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

This decorative hotel is located just across from Salt Spring Island Visitor Information in Ganges. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Rooms at this hotel offer a flat-screen TV and a luxurious pillowtop bed. Deluxe Rooms also feature a fireplace, a private bathroom and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the outdoor deck or relax by the fireplace in the lounge area.

This Salt Spring Island hotel features a day spa, a 15-acre organic farm and on-site restaurant with live entertainment. Rooms include free Wi-Fi and coffee-making facilities. The restaurant offers organic and locally grown produce and weekend entertainment. The hotel provides each room with a colour TV and a work desk. Classes are available at the yoga studio.

Offering beautiful views over Ganges Harbour, this Salt Spring Island suite features access to a number of outdoor activities. Free Wi-Fi is provided. A fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and a DVD player are found in the spacious suite. The accommodation is located above an outdoor store and offers a selection of hiking, kayaking and sailing excursions. Massage services can also be arranged.

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.

With a private terrace, boat mooring and beach, this completely non-smoking Salt Spring Island accommodation includes suites with a kitchenette and an electric fireplace. An oceanfront hot tub with bathrobes and slippers is available. A 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV and a selection of DVDs are included. The bathroom features heated porcelain tile floors.

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.

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.

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.

Manna House on Deman Island consists of 2 buildings, connected by a covered walkway on 2 acres of ocean-front. There are 3 self-contained guest suites are newly renovated, completed in the Fall of 2020. Your hosts, Mitra and Mark, have lived and worked here since 2003; both are artists. Vegetarian Friendly! Please only cook vegetarian food on the premises; eggs and dairy are OK.

Manna House Manna House
1901 East Road
Denman Island
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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.

Our waterfront retreat haven is on Galiano Island in BC's Gulf Islands. Our quiet, creative spaces are perfect for getting away any time of the year. You can be entirely cocooned in a cozy, nurturing accommodation to relax and recharge your batteries on your own. Create a personal retreat drawing on massage, reiki, and a myriad of special services and features to enhance your time away.

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 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.

More than a simple open-air museum, the Village historique acadien is a tourism complex built around a 2.2 km circuit bordered with historic buildings, all inhabited by fully bilingual (French and English) interpretive guides who portray the daily lives of the Acadian people from 1770 to 1949.

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!

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.

At our Campbell River bed and breakfast, we have 150 ft of private serene beach living. You will enjoy 2 bdrm, 2 bath of 1300 sq feet fully equipped vacation home with ample parking, lots of green space. Storm watching the seas. Incredible mountain and ocean view. Eagle, whale, porpoise and sea lion watching. Library and games. Wood burning rock fireplace insert. Cable, internet.

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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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.

This Quathiaski Cove resort offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and a variety of outdoor activities. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. Boasting a bay window with harbour views, each room features a flat-screen TV with cable. All en suite rooms include tea and coffee making facilities. Four covered decks complete with a seating area and BBQ facilities are available.

Whiskey Point Resort Whiskey Point Resort
725 Quathiaski Cove Road
Quadra Island
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Just 2 1/2 hours north of Campbell River and a 30 minute ferry ride will bring you to the start of your Island Escape. Orca Lodge offers private and exclusive beachfront accommodation in sunny Sointula on Malcolm Island. Your suite at Orca Lodge is so close to the water that at high tide you will feel like you are floating on a boat. At low tide there is an abundance of sea life to discover.

Distances to…
Downtown Sointula: 1.8km

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Boasting panoramic sea views, this beachfront property is located on Malcolm Island just 100 m from Sointula ferry terminal. Free WiFi is offered in all areas. Port McNeil is a 30 minute ferry ride away. Guests can enjoy the beach views from their patio. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower. Select rooms offer a fireplace.

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