Saturna Island Family Estate Winery vineyard
(Andrea Johnson photo)

Saturna Island

Dock at Saturna Island Family Estate Winery  (Andrea Johnson photo)

Dock at Saturna Island Family Estate Winery (Andrea Johnson photo)

Saturna Island is easily accessible, by ferry from Vancouver and Victoria or by floatplane from Vancouver.

Yet this is by far the most remote, crowd-free refuge in the southern Gulf Islands. A tiny population of just 350 full-time residents combined with cozy accommodations, a small selction of retail stores and galleries and the island's well-protected natural beauty make Saturna a prime R&R locale.

Saturna draws visitors who appreciate peace, pleasant outdoor activities, and abundant quality time with books, binoculars, journals, art supplies and creative imaginations. Hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, home-studio artist tours, lazy afternoons in parks and miscellaneous water activities (swimming, boating, beachcombing) are favourite pursuits here.

Become a Local

Get up to speed on island life by reading the Saturna Scribbler monthly newsletter. Or strike up a conversation with locals by asking about the legend of “Moby Doll” (involving an ill-fated Orca at East Point) and the no-door outhouse with see-forever views of the Gulf Islands (hint: it's on the Campbell family's Brown Ridge property).

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