Galiano Island

Just a 55-minute ferry ride from Tsawwassen, Galiano Island presents visitors with a wonderful opportunity to distance themselves from city life and unwind in the natural beauty of the Southern Gulf Islands. Whatever your tastes and preferences, you’re guaranteed to find more than enough to keep you busy during your stay. Hike or bike through the lush forests on the trails and roads that connect much of the island. Take advantage of the surrounding coastal waters by going scuba diving, fishing, whale-watching or kayaking. Experience Galiano’s unique community spirit with a visit to the farmers’ market, artisan studios, restaurants and seasonal festivals. Whatever you do, you’re guaranteed to leave with an urge to return.

Top 5 things to do

  • Attend the Galiano Wine Festival
  • Rent a kayak or a motorboat
  • Check out the farmers' market on Saturdays
  • Rent a scooter or mountain bike to explore the island
  • Walk to Lovers' Leap Viewpoint and Stoneworld