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With something for everybody to do including excursions and free events, the Active Pass Nature and Arts Festival will be a fun event for festival goers to enjoy. It will take them to special places in the Southern Gulf Islands, include plenty of great food and introduce them to all kinds of entertainment.

This is a "must attend" event for anybody that enjoys visual art, nature, birds, photography and other activities. It's perfect for families, children, couple and individuals. Some of the things you will enjoy at this year's festival include:

  • Plenty of local artists showing off their works
  • Expeditions on both boat and land
  • Incredible Island food
  • Excellent live theatre and musical entertainment
  • Family-oriented activities
  • Tours of studios and galleries
  • And More!

There will be plenty of things going on and festival goers will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the islands all throughout the event.


During the festival, you can enjoy plenty of great experiences. Some of the activities are limited, so you will want to register early. Events include:

  • Morning bird-watching tours with a guide
  • Tours of Mayne Island
  • A photography workshop
  • Excursions throughout the region
  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Rob Butler
  • Nature-based films
  • And More!

Make sure to register for the activities of your choice early before the seats are fills

Activities and Workshops

Many activities will be happening, along with a few workshops during the Active Pass Festival. Some of the activities and workshops you can enjoy include:

  • Galiano Active Pass Shoreline Guided Tours
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Gulf Island Kayaking
  • Guided Nature Tours of Belle Chain Islets, Hortons Bay and more
  • Walking Tour of Pender Island Forests
  • Family Nature Tours
  • And Much More!

There will be all types of nature and photography tours to enjoy during this great event.


The Active Pas Nature and Arts Festival will be held from April 17th to April 19th on Mayne Island. Registration can be done online and the price varies depending on the activities you want to enjoy. Some of the pricing includes:

  • General Registration - $35
  • Active Pass Festival Feast - $50
  • Dinner Cruises - $20
  • Guided Kayak Tours - $70
  • Most other Tours - $45

You can find more information about the event and register at,

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