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Explore the Gulf Islands

Want to see wildlife? You’ve come to the right place. You’ll find black-tailed deer, seals, whales, song birds, sea birds, sea lions and porpoises. Biking, hiking and kayaking are some of the best ways to explore the islands. So choose your mode of transport—be that on your feet or seat—and get going!

Meet You at the Market

Salt Spring Saturday Market on the waterfront in Ganges is famous for a reason: there’s lots to see and do. 140+ stallholders sell what they make, bake or grow on the island between April and October from 9am-4pm.

Montague Harbour was declared the province’s first marine park in 1959 and the area has been home to Coast Salish people for over 3,800 years. You’ll fiind middens made of discarded clam, oyster and abalone shells on the seashore. Crushed by storms and bleached by the sun, the shells have created beautiful white beaches, perfect for exploring.

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Play in Paradise

Visit Big Tribune Bay on Hornby Island, dubbed “Hawaii of the North” for its crystal-clear blue waters and sweeping sandy beach. With lots of tidal pools to explore at low tide, this Hornby favourite provides a day’s worth of to-dos so pack a picnic and beach toys and kick off your shoes.

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