The world-renowned Gulf Islands lie between Vancouver Island and the Mainland of British Columbia. They enjoy idyllic landscapes, rustic character and they bask in a Mediterranean climate. With miles of stunning coastline, sea kayaying is perhaps the most popular outdoor activity in the Gulf Islands. Equipment rentals, lessons and guides are available on most of the islands. The islands are a destination for sailors and boaters as there are many marinas and docking facilities throughout the islands. Guided sight-seeing tours and boat charters are available from most of the islands. Cycling is also a popular way to see the Gulf Islands' quiet country roads.

In the spring of 2004 the Gulf Island National Park Reserve was opened. This Reserve protects one of the most sensitive ecological areas in Canada. Garry oaks and arbutus trees, tide pools, sea birds, orca whales, porpoises, seals and sea lions all live in and are protected by the Reserve which covers 33 sq. km (20.5 sq. mi.) of parkland on a number of islands.

The Gulf Islands produce a supply of specialty foods and farm products are available at local markets on most of the islands.

Hiking golf, tennis, scuba diving, fishing are all among the Gulf Island attractions. While each island is unique in character you may want to choose one island as a day trip or overnight getaway. Check each island for the type of accommodation available and be sure to book ahead, particularly in the summer season. There are several wellness centres and spas located on the islands, taking advantage of the restful ambience that each island provides.

Gulf Islands Accommodations vary from 5-star resorts to humble off-the-beaten-track Bed and Breakfasts that may just include teaching you a craft, perhaps forging.

The Gulf Islands are divided into North and South. Were you to look at a map of Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands are east of the distance between Victoria and Nanaimo, in the Strait of Georgia. The Northern Gulf Islands continue into the Johnstone Strait and into the Queen Charlotte Strait, covering a total of about 490 km (304 mi.).

Northern Gulf Islands

 

Southern Gulf Islands

7 park-like acres of spectacular south facing water front on St. Mary Lake. Choose a 1 or 2 bedroom fully equipped standard lakefront cottage or a new luxury log chalet. Perfect summer family vacation with a safe sandy beach, new jungle gym, variety of complimentary boats. Beach games and theme nights. Fabulous trout and bass fishing. Ideal off- season tranquility, perfect for a romantic get away.

This waterfront accommodation is located on Salt Spring Island. It offers a private pebble beach and contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station are included in the guest rooms. Each has a patio and select rooms have a kitchenette. River otters, seals, and eagles can be seen along the shoreline.

Decorated in a French design, this Salt Spring Island countryside house is opposite Ruckle Provincial Park. A full kitchen and 2 covered decks are available at the cottage. Fulford Ferry to Swartz Bay is 15 minutes’ drive away. The hotel features stained glass windows, a wood stove and is furnished in antiques. A full bathroom and an additional outdoor shower are available.

Le Gite d'Etape Le Gite d'Etape
157 Forest Ridge Road
Salt Spring Island
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We are perched directly across from the largest inner harbour and marina in the Gulf Islands. We offer 7 fully furnished luxury suites, each accommodating up to 6 people. You can walk to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, beaches and parks. Fly directly into the harbour on a float plane, or moor your boat and we're just steps away.

Armand Heights B&B on Salt Spring Island offers three beautifully romantic rooms, each with their own private entrance and balcony that overlook a magnificent view of the southern Gulf Islands, the mainland and mountains in the distance. This is truly "top of the world" vacation living! In the morning, we offer a full and hearty breakfast served at a private time you select up to 9 am.

This Salt Spring Island seaside resort offers a private beach area, a variety of spa services and villas with a patio and fireplace. The spacious villas provide a two-person mineral bath. Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen, barbecue grills and a living room with a sofa. Some offer an ocean view. Row boats and bikes are available for guests.

Located on its own private beach, Cusheon Lake Resort is located in Ganges on Salt Spring Island. An outdoor hot tub and BBQ facilities are available on the terrace. A flat-screen cable TV with DVD player is featured in the living room area in each unit at this rustic resort. A full kitchen provides an oven, microwave, refrigerator, and dining table.

Hastings House Country House Hotel -- a small luxury country resort, spa and restaurant - sits on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Enjoy luxury lodging, fine dining, wellness and relaxation in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Explore British Columbia's natural beauty, Salt Spring's mild climate and the warmth and creativity of its people.

Our European style Salt Spring Island inn offers an elegant adult-oriented retreat. Choose to do as much or as little as you wish while here. Spend the afternoon in the gardens listening to the sound of the waterfalls and enjoying the heated pool or hot tub. Take a walk on the nature trails which meander through the 30 acres of our property. Spoil yourself with a treatment in our full-service spa.

This seaside bed and breakfast is situated on 10 acres on Salt Spring Island. It features a 50 foot dock, an outdoor pool and spacious suites with kitchenette facilities. Guests at this hotel get free use of canoes, rowboat and kayaks. The property also provides a sauna, trampoline and fire pits. The suites and cottage offer access to the shared patio.

This Denman Island, eco-friendly hostel/hotel is attached to Earth Club Factory which produces eco-friendly products and roasts, grinds and serves its own coffee. The bistro serves organic and local food products. The guesthouse has 5 rooms and features a hot tub and bicycle rental and offers free wifi, and pancake breakfast. The inn is located on Denman Island and is 5 km from Buckley Bay.

Breakfast is provided at this Gabriola Island property. Free airport pick up is offered from Tofino Air terminal 1 km away. Gabriola Island ferry terminal is a 20 minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi is included. Rooms include a dining area with microwave and refrigerator at the WurHere B&B. The rooms also include a flat-screen TV and views of the garden and orchard. En suite bathrooms are included.

Our Gabriola establishment provides accommodations with free WiFi and access to a garden with a terrace. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries, bath and shower. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible nearby. Perfect for romantic getaways or family fun.

Set on 9 acres of private forest land on Galiano Island, Woodstone Manor is a magical place to enjoy a romantic getaway or family vacation. Our unique dining Room & Patio offers menus of food prepared by our executive chef! With only 12 rooms, it's the perfect size for an intimate wedding or to gather with family and friends for a celebration.

Our Galiano Island accommodations include self-sufficient cottages with kitchen and bath ranging from studios to 2-bedroom cabins. No two cottages are alike. Each features local, original Art, a full complement of dishes, and linens for bed and bath which enhance the individuality of each unit. All cottages have a full private bath, well-equipped cooking facilities, cable TV and secure Wi-Fi.

Our Ganges property features a garden and is surrounded by natural attractions such as parks and a lake. The property is 8 km from Salt Spring Vineyards. At the guesthouse, the rooms come with a closet. Every room comes with a private bathroom and free toiletries, and selected rooms have a patio. At Thistle Dew Cottage, each room is equipped with a seating area.

Thistle Dew Cottage Thistle Dew Cottage
720 Lower Ganges Road
Ganges
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Our Ganges B&B has rooms with free WiFi and is near a lake. The bed and breakfast is also 5.6 km away from Salt Spring Vineyards. Every room comes with a patio. We will provide a bath or shower, free toiletries and a flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD-Player. Full English/Irish and American breakfast options are available each morning.

Boasting a 1-acre English garden, our Ganges B&B provides a full gourmet breakfast. A guest terrace is featured, and free Wi-Fi is offered in all guest units. A seating area is provided in each unit. Free toiletries are included for added convenience. Select units offer full kitchen facilities and a private bathroom. Provided daily, breakfast has eggs, fruit, pastries and yogurt.

This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Set in Saint Andrews, The New Brunswick Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. The bed and breakfast offers a seating area with a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and shower.

Quadra Island is one of the idyllic Northern Gulf Islands & is located just a 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River off the central east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Quadra Island is well known for beautiful scenery and a casual atmosphere and there is no better place to relax and enjoy the ocean views and warm island hospitality than the Heriot Bay Inn & Resort on the waterfront!

This Vancouver hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and full kitchens in each room. Guests can enjoy a clean atmosphere at this all non-smoking property. Each air-conditioned room at Level Yaletown - Seymour's features a washer and dryer, private balcony, and Keurig coffee machine. A private bathroom offers guests a bathrobe. Guests can also enjoy walk-in closets for convenient storage.

This Vancouver, British Columbia hostel boasts a full bar and restaurant on site and offers a ticket service desk with discounts on tickets for Vancouver Canucks games. Breakfast is provided daily. Samesun Vancouver offers shared and private rooms that include lockers. Free Wifi is provided. The daily complimentary breakfast includes coffee, tea, bagels and oats.

Samesun Vancouver Samesun Vancouver
1018 Granville Street
Heriot Bay
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Featuring a bar, restaurant, and night club on site, this hotel is located in the heart of Vancouver's entertainment district, just 2 minutes' walk away from Vogue Theatre. It offers contemporary rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi. Each guest room at Hotel Belmont Vancouver, an Ascend Hotel Collection provides a coffee maker and ironing facilities.

Located on North Pender Island, we have been receiving visitors since 1983, and underwent a full renovation in 2017. A short walk from Oak Bluffs Park, We sits at the highest point of one of Pender Island’s most stunning viewpoints, and is one of only spots offering 360 degree views. Surrounded by 10 acres of private land, It’s the ultimate getaway for individuals of any age.

A west coast paradise away from the crowds, April Point Resort & Spa combines natural beauty and adventure to create the ultimate vacation experience. Situated on beautiful Quadra Island, the resort lets you set your own pace. Enjoy a thrilling whale watching tour or a peaceful sunset wine and cheese cruise. Relax with a massage at the Aveda spa or enjoy a cocktail on the patio.

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