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Explore Gulf Island Communities

Gabriola Island

A short ferry ride from Nanaimo, Gabriola is known as…

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Saturna Island

A hop removed from the main BC Ferries routes, Saturna…

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Salt Spring Island

Welcome to what the Washington Post has called “the coolest…

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Pender Island

One of the friendliest of the Gulf Islands, Pender Island…

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Galiano Island

Direct service in under an hour from the BC Ferries…

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Getting to the Southern Gulf Islands

The Southern Gulf Islands are accessible via ferry with BC Ferries. Some of the islands require multiple connections, and the ferries are very busy during the summer months, so travellers are encouraged to plan ahead and book in advance, where possible.

By air, Salt Spring Island is accessible via Harbour Air Seaplanes.

Boaters can access the Southern Gulf Islands via the Salish Sea. For more information about marinas and harbours, visit