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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Active Pass, shared by @bcrobby - thanks for this awesome shot! Helen's Pass on Mayne Island is one of the most picturesque places on the island. 
#southerngulfislands #sgi #beautifulwestcoast #explorebc #hellobc #westcoastlife #activepassage #mayneisland #galianoisland #destinationBC #bcferries #holiday #relax #sundaywalk Peaceful sunsets on the islands are one of the many reasons we love it so much here. What is your favourite memory?

#southerngulfislands #sunset #destinationBC #hellobc #bcferries #explorebc #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #weareSGI ##westcoast #islandlife #oceanview Last fall we met Jennifer Keir, owner of Ravenwood Wildcraft, on the Salt Spring Saturday Market. She has been in business for over 5 years now, and joined the market for the first time in 2018. Her favourite spot on Salt Spring Island is the lovely Churchill Beach ... check out her amazing products @ravenwoodwildcraft 😊

#sgi #wearesgi #interview #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries #supportlocal #saltspringislandbc #explorebc #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc #ravenwoodwildcraft Spring is in the air and island magic awaits you.

Image: Jon Suk @jonsuk

#SGI #southerngulfislands #hellobc #beautifulwestcoast #explorebc #beautifulbc #destinationBC #bcferries #sunset #vanisland #beachtime #relax Meet the lovely Kat, co-owner of En Vision Gallery on Mayne Island - a beautiful place full of amazing art pieces, created by local artists. Her favourite place on the island is the lighthouse for sunset.

#hellobc #explorebc #supportlocal #destinationbc #bcferries #islandlife #artist #galleries #westcoastlife #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc Good morning from Salt Spring Island - who wants to hop on the ferry or fly in for a long weekend and relax with us😊? Check out Salt Spring Air and BC Ferries for rates🌴⛅ #southerngulfislands #saltspringair #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries #explorebc #sunrise #nature #relax #weekend #getaway #westcoastlife #islandlife Parker Street Soap Co.  owned by the lovely Hillary Jones, opened in summer 2018, and offers wonderful organic soap bar choices, all prepared by herself on Galiano Island. Stop by and take a peek when you visit next! @parkerstreetsoapco 
#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #supportlocal #soap #local #hellobc #bcferries #destinationBC #beautifulwestcoast #islandlife #parkerstreetsoap #explorebc Margaret C. Benmore, spring impressions. Who wouldn't want to come visit us here?

#southerngulfislands #islandlife #westcoastlife #destinationBC #bcferries #explorebc #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc #saturnaisland #hellobc Come by at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show - our colleagues Jessica and Melody are happy to help and give great tips on where to go on our beautiful islands! Thanks for sharing @sstourism!

#southerngulfislands #outdoor #hellobc #destinationBC #bcferries #Vancouveroutdoorshow #explorebc #westcoastlife #islandlife #voas #outdoorshow We met the lovely Carina when traveling to Salt Spring Island last fall. She has been working for BC Ferries since 1994. They really have the friendliest staff - we met so many amazing individuals on the ferries over. See for yourself :-)! #bcferries #southerngulfislands #weareSGI #interview #westcoastlife #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #islandlife #onaboat Thanks for stopping by on beautiful Salt Spring Island @joordanrenee - what a great atmosphere you captured 💓. Spring is slowly arriving on the Southern Gulf Islands.

#hellobc #explorebc #bcferries #beautifulwestcoast #islandlife #destinationBC #saltspringislandbc #westcoast #westcoastlife #cabinlife Don't forget to visit us at our booth on the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on March 2 and 3, 2019. You can receive $4 off the admission price, using the promo code 'Outdoorshow'. Come join BC's largest outdoor adventure and travel event with over 250 exhibits!

#OASVancouver #southerngulfislands #tradeshow #westcoastlife #outdoor #adventure #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #vancouver A peaceful forest moment on the islands, captured so well - spring is just around the corner :-). Picture: Margaret C. Benmore

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #beautifulwestcoast #islandlife #spring #forest What a wonderful winter scene, captured by Frank Gerryts on Salt Spring Island.

#hellobc #explorebc #winter #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #destinationBC #westcoastlife #islandlife Thanks @lostfrequency_novel for sharing this beautiful image, captured by Paul Dolk. We have to protect the Salish Sea Orcas - such precious animals. Check out @salishseaorcasquad @salishseaorcas  or @lostfrequency_novel for more information.

#southerngulfislands #salishorca #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc #islandlife #oceancreatures When we visited Galiano Island last autumn, we met up with David Cartwright Compton in his beautiful 'Gnomestead' studio close to Montague Harbour. He carves unique fabulous pieces out of wood, ivory from naturally deceased animals and stone....visit him and see for yourself: https://www.galianoarttour.com/artists.html

#southerngulfislands #carver #artist #localartists #hellobc #explorebc #bcferries #destinationbc #westcoastlife #beautifulwestcoast #beautifulbc #weareSGI #interview Simba, the faithful and lovely guard of the @hedgerowhouse is enjoying the sun after tons of snow to play with came down. Winter on the islands ...just awesome❄️🌞! #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #nature #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bcferries #dogs #islandlife #westcoastlife #hedgerowhouse #beautifulbc #hedgerowhouse More magical winter scenes on the islands - like this cute little house at Burgoyne Bay, on Salt Spring Island, sent over by @miss_phloss. Thanks 💓! #southerngulfislands #explorebc #destinationBC #bcferries #hellobc #winter #walkinthewoods #saltspringislandbc A little stroll brought us past the wintery scene at our new bakery & cafe Francis Bread, Salt Spring Island - a lovely place serving organic, wood-fired bread. Come by and check it out, they are open Thursday through to Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Happy Saturday everyone! ❄️❄️❄️ #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #bakery #supportlocal #walk #winter #beautifulwestcoast What a lovely video, taken by @miss_phloss close to Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island, this week ... ocean views in winter - just stunning. Thanks for sharing!

#southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #hellobc #destinationBC #bcferries #winter #snowydays #nature #oceanview #explorebc