. Awesome songs, performed by Matt Hyndman and the Reservations☺️☺️☺️. #southerngulfislands #bennettbaybistro #hellobc #explorebc #beautifulbc #destinationBC #westcoastlife #islandlife #livemusic #localartists #supportlocal #openmic Open Mic Night at the Bennett Bay Bistro, Mayne Island, just started with Anita's and Brandon's  beautiful performance. Every 2nd Sunday of the month - stop by for a drink and enjoy the amazing artists that make this island so special.

#southerngulfislands #bennettbaybistro #hellobc #destinationBC #beautifulbc #mayneisland #openmic #explorebc Want to spend a cosy staycation on the West Coast this winter? Check www.bcferries.com for departure times to the Southern Gulf Islands...tranquility awaits.

#bcferries #hellobc #explorebc #beautifulbc #westcoastlife #islandlife #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #tranquility #nature #wintertrips #relax #staycation Winter sunsets on the Southern Gulf Islands are just amazing. Hop on the ferry for the weekend and hide away in a cosy bnb....there is nothing more peaceful than a stroll along these quiet beaches ☺️. #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #hellobc #explorebc #nature #relax #beach #weekend #getaway #westcoast #beautifulbc #sunset Thanks @m.nightingale_  for this wonderful shot, taken this week on Saturna Island. These mild and sunny winter days on the islands certainly invite for a little weekend trip :-)! #gulfislands #saturnaisland #photography #bcferries #sunrise #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #nature #sunset #beautifulwestcoast Jana’s Bake Shop, Salt Spring Island, is inviting you to a Thank You event on December 7th, 5-7pm, at their kitchen.

Join for a book signing of The Little Island Bake Shop. The bakery will be serving up nibbles of their favorite recipes from the book as well as some local drinks. Location: Unit 15-315 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island.

#southerngulfislands #bcferries #bakery #thelittleislandbakeshop #saltspringislandbc #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #localstories #supportlocal When boarding the Salish Eagle last month we met Renee Savage - she has been with @bcferries for almost 17 years! Renee lives on Salt Spring Island and really loves Fernwood Cafe and the Walker Hook area for a nice little stroll. Her favourite recommendation for a longer walk on the island is Ruckle Park. Thanks for the tips, Renee ☺️! #saltspringislandbc #bcferries #southerngulfislands #weareSGI #boattrip #interview #beautifulwestcoast #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #walk #hike #rucklepark #fernwoodcafe #onaboat What a day to explore around the islands and stroll through the forests - natural beauty at Active Passage on Galiano Island. Hope you spent some time out there today 🌞! #galianoisland #activepassage #southerngulfislands #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #bcferries Thanks @activebeach for sharing this fantastic picture, taken at Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island. What a stunning view!

#southerngulfislands #rucklepark #saltspringislandbc #hellobc #ferriesbc #destinationBC #explorebc #wild #nature Are you ready for Christmas? On December 8th, from 1pm to 3.30pm, @alchemyfarmstudio on Salt Spring Island offers a winter wreath making workshop. Participants will get a step by step instruction on how to make their own willow wreath - from constructing the wreath base to decorating it with a variety of natural materials from the farm - holly, cedar, berries, seed pods, as well as ribbons, bells and more.

All supplies - coffee, tea, water and snack - are included in the fee of $75. Find more information at www.alchemyfarm.ca

#southerngulfislands #Christmas #hellobc  #destinationBC #exploreBC #bcferries #workshops #alchemyfarm #event #wreath #saltspringislandbc Introducing the amazing Nyasha Denny - she has been living on Galiano Island for the past 5 years and in that time not only started her spice company @islandspicehouse, but also works as a reflexologist and Spa Coordinator at the Galiano Inn Spa - plus, she is also part of the @galianohealingcollective, a community organization offering massage and reflexology treatments. Talk about a diverse skill set...awesome!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #galianohealingcollective #islandspicehouse #galianoinnspa #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationBC #bcferries #exploreBC #weareSGI #galianooceanfrontinnandspa Thanks to @penderisland for sharing this absolutely stunning image. Medicine Beach on Pender Island....just wow! 📷 @ryuki_t

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #penderisland #destinationBC #explorebc #westcoastlife #islandlife #night #beach #rainforest