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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Our Westcoast forests are filled with beauty on each day of the year. How about a walk in the woods today to get a peaceful moment?

#westcoast #forestwalks #southerngulfislands #exporebc #destinationbc #hellobc Stop by @vanillaleafbakerycafe on Pender Island and try one of their gorgeous danishes...they are so delicious, don't miss out!

#southerngulfislands #vanillaleafbakerycafe #penderisland #hellobc #destinationbc #exporebc #westcoast #foodie #bakery Throwback to one of those wonderful sunsets in the Southern Gulf Islands. Beaut!

#southerngulfislands #ocean #sunset #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #nature Meet Josh Davies, owner of Pender Island's famous Always a classic - and no reason not to smile, here on the islands😊. Happy Tuesday, friends!

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #exporebc #happyvibes #islandlife Thanks for sharing @bodegaridgehouse - a Southern Gulf Islands sunrise in November. Aren't we lucky?

#hellobc #destinationbc #exporebc #sunrise #onaboat #bodegaridgehouse #nature #exploreoutside Campfire times in the backyard 🔥😊. Enjoy this frosty beautiful fall - makes you want to watch the stars with a hot chocolate in hand.

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#destinationbc #visitbc #explorebc #campfire #southerngulfislands Need some warm adorable winter slippers...or how about a cute Christmas present? The quirky store The Wardrobe located at Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island, has it all. Come by and explore!

#saltspringisland #localshops #supportlocal #fulfordmarina #thewardrobe #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc We spoke to Daphne when visiting the wonderful Treasures of The Heart shop, owned by Debbie Harris-Funfer. She showed us around this whimsical place, located in Ganges, Salt Spring Island - and there is so much to see: unique gifts from essential oils and crystals to jewellery and beautiful tarots decks...stop by if you are looking for a very special Christmas present. You will find it, promise!

#wearesgi #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #treasuresoftheheart #interview #saltspringisland Happy Sunday, get out there 😊🌲🍁! #southerngulfislands #walkinthewoods #hellobc #destinationbc #exploreoutside #explorebc Thanks for sharing @sgicrcemploymentservices - Alex from Saturna Cycle is happy to advise you on great bike tours all over the island. Rent a bike and on you go. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.

#southerngulfislands #saturnaisland #cycle #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside Forest walks - and so many beautiful hidden gems along the path.

#southerngulfislands #walkinthewoods #rainyday #destinationbc #discoverbc #hellobc #explorebc #exploreoutside #mushrooms Last week we had a chat with Cicela Manson, the Executive and Artistic Director at Artspring on Salt Spring Island - a gallery, theater and artist workspace in Ganges, hosting about 300 events annually. What a wonderful, inspiring institution! Program details at www.artspring.ca

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #artspring #culture #hellobc #destinationbc #wearesgi #art #gallery #destinationbc #exporebc Happy Fall 🍁🍁🍁 #southerngulfislands #nature #fall #destinationbc #explorebc #hellobc #fallcolors Salt Spring Island mystery vibes - thanks for sharing this awesome shot @curiouspretzel 😃🌲! #southerngulfislands #forestwalks #fall #hellobc #destinationbc #islandlife #westcoast #explorebc #exploreoutside A foggy fall morning on Salt Spring Island. Beautiful atmosphere!

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#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #ferry #onaboat #bcferries #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #fall Last week we met up with Ronald Crawford, the Founding Director of the Salt Spring National Art Prize, and he told us a little bit about this bi-annual, community-based event that is created by artists for artists, and invites established and emerging artists of every medium. A wonderful exhibition, see details at www.saltspringartprize.ca

#southerngulfislands #saltspringnationalartprize #hellobc #destinationbc #exporebc When we visited Salt Spring Island this summer, we also chatted with Karen from the Old Salty Store in Ganges - pop in for your special souvenir: from local chocolates to West Coast Native Art pieces to fine teas and handcrafted soaps....they have so many lovely goodies here! www.oldsalty.ca

#oldsalty #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #wearesgi #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #interview Want a spoooky Halloween night? Then come by at the Halloween Spookhouse at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island tonight from 6pm onward - only $5 👻😁!
Country Grocer is pleased to sponsor the Spookhouse with funds going to the GISS IMPROV and the Festival of Fools.

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