The Gulf Islands offer so many recreational and nature-filled activities to those that visit. You will love fishing, cycling, and kayaking while you’re there. The Gulf Islands are divided into various islands including Salt Spring Island, Galiano Island, Saturna Island, and more. Here is what you can expect to enjoy in the Gulf Island area.
When you arrive to Mayne Island, you will love the town centre at Miners Bay that includes a bakery and restaurants. You’ll want to rent a bike because it’s a big cycling area due to the beautiful countryside with old farms and waters around the island. You’ll see bald eagles, otters, sea lions, and seals at Belle Chain Islets.
If you’re looking for a place to escape, take the ferry or float plane to Saturna. Saturna is protected by the Gulf Islands National Park on one half which is wonderful for some wildlife viewing. The tranquillity of the island makes it a local favourite.
There are no malls, no bank, no cable, and barely any cell phone coverage. You’ll want to plan on a nature experience and little access to the outside world while you’re there. You’ll love Fiddler’s Cove with its white sandy beach where you can watch whales at East Point.
Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Island has the most people and is the most well-known area. There is much wildlife including sheep and deer that live here. This is a great area for cycling.
Check out Galiano Island when you need to get away from the loud city. You’ll love the panoramic views of Bluff Park, the unique sandstone erosion at Retreat Cove, and hiking through the Great Beaver Swamp where you’ll see river otters, black tail deer, and mink.
The Gulf Island area is a popular area for those that love to be outside and enjoying nature.Posted by Serena Kolida on