Visit The Gulf Islands
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
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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.
Where to go in The Gulf Islands
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 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.
A South Pender Island holiday brings together stunning views from Mount Norman and beaches to unwind on after a hike in Beaumont Marine Park.
Meet our The Gulf Islands experts
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