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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Biking around the Southern Gulf Islands - so much fun, especially in September, when the weather gets a bit cooler and the ferries and bnbs are less busy. You can also rent bikes on the islands and explore:

www.seakayak.ca - Galiano Island
www.saltspringadventures.com - Salt Spring Island
www.kayakpenderisland.com - Pender Island
www.saturnacycle.wixsite.com/website - Saturna Island Brad Prevedoros will be playing at the Galiano Saturday Market tomorrow! Come by and get a snack, relax and enjoy the show - 10am to 2pm.

#saturdaymarket #southerngulfislands #galianoisland #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #supportlocal #buylocal We met Angelo, the owner of 'Axe & Reel Outdoor Emporium' in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, and had a peek around his amazing store. Everything Outdoor can be found here - a fabulous and quirky place to browse around in. Open 10am to 5pm, 6 days a week, Sunday: closed. Stop by and check it out for yourself, or browse the website for info: 
www.axeandreel.com

#wearesgi #interview #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #shop #outdoor #saltspringisland The last Pitchfork Social will be on September 30, 2019 - featuring the amazing Jeffrey Foucault, one of the most distinctive voices in Americana music, refining a sound combining blues, country, rock ’n roll and folk.

Pre-show dinner by Mateada. Dinner sales start at 6 pm, show at 7:30 pm. The Thirsty Islander will be serving cold craft beer and BC wines.

#islandlife #pitchforksocial #southerngulfislands #livemusic #explorebc #destinationbc #hellobc A peaceful late summer moment in the garden. Find beauty in the little things 😊. #southerngulfislands #flowers #hellobc #destinationbc #gardening #explorebc #exploreoutside #islandlife Thanks to @saltspringislandales  for sharing their refreshing Cologne Koelsch - summer ist still here, so you better drop by for a glass in their tasting room while it's still available!

#ales #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #beer #fresh #hellobc #destinationbc #weekendvibesallthetime #islandlife #explorebc #supportlocal #saltapringislandales Happy weekend, friends! Get out there and do something fun....like, join us on the Southern Gulf Islands for a nice getaway for example ☺️! #southerngulfislands #relax #weekend #september #westcoast #beautifulbc #beachwalk #islandlife #starfish #goodtimes #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside This summer we met up with Caitlin Hertzman, who owns the Galiano Coffee Roasting Company together with her husband Amos since 2017 - and when they are not busy producing this most delicious coffee, they enjoy a long walk at Pebble Beach.

#wearesgi #interview #southerngulfislands #galianoisland #galianocoffeeroastingco #hellobc #explorebc #destinationbc We love summer on the Southern Gulf Islands. September is a great time here - the Fall Fair, Apple Festival, Salt Spring Pride....so many amazing events are happening this month!

#southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #nature #events #islandlife Happy Labor Day Long Weekend! Hop on the ferry and come over - you really do deserve a break 😊. #southerngulfislands #bcferries #longweekend #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside The weekend is here - and with it the Saturday Markets on the Southern Gulf Islands! Lorelei Keys will be jamming at the Galiano Saturday Market from 10 am to 2pm, stop by of you are there....and enjoy a bite, a chat or just listen to the tunes while you get some rest.

#southerngulfislands #saturdaymarket #supportlocal #localartists #music #shoplocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #weekend Galiano Island Moments. Peaceful.

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #explorebc #destinationbc #summer #nature #beachwalk #islandlife Thanks for sharing this wonderful sunset over Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island @westcoastsandbox ☺️! #southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #sunset #relax #islandlife #nature Happy Monday ☺️☀️! #southerngulfislands #monday #explorebc #hellobc #destinationbc #saltspringisland #wildflowers When we visited Salt Spring Island this summer, we ran into Mikey McLeod, owner of Salt Spring Coffee, who was just in the process of renovating the Salt Spring Coffee location. They will re-open in September after a two year break - same Ganges location, same quality coffee, new menu items...awesome news ☺️! #southerngulfislands #localbusiness #supportlocal #saltspringisland #saltspringcoffee #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc Oh Salt Spring Island, it never disappoints. Happy Friday!

#southerngulfislands #weekend #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #relax Meet Jo and Alix, the owners and operators of Jo's Place on Pender Island, where they have lived for the last 10 years. After 7 years they decided to open a quirky breakfast spot for locals and tourists alike....and the food sure is delicious! 
Spots they love are Mount Norman, Thieves Bay,  Brooks Point on a stormy day & Roe Lake and its wonderful surroundings. 
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#penderisland
#wearesgi #interview #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #josplace The Thirsty Islander Mobile Beer Unit is an amazing idea - wherever Saltspringers gather for summer events this mobile bar is ready to deliver some of BC's most delicious craft beer, wine and ciders. For examples last night at the PitchFork Social. More info at www.thirstyislander.ca.

@thirstyislanderbeer

#pitchforksocial #saltspringisland #southerngulfislands #events #supportlocal #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #mobilebeerunit Well hello there, handsome! Remember to be on the lookout when driving around Salt Spring Island at dusk...Mr. and Mrs. Deer are always out and about.

#deer #southerngulfislands #saltspringisland #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #exploreoutside #saltspringisland Pender Pride 2019 at the Hamilton Cove Farm today, what a great crowd!

@hamiltoncovefarm

#southerngulfislands #hellobc #destinationbc #explorebc #penderisland #penderpride2019