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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The Thirsty Islander Mobile Beer Unit is an amazing idea - wherever Saltspringers gather for summer events this mobile bar is ready to deliver some of BC's most delicious craft beer, wine and ciders. For examples last night at the PitchFork Social. More info at www.thirstyislander.ca.

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#pitchforksocial #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #events #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #mobilebeerunit Well hello there, handsome! Remember to be on the lookout when driving around Salt Spring Island at dusk...Mr. and Mrs. Deer are always out and about.

#deer #southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #saltspringisland Pender Pride 2019 at the Hamilton Cove Farm today, what a great crowd!

@hamiltoncovefarm

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #penderisland #penderpride2019 Last month, on the Galiano Island Saturday Market, we met up with the lovely Jeanne Erickson. She has been on Galiano Island for 6 years and gets the inspiration for her paintings mainly when hiking or kayaking around the island. Her pieces are just absolutely amazing....come find her at the market tomorrow for a little chat!

#localartists #wearesgi #southerngulfislands #supportlocal #galianoisland #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #westcoast #islandlife A magical moment at Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park, Galiano Island, this summer - a beautiful eagle circling above us, checking the scenery for food.

#southerngulfislands #explorebc #destinationbc #exploreoutside #westcoast #islandlife #wildlife #eagle #hellobc #galianoisland Drop-in workshops at the Glass Foundry on Salt Spring Island include assembling dichroic glass dishes where kids 5+ (and adults too) can design their own creation and then return for it when it has been fired and cooled. Great fun, no matter how old you are! They are open 10-5 daily, located at 401 Upper Ganges Road.

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc #becreative #supportlocal #glassworkshops Beautiful rainforest trails lead to hidden beaches wherever you look on the Southern Gulf Islands. Go, explore!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #explorebc #exploreoutside #hike #walkonthebeach #walkinthewoods #beautifulbc What a great idea! @saltspringsoftserve and @saltspringkitchenco are collaborating for a delicious weekly sundae creation ... This one is the Blueberry Pie Sundae - looks incredibly tasty!

#sundae #southerngulfislands #icecream #shoplocal #tasty #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc Thanks to the local artist Darsi Bailey-Curwen for sharing this picture of her booth - the Saturna Island Saturday Market is ready for you! Also on today are of course the Salt Spring Island Market in Ganges, as well as the Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Pender Island Saturday Markets.

Come stop by for a visit and a snack if you are in our neck of the woods!

#southerngulfislands #saturdaymarket #islandlife #exolorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #supportlocal #shoplocal #market What a lovely family shot @penderkayaks 😊...The best way to be active and learning is in community!

#southerngulfislands #penderisland #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #sup #paddleboarding #penderkayaks Beautiful sunset atmosphere on the ferry... and the holidays can begin ☀️☀️☀️! #southerngulfislands #bcferries #onaboat #hellobc #destinationbc #beautifulbc #explorebc Wildflowers on Salt Spring Island. Magical!

#southerngulfislands #weekendvibes #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #beautifulbc #westcoast #beautifulwestcoast #flowers #saltspringisland #saltspringtourism #wildflowers Thanks @brendawalkerart for sharing this adorable painting... Happy Sunday😀! #southerngulfislands #localartists #encaustic #hellobc #destinationbc #supportlocal #explorebc Spending the day at Fulford Marina - enjoy your weekend!

#saltspringisland #saturday #hellobc #beautifulbc #destinationbc #weekend Who wouldn't want to hop on the ferry with their bike and explore the Southern Gulf Islands for a weekend? Bethany, Renee and Mackenzie did exactly that when we met them on Galiano Island!

#southerngulfislands #biketour #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc #beautifulbc #westcoast #beautifulwestcoast #bike #wearesgi #interview The first annual Pender Pride Festival is coming up soon! The festivities will start with a Movie Night on Thursday, August 15th, hosted by the Kraken Theatre, followed by the Friday Night Pride on August 16th at Sea Star Vineyards. For details about all events check out @penderprideday

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#southerngulfislands #penderpride #explorebc #destinationbc #events #penderisland #hellobc Sunset at Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island.

#sunset #relax #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #vesuviusbeach Stop by  @saltspringtuesdaymarket at Centennial Park today from 2pm onwards to get your fresh produce. There will be delicious goods from @heavenlyrootsfarm and many other local growers.

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #supportlocal #freshproduce #veggies #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc Impressions - Poets Cove Resort & Spa, Pender Island. Amazing setting, lovely views ....and outstanding service ☺️. @poets_cove

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#penderisland #poetscoveresort #relax #oceanviews #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries Thanks @salt_springtourism  for sharing this beautiful snippit, taken at the Saturday Market in Ganges last weekend. Stop by next Saturday between 9am and 4pm to browse the fabulous variety of booths here, featuring locally harvested goods and handmade art.

#southerngulfislands #supportlocal #saltspringisland #saltspringtourism #market #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc