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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Spending a night at the lovely Poet's Cove Resort, reading up on Pender's history and background stories. What a treat, such a peaceful stunning place this is ☺️! #poetscoveresort
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#penderisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #destinationbc #westcoastlife #resorts #islandlife #relax #wine Amazing sunsets can be viewed from Spotlight Drive on Galiano. Woooow! Good evening and good night ☺️! #galianoisland #southerngulfislands #beachlife #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bcferries #sunset Finishing off a long travel day at the awesome Hummingbird Pub on Galiano Island...with the delicious Garden Medley Sandwich made from scratch by head chef Jeremy. Have a chat with Mia when you are here, such a fun and friendly host!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #bcferries #hummingbirdpub #hummingbird #westcoastlife #islandlife #food #tasty #pub The Galiano Inn - Oceanfront Inn & Spa surprises us with phenomenal ocean views and a beautiful patio fireplace. What an amazing getaway for a cosy autumn visit 🌞☺️! #southerngulfislands #galianoinn #galianoinnspa #relax #autumn #fall #hellobc  #destinationBC #bcferries #explorebc #islandlife #westcoastlife A peaceful boat ride over to Galiano Island...what an amazing way to start the day. Jump onboard to spend a relaxing weekend on the Southern Gulf Islands this fall.

#southerngulfislands #bcferries #peace #destinationBC #explorebc #hellobc #islandlife #ferryride #quiet Please meet the amazing Lorell Gienow - she has lived on Saturna for 2 1/2 years now, loves the community feeling, peace and quiet and the spectacular hiking. Over half of Saturna is National Park land.

Her favorite place is Winter Cove, Come over for a peaceful afternoon stroll around Ganges - fall on the islands is just a wonderful time ☺️! #southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #fall #peaceful #hellobc #bcferries #destinationbc #explorebc #saltspringcoffee #colours #sunnydays Marcia DeVicque, an amazing glass artist from Galiano Island, spoke to us about her passion this summer. Her original training was in clay, but she morphed over into Stained Glass around 1988, and did a lot of commission work and teaching. The majority of the work she produces today is a combination of ancient methods, space age materials and technology. Each piece is produced individually. She says:
Always a magical time! The Southern Gulf Islands surprise with stunning sunsets, unique artists, beautiful rainforests and artisan food on every corner. Fall (in love) on/with the islands this October, it sure is a wonderful season for it ☺️! #southerngulfislands #fall #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #islandlife #westcoastlife #beautifulbc #artist #localfood #sunset #live #autumn #bcferries Who wants to go on a stroll through the beautiful Mayne Island rainforest? This awesome image was sent by @rebeccaarwen and taken on a walk along the 1.4km long Fern Trail @mayneislandcamping - this gem is only available to campers and cottage guests though. Well, yet another reason to visit them! What an amazing way to spend the day!  Thanks for sharing ☺️! #mayneisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #bcferries #islandlife #walkinthewoods #rainforest #ferntrail #mayneislandcamping Today at the Salt Spring Saturday Market, such young and amazing talent - she is already performing in front of a big crowd. Awesome, we say :-)!! #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #saltspringisland #saturdaymarket #talent #artist #singer #hellobc #bcferries #thanksgiving #explorebc The Salt Spring Island Saturday Market is in full swing - Jessica and John of Bright Farm are bringing amazing fall colours to the market today. Come visit and have a look :-)! #southerngulfislands #destinationBC #explorebc #hellobc #islandlife #market #shoplocal #saltspringislandbc #westcoastlife Happy Thanksgiving, friends! If you feel like a stroll in the sun, Pender Island has their Studio Row open until 4pm today, and Mayne Island's Saturday market offers tasty local treats until 2pm. Check out more community events on the islands here:
 http://southerngulfislands.com/events

#southerngulfislands #thanksgiving #islandlife #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #westcoastlife #bcferries Thanks to @rachtelling for sharing this beautiful sunset shot, taken at Mayne Island Camping and Seal Beach Cottage this summer. Takes us back to mild evening strolls by the beach ☺️ 🌞! #southerngulfislands #mayneisland #sunset #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #westcoastlife #camping #summer #bcferries We visited Bill from the non-profit organization SIMRES (Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society), and he told us a little bit about the interesting educational programs and events they organize on Saturna Island. Such a fascinating topic - find more info here: www.saturnamarineresearch.ca *** Missing words: The 19th Salt Spring Island Apple Festival today was a big success yet again! Did you know that Salt Spring Island grows over 450 apple varieties? Pretty amazing, right?! #southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #applefestival #destinationbc #explorebc #westcoastlife #islandlife #travelbc #hellobc #bcferries When visiting Salt Spring Island this summer we met Brooke Winters from Be Nurtered. Her self-sustainable business The Food Garden has been open for 3 years now, providing healthy food on the go - and for all those tasty treats she sources her supplies locally, from local farms and artisans. Brooke and her partner love Salt Spring as it gives them balance, community and connection to nature.

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #explorebc #bcferries #hellobc #destinationBC #healthyfood #thefoodgarden #benurtured #westcoastlife #weareSGI Oh, what a day for a stroll by the seaside. Enjoy the last days of September 🌞! #penderisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #islandlife #westcoastlife Happy Monday from the wonderfully relaxed Southern Gulf Islands. This sunshine makes one feel like hammock, beach and Aloha 🌞☺️🌴! #southerngulfislands #westcoastlife #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #islandlife #relax #summerfeels Visits to the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market are always a treat! Bullock Lake Farm still provides the most colorful amazing flowers - thanks to our friend Jayne Lloyd-Jones for snapping this lovely image ☺️! #saltspringmarket #southerngulfislands #farmersmarket #flowers #bullocklakefarm #hellobc #explorebc #westcoastlife #islandlife #destinationBC