10 Fun Things to Do on Galiano Island

Like Salt Spring, the long and narrow island of Galiano is also one of the Southern Gulf Islands.  It’s located to the east of the British Columbia mainland and west of Vancouver Island.

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The 1,300 permanent residents on the island are mostly a creative community of artists, sculptors and writers. Galiano is sufficiently remote to feel like you’ve escaped the hubbub of everyday life.

Here’s help for planning your trip, along with details on the 10 best things to do on Galiano Island.

Go kayaking on Galiano

The glassy waters around the island are made for kayaking. And the bioluminescence night paddles are extra special.



Hike Bodega Ridge Provincial Park

Accessible via scenic Cottage way, most of the trail takes you gently uphill, through arbutus trees. Then it levels off as you walk along the cliff edge of Bodega Ridge.

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See the Kunamokst Mural

This stunning mural is a compilation of 231 original paintings by some 200 artists from the west coast and across Canada.

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Gawk at the views from Bluffs Park

On a clear day, you can see across the Southern Gulf Islands all the way to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the U.S.


Have dinner at Woodstone Manor

The food is sourced from local farmers and changes seasonally, depending on what’s fresh.

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Photo: Cenotes Casa Tortuga