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Gulf Islands

Sun, relaxation, and creative island communities

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Gulf Islands in BC Canada

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Here in the sunny Gulf Islands, visitors can swim and fish in protected waters or scuba dive to open up a world of treasures.

The area is home to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve—an ecological paradise of land pockets on 15 islands, plus numerous small islets and reef areas. The forested Gulf Islands include Mayne, Galiano, Hornby, and Gabriola. The largest is Salt Spring, famed for its locavore-minded farmers, artisan producers, and organic vineyards. Wildlife, nature, coastal activities, and getting away from the hubbub are top reasons to visit.

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The Gulf Islands

The 200 Gulf Islands, located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s mainland, attract eclectic residents with bohemian souls. 

Salt Spring Island Vineyard | Photo @lyndsey_eden via Instagram
Sailboats off the beach on Hornby Island

The islands have long been a haven for organic farming, and farmers markets abound during the summer months. Salt Spring is also home to a cluster of exquisite food producers, particularly cheesemakers. Artists have settled in the islands, drawn by the calm beauty and ethereal light.

Many of the larger Gulf Islands are reached by BC Ferries; smaller islands are reached by private boat or chartered seaplane service.

Experience Providers in the Gulf Islands

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Island Time Tours Ltd.

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Victoria

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Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures

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Vancouver

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EV Tours

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Victoria

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Vancouver Island Expeditions

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Nanaimo

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Seair Seaplanes

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Richmond

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Tour Galiano

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Galiano Island

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Island Time Tours Ltd.

Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours

Victoria

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Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures

Dining & Culinary Tours, Dining & Culinary Tours, Dining & Culinary Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours

Vancouver

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EV Tours

Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours

Victoria

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Vancouver Island Expeditions

Hiking, Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Sightseeing, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours

Nanaimo

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Seair Seaplanes

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Richmond

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Tour Galiano

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Galiano Island

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