Welcome to the Gulf Islands Archipelago A top travel and activity destination located on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The 14 main islands are situated in the Strait of Georgia locked in between the mainland coast of British Columbia (City of Vancouver) and the larger Vancouver Island.
The archipelago consists of three groups of islands called the south, central and north Gulf Islands. Each island is accessed via a vehicle/passenger ferry. The island destinations include the South Gulf Islands - Saltspring (Salt Spring), Gabriola, Galiano, Mayne, Saturna and Pender Islands... the Central Gulf Islands - Denman, Hornby, Texada, Savary and Thetis Islands... the Northern Gulf Islands - Cormorant (Alert Bay), Malcolm (Sointula), Cortes and Quadra Islands.
The Gulf Islands in the province of B.C. are recognized as a top island destination in Canada. The islands provide an opportunity to enjoy many activities such as ocean kayaking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, boating, sailing, hiking, camping, birding, golfing, scuba diving, wind sports, whale watching, sightseeing and beachcombing... plus attractions like museums, spas, festivals and art galleries.
Some of the top sightseeing island destinations include Mount Maxwell Lookout Park & Ruckle Provincial Park (Salt Spring); Mount Norman Park & Beaumont Park (Pender); Georgina Point Park & Lighthouse & Mt. Parke Park (Mayne); Bluffs Park & Mt. Galiano Park (Galiano); Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Gabriola); Tribune Bay Provincial Park (Hornby); Savary Island (Lund, Sunshine Coast); Pilkey Point (Thetis); Namgis Burial Grounds (Alert Bay); Pultenay Point Trail & Lighthouse (Sointula); Smelt Bay Park (Cortes) and the Rebecca Spit Provincial Park (Quadra).
Some of the top island activity and adventure destinations include the Bodega Ridge Provincial Park & Trail & Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park (Galiano); Fillongley Provincial Park & Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (Denman); Helliwell Provincial Park (Hornby); Rebecca Spit Provincial Park (Quadra); Shelter Point Bay Park (Texada); Beautiful Bay Trail (Sointula) and the very popular Gulf Islands National Park.