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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Thanks for sharing this beaut @victoria_buzz ...Ryan Dawson took this image two days ago - a stunning shot, taken in Campbell River.

#hellobc #bcferries #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #destinationBC #exploreBC #moon #lunareclipse #westcoastlife #southerngulfislands The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian art - and it is one of Canada's largest visual art prizes, offering $40,000 in awards!

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are 18 and older are invited to submit their two and three-dimensional work. Guidelines for submission can be found on www.saltspringartprize.ca

Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards are open from January 10 through to May 31, 2019.

#hellobc #destinationBC #beautifulbc #explorebc #bcferries #saltspringartprize #ssnap #art #calltoaction #application #create #localart #prize We met the lovely Samantha on Salt Spring Island this past autumn, while she was working at the Rock Salt Cafe. Check out her favorite tip on what to do on the island when visiting!

#southerngulfislands #explorebc #hellobc #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc #destinationBC #saltspringislandbc #weareSGI How about a little After Work get together tonight? Nothing better than a fresh cold  beverage with a stunning view... at Port Browning Marina, Pender Island, for example. Enjoy!

#southerngulfislands #penderisland #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #relax #pub #local #supportlocal #beautifulbc #westcoastlife #islandlife Joerg Michel shared a wonderful Salt Spring Island sunrise with us - here is a snippit of his video. Thanks a lot, Joerg, and happy Sunday 😊🌞! The full video you can find on our Facebook site.

#southerngulfislands #saltspringlife #sunrise #hellobc #destinationBC #beautifulbc #westcoastlife #relax #nature #serenity #calm #explorebc Amazing news - the Southern Resident Orcas have a new baby, only a few weeks old! Thanks so much @salishseaorcasquad for sharing. 📷 Center of Whale Research

#southerngulfislands #salishorca #hellobc #destinationBC #beautifulbc #sea #orcas #explorebc #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #seacreatures The lovely Megan Hickman has some amazing tips about where it is nicest to go for a little exploration tour on Galiano Island, when she is not working at Babes in the Woods. Thanks for the ideas, next time we'll definitely stop by again!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #exploreBC #hellobc #destinationBC #islandlife #westcoastlife #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #weareSGI Throwback to a mild summer day at Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island, last year. A little paddle with the family is always possible though.. come rain or shine.

#southerngulfislands #saltspringlife #destinationBC #hellobc #explorebc #relax #islandlife #beach #westcoastlife #beautifulwestcoast #familytime Matt has been running the Open Mic Night every other Sunday at Bennett Bay Bistro on Mayne Island for years now. We watched a fabulous line up of local artists perform when we went there last month, so dont miss it... next one is on Sunday, January 20th, from 4pm onward.

#southerngulfislands #mayneisland #exploreBC #hellobc #destinationBC #openmic #bennettbaybistro #localstories #weareSGI #loclartist Serenity at Galiano Island's Montague Harbour. Happy Monday! 📷 @svtguy02

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #galianoisland #calm #peaceful #harbour Happy Saturday! A mild autumn day on Salt Spring Island is well spent at Salt Spring Vineyards. Such lovely views and delicious wines we enjoyed there last fall!

#saltspringlife #southerngulfislands #saltspringvineyards #hellobc #destinationBC #exploreBC #relax #wine We went exploring on Galiano Island, when we met the lovely Mia at the Hummingbird Pub. She organized some delicious food for us (amazing Spaghetti with Meatballs and a tasty Veggie Sandwich ☺️) and we stayed for a beer or two, taking in the welcoming atmosphere. A great place to chat to locals, relax after a day out and sit by the warm fireplace. Thanks a lot, Mia and team!

#southerngulfislands #interview #galianoisland #hummingbirdpub #food #tasty #supportlocal #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #weareSGI We wish you all a happy and healthy start into 2019 - may all your wishes come true!

#southerngulfislands #happyplace #happynewyear #wish #explorebc #hellobc #destinationBC #beautifulbc #westcoastlife Throwback to one of those days last summer - magical atmosphere on the journey over. Time to breathe out.

#hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bcferries #boattrip #rest #relax #oceanview #ocean #sea #clouds #journey #breathe  #beautifulbc Awesome video @salishseaorcasquad ...thanks for sharing 😀! Beautiful wildlife just out front of our doorstep - we live in a truly special place.

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #hellobc #wildlife #destinationBC #explorebc #nature #seacreatures #oceancreatures #westcoastlife #islandlife #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #orcas #salishsea #salishseaorcas When we visited Pender Island this year we had a little chat with the wonderful Sherrie and Matthew, who had just opened their beautiful vintage shop in Hope Bay. So many quirky goodies, definitely worth a stop ...stroll around, enjoy the view and a coffee - and maybe treat yourself with a little souvenir ☺️. #penderisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #bcferries #westcoastlife #weareSGI #shoplocal #supportlocal #islandlife #souvenirs #vintage #hopebay #yvr Thanks @galimalo for capturing this awesome moment...let's hope we are in less of a grumpy mood today 😂! Happy Boxing Day - enjoy some time with family and friends, and there will be no reasons to complain 💗🎄! #southerngulfislands #galianoisland #seal #exploreBC #bcferries #destinationBC #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #oceancreatures #hellobc #animalsarefunny #yvr Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄...a little morning walk to connect with the forest and find some peace after the last few busy days. We hope you all get to spend this day with loved ones around you...what an amazing and supportive community we live in ☺️💗! #forest #southerngulfislands #peaceful #Christmas #hellobc #explorebc #beautifulbc #rainforest #destinationBC #bcferries #westcoastlife #islandlife #breathe Merry Christmas and a wonderful time together with your family and friends we wish you. This is the perfect time to come together as a community and share stories, laughter and a tasty Christmas dinner ☺️🎄! #southerngulfislands #Christmas #community #islandlife #hellobc #destinationBC #winter #exploreBC #bcferries Already in a festive Christmas mood? It is coming closer...just bake some tasty cookies and sing some cheerful carols and soon Santa Claus will come ☺️🎄! #southerngulfislands #Christmas #baking #cookies #christmasspirit #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #cosy