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Texada-Island

Texada Island

Shelter Point on Texada Island (Candi Little photo)

Shelter Point on Texada Island (Candi Little photo)

Located in the Strait of Georgia between Comox and Powell River, Texada Island offers visitors a tranquil setting where they can explore scenic trails, heritage sites and parks, visit local artists, or enjoy festivals and water activities.

The island, known as “the jewel of the Georgia Strait” is home to just over 1,000 residents: large enough to have all of the amenities you need, but small enough that you never have to worry crowds.

Texada Island is a safe harbour: there are no bears or cougars on the island which makes outdoor activities a relaxing experience. Friendly islanders readily provide tips on the best spots for fishing, birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, and more.

Where to Go

The majority of Texada’s population and amenities can be found in two main areas: Van Anda, near the Blubber Bay ferry terminal and Gillies Bay, near the airport.

What to Do

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the hiking and biking trails, not to mention the freshwater lakes and Pacific waters for fishing, boating or swimming.

Book an equestrian lesson, try the self-guided Texada Heritage Walking Tour (maps available at numerous locations), or connect with Texada’s vibrant holistic health and arts scene.

All year long, try the flight simulator that’s open to the public or visit the Texada Island Museum to learn about the island’s logging and mining industries. While there, check out the beautiful handcrafted model ship displays too!

Don’t forget to shop at the weekend winter and summer markets in Gilles Bay, featuring local produce and artisan wares.

How to Get There

Neighbouring Comox or Powell River (Sunshine Coast) are departure points for ferries going to Blubber Bay on Texada Island. For more information visit the Transportation & Maps page.

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