Explore the Southern Gulf Islands, BC

Winter is a great time to visit the Southern Gulf Islands . Nestled between Vancouver Island and the Vancouver Mainland, the Southern Gulf Islands are a perfect getaway for outdoor adventure, farm-fresh food and drink, arts and culture entertainment and wellness retreats. Long walks in the woods and along beaches make for memorable family time or for romantic couple’s escapes. And at the end of the day, tuck into one of our many places to stay on our islands in front of a fire and a warm embrace!

The Southern Gulf Islands are recognized as a world-classed destination to visit, including being recently featured in the New York Times as one of the “52 Places to go in 2016”. Why not spend some time on neighbouring islands, have some island hopping fun and find out what all of the fuss is about!

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Last week we had a chat with Cicela Manson, the Executive and Artistic Director at Artspring on Salt Spring Island - a gallery, theater and artist workspace in Ganges, hosting about 300 events annually. What a wonderful, inspiring institution! Program details at www.artspring.ca

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #artspring #culture #hellobc #destinationbc #wearesgi #art #gallery #destinationbc #exporebc Happy Fall 🍁🍁🍁 #southerngulfislands #nature #fall #destinationbc #explorebc #hellobc #fallcolors Salt Spring Island mystery vibes - thanks for sharing this awesome shot @curiouspretzel 😃🌲! #southerngulfislands #forestwalks #fall #hellobc #destinationbc #islandlife #westcoast #explorebc #exploreoutside A foggy fall morning on Salt Spring Island. Beautiful atmosphere!

Image: @lloydjones.peter 
#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #ferry #onaboat #bcferries #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #fall Last week we met up with Ronald Crawford, the Founding Director of the Salt Spring National Art Prize, and he told us a little bit about this bi-annual, community-based event that is created by artists for artists, and invites established and emerging artists of every medium. A wonderful exhibition, see details at www.saltspringartprize.ca

#southerngulfislands #saltspringnationalartprize #hellobc #destinationbc #exporebc When we visited Salt Spring Island this summer, we also chatted with Karen from the Old Salty Store in Ganges - pop in for your special souvenir: from local chocolates to West Coast Native Art pieces to fine teas and handcrafted soaps....they have so many lovely goodies here! www.oldsalty.ca

#oldsalty #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #wearesgi #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #interview Want a spoooky Halloween night? Then come by at the Halloween Spookhouse at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island tonight from 6pm onward - only $5 👻😁!
Country Grocer is pleased to sponsor the Spookhouse with funds going to the GISS IMPROV and the Festival of Fools.

#halloween #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #destinationbc #explorebc #hellobc #countrygrocer #tjbeans #gissimprov Thanks for sharing @bodegaridgehouse - what a beautiful start into this year's Halloween celebrations! Music by @jennybrooklin 😊

#southerngulfislands #sunset #galianoisland #nature #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc Light and shadow - beautiful fall strolls through the forest refresh the soul.

#southerngulfislands #forestwalks #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc Thanks for posting this gem @saltspringislander ...Ganges Harbour as seen from Chocolate Beach, taken this Sunday☀️! #saltapringisland #southerngulfislands #chocolatebeach #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #westcoast #islandlife Happy Sunday, it's such an amazing weather. Get out there!

#southerngulfislands #fall #islandlife #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc #westcoast #weekendvibesallthetime #kayak This coming Saturday will be the last Salt Spring Island Saturday Market of this season. Browse around for fresh produce, local art and tasty goodies - and stop by for a chat with Jessica and John from Bright Farm, and all the other local vendors!

Image: Salt Spring Island's Markets / Facebook

#southerngulfislands #supportlocal #market #fresh #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #islandlife #westcoast #saltspringisland We met up with David from Choices Boutique on Salt Spring Island last summer. When he is not supporting the boutique that runs a day program for mentally challenged adults, he loves hiking in Mouat Park and Bourgoyne Bay. A great project - thanks for chatting, David!

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#interview #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #exolorebc #supportlocal #westcoast Thanks for sharing @saltspringchamber - the 8th Sip & Savour Festival on Saturday was a full success. Guests were able to taste delicious treats from over 40 food and beverage providers.

#saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #supportlocal #sipandsavour #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #foodies #delicious What a wonderful view! Woodstone Manor on Galiano Island is always worth a trip. The setting of this unique boutique hotel is spectacular, no matter which season you choose. Check out www.woodstonegaliano.com for info.

#southerngulfislands #woodstonegaliano #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #relax Happy October - enjoy the weekend and get outside 🍁🍂🍁 #weekend #southerngulfislands #autumn #fall #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #nature #forestwalks This fall we met up with Ella Sokolosky and Isabella Law from Vanilla Leaf Bakery Cafe on Pender Island. Their favourite spot after finishing a shift at the lovely cafe is Brookes Point on South Pender Island and Hope Bay. Stop by and try one of the freshly prepared goodies before exploring though😊! #vanillaleafbakerycafe #penderisland #wearesgi #southerngulfislands #supportlocal #interview #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #freshfood SSNAP 2019/2020 -  Follow the Art! The big Awards Night & Closing Gala will take place at Mahon Hall on Saturday, October 19, from 6pm to 11.30pm. Tickets are available for $15. Find more info on the 52 outstanding artists from all over Canada at www.saltspringartprize.ca

#ssnap #saltapringisland #southerngulfislands #artprize #gala #hellobc #localart #destinationbc #exploreoutside #explorebc Mount Galiano, always worth a trip😊! #galianoisland #southerngulfislands #mountgaliano #nature #oceanview #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #westcoast #beautifulbc #beautifulwestcoast #liveoutside #hike