Galiano Island

What is Galiano Island known for?


life original

created this mural of West Coast sea life. Original works by Robert Bateman, Roy Vickers, Wyland, and many Galiano and British Columbia artists. Daily, at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa. * '''Hiking''' - Explore the best of the west coast with beautiful wooded trails, ridges or beaches. Friendly wildlife abounds, such as Orcas, Bald Eagles, and deer. * '''Whale watching''' - The beautiful Orca (killer) whales are at home in the waters off Galiano Island, following the food source (salmon 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, see seabird cliffside colonies and come up close to the seals and whales. Or pack a picnic lunch and paddle to nearby James Bay(Prevost Island), part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. There are no services at James Bay (Prevost Island) so bring plenty of drinking water with you '''Boating''' - It does not take any particular skill to rent a boat and maneuver the islands: so easy even for the beginner and you will see so much more of the island (250-539-0233). Explore hidden bays and beaches that are to be found in Trincomali Channel or spend an afternoon at Ganges on Saltspring Island or a shell beach for a picnic. A trip to Wallace Island for an afternoon is a must. J Pod can often be seen as they pass through Active Pass, or view the seal colonies on Collinson Reef or Gossip Island. Salish Sea Charters will custom build a trip for you 1 (604) 518-8946. * Commons:Category:Galiano Island


bicycle

Rentals Rent a Smart Car (250-539-3388)Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa * Rent a bicycle (250-539-9906) Galiano Bicycle Rentals * Take a Kayak tour or rent a kayak (250-539-2442) Gulf Island Kayaking * Rent a boat (250-539-0233) Galiano Moped and Boat Rentals SUMMER: A new shuttle bus run between Montague Harbour Marina and the ferry, schedules depend on traffic and time. It is best to contact the bus operator at 250-539-2173. Free pick-up from the Marina

beautiful beaches, and they vary from the white shell Indian midden at Montague Beach to the warm sands of Morning Beach, to the hidden sandstone pleasures of Coon Bay and the long stretches of small stone beach at Pebble Beach and Cable Bay. Hiking trails are everywhere, and the vantage points atop Mount Galiano, Bodega Ridge and Bluffs Park present spectacular views across the other Gulf Islands, all the way to the mountains of Washington state. Bicycle and mountain biking trails are definitely

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


modern world

feature documentary, ''A Cow at My Table'' (1998), explores contemporary Western attitudes to livestock and meat production. More recently, she served as co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed documentary, ''The Corporation (The Corporation (film))'' (2003), which critically examines large corporations in the modern world. That film won numerous international film awards, including a Genie (Genie Award) for best documentary, an audience award from the Sundance Film Festival


development+local

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


based products

of the best spas on the coast: unique island-based products and treatments. "eat" Oceanfront Dining. Summertime wood-fired pizza on the Terrace. Vintages Wine & Beer shop. Dock for boats and floatplanes. Beautiful Gardens. Higher priced in summer season, great deals in off season or in packages. 134 Madrona Drive, in the Village. 1-877-530-3939 www.galianoinn.com * '''Bodega Ridge''' – A large lodge & seven cabins located on the north end of the island, high on the ridge


quot open

, 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


bicycles

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


original works

created this mural of West Coast sea life. Original works by Robert Bateman, Roy Vickers, Wyland, and many Galiano and British Columbia artists. Daily, at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa. * '''Hiking''' - Explore the best of the west coast with beautiful wooded trails, ridges or beaches. Friendly wildlife abounds, such as Orcas, Bald Eagles, and deer. * '''Whale watching''' - The beautiful Orca (killer) whales are at home in the waters off Galiano Island, following the food source (salmon


numerous international

feature documentary, ''A Cow at My Table'' (1998), explores contemporary Western attitudes to livestock and meat production. More recently, she served as co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed documentary, ''The Corporation (The Corporation (film))'' (2003), which critically examines large corporations in the modern world. That film won numerous international film awards, including a Genie (Genie Award) for best documentary, an audience award from the Sundance Film Festival


large variety

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. Commonly sighted are eagles, herons and cormorants. Off its shores are resident orca whales, seals, otters, sea lions and many varieties of sea life. Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park is one of the most popular

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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