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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Forest Walks on Galiano Island, the perfect Saturday afternoon activity. So many stunning wildflowers are out at the moment!

#wildflowers #nature #Galianoisland #Southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc Last week we met up with Annette Cyr from Poets Cove Resort & Spa. This beautiful resort offers an amazing Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, last weekend - what a spectacular sight! Oh and also...don't forget the Saturday Market from 9:30-3:30. New extra: Country Grocer offers a free Shuttle Bus that will pick you up at the Rainbow Road Pool and deliver you to the Ganges Saturday Market. Then it picks you up from the market and takes you back to the Pool stopping by Country Grocer. Awesome! @countrygrocerssi

#southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #countrygrocerssi #market #shoplocal #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationBC #exploreoutside #explorebc Thanks @ship_to_shore for posting! Come visit the lovely Jill Louise Campbell in her art gallery in Ganges this summer, located across from the Treehouse Cafe. She will be in every Saturday. Find more info at: www.jilllouisecampbell.com

#southerngulfislands #localartists #supportlocal #destinationbc #hellobc #exploreoutside #explorebc #jilllouisecampbell Don't forget: the Tour Des Îles Festival is coming up June 21 to June 23, 2019, with three days of special events, live music and art displays all over the Southern Gulf Islands! More info at www.tourdesiles.ca

#southerngulfislands #tourdesiles #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #boattrip Gulf Island Kayaking on Galiano Island now also features 8 awesome road bikes to explore the island with - Becca gave us an introduction this past weekend. Two hours are $25, a day $40. Contact the team for more info here and book your adventure: www.seakayak.ca/about_us/contact / or call 1.250.539.2442 
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#southerngulfislands #weareSGI #hellobc #exploreoutside #explorebc #destinationbc #westcoast #islandlife #kayakadventures #biking #bike The Hedgerow House B & B in full bloom - and the palm tree keeps on getting bigger and bigger... what a paradise, and a wonderful place to stay!

#supportlocal #hedgerowhouse #saltspringislandbc #southerngulfislands #sunnyday #bnb #palmtree #westcoastlife #beautifulwestcoast #destinationbc #beautifulbc #hellobc #explorebc Just stopped by at Salt Spring Soft Serve in Ganges - only a week old and already one of the places to be on a hot summer day (and completely dairy-free)! Try out Larry's Chocolate Orange with lavender and orange marmalade when you get the chance. Amazing! @saltspringsoftserve

#saltspringislandbc #southerngulfislands #saltspringsoftserve #cocolate #icecream #hellobc #destinationBC #exploreoutside #explorebc Waiting for the ferry to Salt Spring Island at Otter Bay, Pender Island. Life is good ☀️😊 ⛵! #ferry #bcferries #otterbay #southerngulfislands #onaboat #sun #hellobc #destinationbc #exploreoutside #explorebc #westcoastlife #islandlife #beautifulwestcoast #oceanview Thanks @galianosaturday for sharing - a visit to the Galiano Saturday Market is always a treat. Local musician Jack Garton has added a 6th instrument to the mix and played some amazing tunes for us this weekend! Stop by every Saturday from 10am on at the Galiano Lions Park.

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#destinationBC #artist #explorebc #supportlocal #musician #livemusic #jackgartonandthedemonsquadron The beautiful Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island is always worth a weekend trip. The most amazing views and...oh what a day out here ☀️! #poetscoveresort #penderisland #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #getaway #dontmissout #relax Forest walks on Pender Island are always a treat - beautiful ferns along the trail to Clam Bay.

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#explorebc #destinationBC #penderisland #walkinthewoods #forest #nature #rainforest Good morning from Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park, Galiano Island. What a sky, enjoy this wonderful day!

#montaguepark #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #goodmorning #galianoisland Check out Babes in the Woods on Galiano Island this June for the exhibition One of the newly renovated rooms in the beautiful boutique inn Woodstone Manor on Galiano Island. This unique property has 12 rooms and just opened their fine dining restaurant today - head chef being the famous Katsuyuki Sekihata. A wonderful getaway!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #woodstonemanor #islandlife Katsuyuki Sekihata, the new fabulous chef at the Woodstone Manor Restaurant & Patio on Galiano Island, has earned three Michelin stars for his exceptional food preparation and presentation. We met him today when he just finished the test run for the soft opening tonight. One of his amazing creations: the organic seasonal vegetable crudité On the way to the islands - freedom ...and the most intriguingly cloud patterns.

#southerngulfislands #clouds #destinationBC #exploreoutside #explorebc #hellobc #nature Last winter we met Franki -Jean Rowe on Mayne Island; and being a full-time local here for the past 7 years, she sure knows the best tips. Her favorite spots: the hike up Mount Parke, browsing Farmgate Store and checking out new local art pieces at the galleries.

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#southerngulfislands #interview #destinationbc #peopleofbc #hellobc #explorebc Come join us for the first ever Salt Spring Photofest - with over 60 photographers exhibiting their work in 34 venues all over the island, from June 13 to June 26, 2019: www.saltspringphotofest.com

#saltspringislandbc #southerngulfislands #art #photography #exploreoutside #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc Forest bathing, the best start into the day. Have a happy Wednesday!

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