Galiano

Travel Guide
Galiano which includes a park and a day spa
Untouched by development or crowds of tourists, Galiano is an adventure-filled island with spectacular wilderness and plenty of wildlife.

You won’t need to be in Galiano long to understand why it calls itself the “Gem of the Gulf Islands.” Watch whales gliding gracefully through the ocean and climb to the top of a forested peak in untouched wilderness. The few people who live here welcome visitors to the beauty of their island home with lively festivals and year-round entertainment.

Spend your day on a secluded beach lined by forests of pine and cedar. Measuring 17 miles (27 kilometers) from end to end, Galiano Island offers plenty of quiet coastline to discover. Take your camera along to Pebble Beach Reserve and Dionisio Point for photos of tranquil shores.

Experience adventure in the island’s interior. In spite of its size, Galiano is sparsely populated, which means that much of the island remains undeveloped. Hike through the protected parklands of Mount Galiano and Bodega Ridge for spectacular, untouched scenery. Take a mountain bike into the hills or sail a dinghy along the island coastline.

Step aboard a chartered boat departing from Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park to go whale watching in the ocean. Minke, orca and humpback whales are among the different species that visit these waters as they migrate through at different times of the year.

After you’ve had enough nature, explore the village of Sturdies Bay. Browse literature in independent bookstores and wander through charming art galleries. Rejuvenate in one of the island’s spas, where saunas, pools and flotation therapy will relax every muscle in your body.

Galiano is a hub for the network of ferries connecting the various Gulf Islands. Take a boat from here to Salt Spring Island, Mayne Island and other Gulf Islands destinations. To get to Galiano, book a ferry from Tsawwassen or Swartz Bay on Victoria Island.

Plan your visit to coincide with one of Galiano’s lively festivals. August has the Wine and Beer Tasting Festival, February offers a lively Literary Festival and in spring you can witness the unusual celebration known as Nettlefest.

Woodstone Manor Inc.
Woodstone Manor Inc.
3.5 out of 5
743 Georgeson Bay Road, Galiano, BC, V0N 1P0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $235 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Galiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Galiano Island Community Library and Galiano Golf ...
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"Everything is awesome, very kind staff"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2022

Woodstone Manor Inc.
Driftwood Village
Driftwood Village
3 out of 5
205 Bluff Road East, Galiano, BC, V0N1P0
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Galiano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (53 reviews)
Comfortable and sweet!
"2 mins away from the terminal. The host got the house ready for us way earlier and allowed us to move in right after the ferry arrived the island. Check in was quick and easy. The office is very cute and very convenient. The separated houses were little but very comfortable. We loved our staying ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2022

Driftwood Village
Bodega Ridge
Bodega Ridge
3 out of 5
120 Manastee Road, Galiano, BC, V0N 1P0
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Galiano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Bodega Ridge Provincial Park and Dionisio Point ...
Bodega Ridge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Driftwood Village
Driftwood Village
3 out of 5
205 Bluff Road East, Galiano, BC, V0N1P0
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Galiano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (53 reviews)
Comfortable and sweet!
"2 mins away from the terminal. The host got the house ready for us way earlier and allowed us to move in right after the ferry arrived the island. Check in was quick and easy. The office is very cute and very convenient. The separated houses were little but very comfortable. We loved our staying ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2022

Driftwood Village
Mineral Springs Resort
Mineral Springs Resort
2.5 out of 5
1460 North Beach Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1J4
Stay at this beach cabin in Salt Spring Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (218 reviews)
"The property is perfect to me and my wife. The view is unbeatable and the wildlife was so abundant. We loved how quiet it was and the jetted tub was a perfect way to cap-off a great day. Melissa is a wonderful host...very friendly and helpful. We look forward to many years of return trips!"

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2022

Mineral Springs Resort
Bodega Ridge
Bodega Ridge
3 out of 5
120 Manastee Road, Galiano, BC, V0N 1P0
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Galiano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Bodega Ridge Provincial Park and Dionisio Point ...
Bodega Ridge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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