Gulf Islands Drives on Saltspring, Saturna, Pender, and Galiano Islands

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

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The Gulf Islands, lying between BC’s two biggest cities, allow visitors to combine seaside driving with ocean cruising on the extensive BC Ferries fleet. Four of the most popular islands are described— Saltspring, Saturna, Pender, and Galiano. On the islands, quiet roads run along the picturesque coastlines, past quaint seaside communities, and to the summits of miniature peaks with stunning ocean and mountain views. The Gulf Islands are readily accessible from both Vancouver and Victoria and make for a perfect weekend getaway. Special attractions: Seaside driving, the mildest climate in BC, unique shorelines, small artistic communities, opportunities for marine life sightings including killer whales and sea lions, and west coast ambiance. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Gulf Islands: Drives on Saltspring, Saturna, Pender, & Galiano Islands Professional Review and Guide

"The Gulf Islands, lying between BC’s two biggest cities, allow visitors to combine seaside driving with ocean cruising on the extensive BC Ferries fleet. Four of the most popular islands are described— Saltspring, Saturna, Pender, and Galiano. On the islands, quiet roads run along the picturesque coastlines, past quaint seaside communities, and to the summits of miniature peaks with stunning ocean and mountain views.

The Gulf Islands are readily accessible from both Vancouver and Victoria and make for a perfect weekend getaway. Special attractions: Seaside driving, the mildest climate in BC, unique shorelines, small artistic communities, opportunities for marine life sightings including killer whales and sea lions, and west coast ambiance. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Salt Spring Island
Distance: Varies
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: BC Parks, South Vancouver Island District
Driving Directions: Directions to Gulf Islands: Drives on Saltspring, Saturna, Pender, & Galiano Islands

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May 2018