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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Come join the Salt Spring Island Market for the last time next Saturday to taste fresh local produce, have a chat with friendly folks and enjoy talented performing artists.

#southerngulfislands #saltspringlife #saturdaymarket #localfood #localstories #organic #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bcferries Saturna Island's Winter Cove is home to many beautiful birds.... better plan a stopover here if you visit this slice of paradise ☺️ #saturnaisland #southerngulfislands #bird #nature #hellobc #explorebc #destinationBC #bcferries We met Calvin on the ferry back home - such a fun and friendly guy! He has been living on Salt Spring Island for the last 5 years and loves his Job with @bcferries ...thanks so much for having us onboard!

#southerngulfislands #bcferries #hellobc #destinationBC #welovewherewelive #islandlife #penderisland #saltspringislandbc #westcoastlife #explorebc One last recap of today's amazing Sip and Savour event on Salt Spring Island.

A big THANK YOU to the sponsors @countrygrocerssi and @uppergangesliquorstore for the big support ☺️!! #countrygrocer #uppergangesliquorstore #saltspringlife #southerngulfislands #sipnsavour #destinationBC #exploreBC #hellobc #bcferries Melinda from Moonshine Mamas prepares a beautiful, healthy and oh so tasty ginger-mint cocktail on the Salt Spring Island Sip and Savour Festival. Delicious ☺️🍹! #saltspringlife #sipnsavour #southerngulfislands #food #festival #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bcferries Tasty treats galore at the Sip and Savour Festival on Salt Spring Island! What a fabulous event - fresh local produce, amazing musicians and beautiful anecdotes are being enjoyed. A beautiful afternoon!

#saltspringlife #southerngulfislands #sipnsavour #food #wine #beer #cider #hellobc #explorebc #eat #tasty #destinationBC #bcferries #localstories #localfood #islandlife The Sip and Savour Festival on Salt Spring Island is in full swing! Nolan and Jessica from Upper Ganges Liquor Store are offering local wines and beers from four different breweries. Come and enjoy!

#saltspringlife #southerngulfislands #sipnsavour #food #beer #wine #tasting #festival #hellobc #destinationBC #exploreBC #uppergangesliquorstore Amazing local food and beverages are being offered at the Sip And Savour Festival on Salt Spring Island today. Beautiful live music, local tasty goodness and great people all in the same place. What a fabulous event!

Dean, Sandra and Ryan from Thrifty's Foods offered delicious Black Forest cheese cake and tasty Cowichan Valley Pasta with Salt Spring Goat Cheese...awesome!

#southerngulfislands #sipnsavour #thriftyfoods #destinationBC #explorebc #saltspringlife #hellobc #food #festival On the ferry to Salt Spring Island for the amazing Sip and Savour Festival, happening today from 1pm to 4pm. The sky is clearing up, it is going to be a lovely day again! Come join for this wonderful tasting experience: http://sipandsavoursaltspring.com

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#southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #bcferries #destinationBC #tasting #sipnsavour #festival #food Pender Island's Hope Bay is the perfect spot for a little break...here Ryan and Amanda from Pender Chocolates offer amazing sweet treats, Sherry and Matthew's vintage shop Gather invites for a little stroll, and after browsing around you can sit in the sun with a tasty tortilla freshly made by Derryk at El Faro Taqueria...best Saturday afternoon ever ☺️! #hopebay #penderisland #southerngulfislands #westcoast #islandlife #relax #hellobc #explorebc #bcferries #destinationbc 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