Galiano Island

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, and a Top Ten Films of the Year designation from the Toronto International Film Festival. Her previous work includes the experimental short (short film) ''Skinned'', and as editor for ''Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage'' (1999). She is also the editor of the book ''Making Video 'In': The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast''. She has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver. She lives on Galiano Island in British Columbia, Canada. type provincial park location Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada coords '''Collinson Point Provincial Park''' is a provincial park (Provincial Parks of British Columbia) on Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is located between Mount Galiano and the western approaches to Active Pass. The area is 24 hectares, with c. 500 metres of waterfront. thumb (Image:Collinson Point Provincial Park.JPG) '''Dionisio Point Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the northwestern tip of Galiano Island, across Porlier Pass from Valdes Island. '''Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. The park includes almost all Commons:Category:Galiano Island


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hours price content A very popular event, held the second Saturday of August each year, the wine festival is a benefit for the island health care centre and is a wonderful way to learn about wines, enjoy local appetizers made by the supporters of the health care society, and relax in the sun (it's all outdoors!). * '''Galiano Fiesta''' - A family friendly event held annually on the August long weekend. A variety of entertainment, food, booths selling local crafts and foods, games of chance (gum boot toss, anyone?), and fun activities for everyone. One day only. * '''Galiano Arts Weekend''' - The August Long Weekend is a weekend of Fiesta, and many art openings and studio showings: a must see. Galleries and Studios are all open for the tour. * '''Galiano Literary Festival''' a winter event that sees dozens of British Columbia artists read from their work and participate in workshops on literature and writing. Created by Galiano Island Booksand held at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is home to world-class artists and artisans. You can view their work year-round at the galleries or in the artists' studio homes. A map and guide to the Art is available through the various galleries. Most shops and galleries are in the Village, most artist's studios are in the interior of the island) Highlights of any visit should include a walk to the local galleries in the village, a drive to the far north end of the island to see the stone carvings on the hillside, and a stop mid-way where there are three great galleries together: Art Galleries * Galiano 33 (in the Village) * Meilan Gallery (in the Village) * Insight Gallery Art & Soul Craft Gallery the Village) * Stoneworld Gallery (a natural "art installation") * Kunamokst Mural Mosaic the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa) Artist's Studios * Marcia DeVicque Glassworks * Bill Boyd Ceramics * Cedar Grove Pottery * The Arthouse * Spindoctor Fibre Arts Artisan Shops and Retail Gift Stores * Ixchel Shop * Galiano Island Books the Village)"World's best little bookstore" * Vintages Specialty Wines and Beer the Galiano Inn) * Twirly Tree Craft Co-operative (in the Village and at the Marina) * Madrona del Mar Spa gifts for you or your home * Now and Zen (in the Village) Eat Fine dining * '''"eat" Restaurant''' - Located in the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, this award-winning restaurant is the only waterfront casual fine dining on the island, featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine with an extensive British Columbia Wine list. Wood-fired Pizza on the Patio in the summer. (formerly called Atrevida Restaurant). In the Village.thumb eat Restaurant in the evening, in the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa (File:Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa evening dining.jpg) Walking distance from the Village and the Ferry; Marina guests can call for pick-up. Casual *'''Wood-fired Oceanfront Pizza Terrace''' - Located on the waterfront in the grounds of the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, this casual cousin to "eat@galianoinn" Restaurant is a fun place for lunch, with a Tuscan-style wood-fired oven holding pride of place; draft beer; best views; walking distance from the ferry, so park your car and "wait until your boat comes in". Opening later evenings in August. * '''Grand Central Emporium and Grill''' - Originally the landmark old Burrill Brothers store, the owners have transformed the antique building into a popular local hangout. Service is "island-style" with a full menu. Licensed. Occasional "open mike" nights and live music on Galiano. Open early for breakfast and lunch everyday. Walking distance from the ferry. * '''Sea Blush Cafe''' - Montague Marina's restaurant, open for al fresco lunches and afternoon beverages and light meals. Fresh baking daily. (Seasonal restaurant only). * '''Galiano Golf Club''' - Great food outdoors on the patio, overlooking the prettiest little golf course anywhere. thumb Hummingbird Pub Shuttle Bus (Image:GalianoIsland_HummingbirdPub.JPG) * '''Hummingbird Pub''' - This Galiano icon has been around for many years, its trademark red bus transporting people from the marina for pub-style fare of fish and chips, burgers and more. Karaoke night and sometimes live music, pool table. 3 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal. Open daily. The pub's shuttle busruns from the Victoria Day long weekend to the end of September with pick-ups and drop-offs at the pub, Marina junction and Montague Park gate. * '''La Berengerie''' - For home cooking, French country style. Limited menu (usually 3 items) and limited wine list. 10 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal. Open seasonally, and in summer has outdoor casual food with changing menus, with touch of Southeast Asia. Very casual * '''Daystar Market''' - A funky food market offering a small but interesting deli selection. Pick up "to-go" fresh organic fruits and juices and cheeses, breads and beverages 3 kilometers from the Village and ferry terminal. * '''Scoops''' - In the Village, a popular summertime Burger Bar and Ice Cream Parlour (seasonal restaurant) with burgers, wraps, fish and chips. * '''Sturdies Bay Bakery''' - Breakfast and Lunch place in the Village; known for its pies, cinnamon buns and breads; deli counter. In the Village. Drink Galiano has only one pub and one lounge on the island: * '''Hummingbird Pub''' – The only Pub on the Island. If you are at the marina or the campground, you can take the famous red Hummingbird Pub bus (it runs seasonally) to the pub for libations. Beer on tap, pool table, big screen television and the ubiquitous lottery screens. Also a full menu. Open daily until late, music many weekends. * '''Atrevida Lounge''' at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa – The only licensed lounge on the island, perfect for waterside relaxing. Big fireplace, huge windows overlooking the Bay, famous for their Galiano Island Blackberry Martini, as well as Best British Columbia wine list and B.C. wines-by-the-glass list at the British Columbia Wine Festival Awards. Patio in the summer. Perfect place to have a drink and wait to see your ferry come in and still have lots of time to walk down. British Columbia’s relaxed liquor laws mean you can also have a drink at these restaurants: the '''Patio Grill''' at the Galiano Inn is oceanfront, an outdoor summer terrace with drinks and a view of boat traffic; '''Grand Central Emporium and Grill''', in the Village, has a pub-like atmosphere, with big screen t.v., frequent live music jams. Or have a drink on the Marina’s '''Harbour Grill''' deck at Montague Harbour and survey the boats. The '''Golf Course''' has a relaxed atmosphere and outdoor patio for a few rounds before or after a round. Sleep Galiano has a wide range of accommodation for any style of travel: * Commons:Category:Galiano Island


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; Industries of the past were logging, fishing and charcoal-burning, although today tourism and the arts are the most common methods of employment. Government Government bodies that oversee the island include Federal (Government of Canada), Executive Council of British Columbia Provincial


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the famous red Hummingbird Pub bus (it runs seasonally) to the pub for libations. Beer on tap, pool table, big screen television and the ubiquitous lottery screens. Also a full menu. Open daily until late, music many weekends. * '''Atrevida Lounge''' at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa – The only licensed lounge on the island, perfect for waterside relaxing. Big fireplace, huge windows overlooking the Bay, famous for their Galiano Island Blackberry Martini, as well as Best British Columbia wine


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, and a Top Ten Films of the Year designation from the Toronto International Film Festival. Her previous work includes the experimental short (short film) ''Skinned'', and as editor for ''Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage'' (1999). She is also the editor of the book ''Making Video 'In': The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast''. She has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver. She lives on Galiano Island in British Columbia, Canada. type provincial park location Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada coords '''Collinson Point Provincial Park''' is a provincial park (Provincial Parks of British Columbia) on Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is located between Mount Galiano and the western approaches to Active Pass. The area is 24 hectares, with c. 500 metres of waterfront. thumb (Image:Collinson Point Provincial Park.JPG) '''Dionisio Point Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the northwestern tip of Galiano Island, across Porlier Pass from Valdes Island. '''Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park''' is a provincial park in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. The park includes almost all Commons:Category:Galiano Island


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expensive than taking BC ferries. There is an "airport" in Montague Harbour, for float plane service, including regular scheduled service from the dock near Vancouver International Airport, with a connecting shuttle and complimentary parking. Regularly scheduled service: * SeaAir, 1-800-447-3247 Saltspring Air, 1-877-537-9880 Kenmore Air (from Seattle) service: * SeaAir, 1-800-447-3247


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of the resort, and with Government docks at Sturdies Bay and Whalers Bay, are walking distance to the shops in the Village of Sturdies Bay; all allow transient boaters for a minimal charge, on a first come, first served basis. In the summer months only (July and August), the school boat becomes an inter-island shuttle. People (and their bicycles, if they wish) can travel on Saturdays only from Galiano to Saltspring, returning in the afternoon. It allows visitors the chance to 'island hop' from Sturdies

and other fish) in pods through Active Pass. Try Gulf Islands Whale-watching (1-888-656-9878) * '''Cycling''' - Challenge Galiano's famous hills and rent a bicycle from Galiano Island Bicycleslocated walking distance from the ferry (250-539-9906) * '''Kayaking''' - See the islands as they should be seen, from the water: take one of the Gulf Island Kayak or rent a kayak (250-539-2442).Explore the islets and inlets

overlooking the islands. Seven charming log cabins perfect for families or couples. Perfect for groups, retreats and weddings, you can take over the main lodge gathering place and the cabins and have the 22 acres to yourselves. Each cabin has three bedrooms, its own kitchen facilities, woodstoves. Bicycles available and access to lots of trails for hiking. 1-877-604-2677. www.bodegaridge.com * '''Driftwood Village Cabins''': walking distance to the Village shops and cafes, this small resort


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Trust set minimum lot sizes to limit development. Local elections are held every three years to determine who will be the island's 2 Trustees. Access thumb left top Sturdies Bay, the BC Ferries terminal (Image:Sturdies Bay.jpg) Galiano Island is accessible by vehicle via BC Ferries; the terminal is situated adjacent to the Village Sturdies Bay, in the southeast corner of the island, at the entrance to Active Pass. This vehicle and passenger scheduled ferry service runs from Tsawwassen (Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)) on the mainland and Swartz Bay (Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia)) on Vancouver Island. There are numerous inter-island ferries that connect the Gulf Islands. Moorage is available at several public wharves for boat traffic: Sturdies Bay, (walking distance to the Village), Montague Harbour, Whalers Bay and Retreat Cove. Private moorage is available at Montague Harbour Marina and the Galiano Oceanfront Inn (Sturdies Bay) Daily, regularly scheduled floatplane service is offered from Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport through Seair Seaplanes to Montague Harbour. There is regularly scheduled floatplane service from Seattle daily through Kenmore Air, either through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Kenmore Air Harbor and Seattle Lake Union. Small boat connections are offered through private operators, up to date information available through www.galianoisland.com Parks and wildlife left thumb Bodega Ridge offers views over Trincomali Channel (Image:Bodega Ridge Galiano.jpg) Galiano Island has a large variety of animals and plants. In a major flight path for migrating birds, Galiano has hundreds of bird species. Commons:Category:Galiano Island


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-30387 * '''Morning Beach Waterfront B and B''' Great location on the beach, good for families. Separate cottage also. Great hosts. Good value. 250-539-3053 '''Salish Sea B and B''' South end location with easy access to Village restaurants. On the water, with lovely views, great hosts. 250-539-3361 Image:GalianoIsland_MontaguePark.JPG thumb Sunset viewed from Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park's Shell Beach Camping * '''Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park''' Located about 10 km from the ferry terminal. Campsite reservations are accepted and there are also some first come, first serve sites (non-reservable). Some of the walk-in sites (great for those traveling on the island without vehicles) have waterfront views. Enjoy trail walks, watching sunsets from Shell Beach, exploring intertidal life during low tides, and more. Island Commons:Category:Galiano Island

Galiano Island

'''Galiano Island''' is one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the west side of the Strait of Georgia, it is 27.5 km long, 6 km at its widest point, and 1.6 km across at its narrowest point and is separated from Saltspring Island by Trincomali Channel. On the western side of the island there are a series of sandstone caves. The island is northwest of Mayne Island, northeast of Saltspring Island and southeast of Valdes Island. It is part of the Capital Regional District Electoral Area G (Capital G, British Columbia), and has a population of 1258 inhabitants.

Named after the Spanish explorer Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, who explored the area in 1792, although today tourism and the arts are the most common methods of employment.

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