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Salt Spring Island

The Gulf Islands

Visit The Gulf Islands

Introduction

A highlight of Gulf Islands travel is their warmer climate and lighter rainfall, brilliant news for hikers and bird watchers alike. Expect the views and water sports typical of an island as well as the chance to enjoy their music and arts scene.

The Northern Gulf Islands

The Northern Gulf Islands are sometimes referred to as the Discovery Islands. En route from Campbell River you'll view the migrating whales along Discovery Passage. Continue your journey to Quadra Island, seeped in the history of the First Nations with Kwagiulth Museum as a highlight. Sonora Island offers wildlife spotting and a chance to have fun in the water rapids.

The Southern Gulf Islands

At the southern part of the Strait of Georgia, The Southern Gulf Islands are seen as the original Gulf Islands. They are accessible from nearby Vancouver and Victoria and include Salt Spring Island and the Pender Islands. They offer wineries, exotic plant life and hiking trips with both islands attracting a range of birds to picture.

Top itineraries in The Gulf Islands

Pacific Coast Experience Self-Drive

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,595 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Vancouver basks in a glorious natural setting, right on the water yet surrounded by the Coast Mountains. Whistler is an easy drive along the Sea to Sky Highway and the Sunshine Coast is where you will find the locals on holiday. The Pacific Rim National Park and city of Victoria complete your stay.

Sonora and Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Vancouver

11-day tailor-made journey from £9,865 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made tour is ideal for those who want to experience the wilderness, wildlife and adventure of British Colombia, but also want to stay in the height of comfort. It also includes Vancouver: a beautiful, cosmopolitan and cultured British Colombia city.

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Where to go in The Gulf Islands

Sonora Island

Sonora Island travel offers a chance to relax and discover the surrounding wilderness at its only resort. You can even travel to the island by helicopter to view the glaciers, mountain peaks and red and yellow cedars.

Quadra Island

Quadra Island is the largest of The Northern Gulf Islands. The further north you travel the smaller the population on the island and more tranquil the atmosphere.

South Pender Island

A South Pender Island holiday brings together stunning views from Mount Norman and beaches to unwind on after a hike in Beaumont Marine Park.

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island travel is also noted for whale and bird watching. The highly populated island is popular for its art and music scenes with Ganges worth a visit for its craft market.

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