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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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 Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone...a bit of inspiration by beautiful Mother Nature - a heart shaped lake in Ontario 💓 Thanks for sharing this amazing shot @jayeffex 😊

#southerngulfislands #nature #mothernature #canada #ontario #valentinesday2019 #love #valentines #spreadthelove Snowy Seal Beach on Mayne Island, what a magical winter paradise. Thanks @mayneislandcamping for sharing this beautiful shot!

#southerngulfislands #mayneisland #bcferries #destinationBC #hellobc #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #westcoastlife #islandlife #beachwalk #snow #exploreBC Last Fall we met Jeremy at the Hummingbird Pub on Galiano Island - he is a chef that goes all the way for the customer, and prepared the most amazing Italian Meatball dish for us. Stop by at this quirky & charming place if you ever get the chance...such a great atmosphere!

#southerngulfislands #weareSGI #interview #hummingbirdpub #galianoisland #pub #food #exploreBC #hellobc #destinationBC #westcoastlife #islandlife Salt Spring Island earlier this morning ... 28cms of fresh snow! Thanks to our local snow reporter Florence Rockwell for sharing this video. Stay warm. Or better - go outside and play :-)! #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #snow #powder #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries #destinationBC #winter It snowed on the islands yesterday, which makes a walk in the forest even more magical. Simba thinks so as well, all explorer spirit :-)! #southerngulfislands #walkinthewoods #dogs #snow #exploreBC #destinationBC #bcferries #hellobc #snowydays #islandlife #saltspringislandbc #westcoastlife #beautifulwestcoast Thanks @davefrench42 for capturing this beautiful moment on Salt Spring Island yesterday. Stunning...have a happy weekend 😊! #southerngulfislands #saltspringislandbc #sunrise #nature #oceanview #islandlife #explorebc #destinationBC #hellobc #westcoastlife Meet the wonderful Wendy Taylor, mixed-media artist and owner of Salt Spring Island's Smallest Gallery. Wendy and her partner @bananajoeclemente also own the Magnolia Petal BnB & Gardens, a subtropical oasis in the North of Salt Spring Island - a lovely Getaway, surrounded by a lush garden, full of fantastic exotic palm trees and plants.

Check out details at https://magnolia-petal.business.site or send an email to Magnoliapetalssi@gmail.com

#weareSGI #southerngulfislands #explorebc #bcferries #destinationBC #hellobc #magnoliapetalbnb #magnoliapetalssi #tropicalgardens #supportlocal #saltspringisland #tiki #palmtree Nothing better than a contemplative walk through Mayne Island's Japanese Garden. Such a beautiful place of tranquility, doesn't matter in which season.

More info:
https://www.mayneisland.com/places/japanesegarden/

#southerngulfislands #mayneisland #japanesegardens #westcoastlife #islandlife #hellobc #destinationBC #explorebc #relax #walk #nature A mild evening at Retreat Cove, Galiano Island.....what a magical place this is!

#southerngulfislands #galianoisland #westcoastlife #islandlife #sunset #oceanview #explorebc #hellobc #destinationBC #tafoni Last December we visited Mayne Island and spent a fabulous evening at the Bennett Bay Bistro's Open Mic Night, where we met the lovely Steffani Mcburney. She has been on the island for 7 years and loves the community there.

#southerngulfislands #westcoastlife #explorebc #bcferries #destinationBC #hellobc #weareSGI #interview #openmic #mayneisland #bennettbaybistro #localstories Another great night of rocking karaoke with Duncan is coming up at the Royal Canadian Legion on Salt Spring Island this Friday night at 7:30. It’s free if you are a Legion member and only $5 for guests.

Also: Kat's Fabulous Kitchen serves delicious treats from 5pm to 8pm 😁! #southerngulfislands
#exploreBC #supportlocal #destinationBC #hellobc #bcferries #karaoke #sing #saltspringlife #saltspringislandbc #friday #tgif Pender Island Magic 🌞

#southerngulfislands #penderisland #explorebc #bcferries #hellobc #destinationBC #islandlife #westcoastlife #magic #stroll #sun #relax A little bit of a frosty winter feeling... beautiful leaf stuck to a piece of wood. It seems pretty balmy here this coming week though 🌞! #southerngulfislands #winter #westcoastlife #islandlife #frost #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc #bcferries #nature #patterns #ice