Detailed Description: Savary Island, BC, Canada is one big sandy beach from Green Point (Mace Point) to Indian Point. The beach island is a popular beach day destination for lounging, sightseeing and exploring. The island is a very popular off shore moorage stop for boats on their way to or coming back from Desolation Sound.
The island is accessed by a foot passenger water taxi ferry service with a limited schedule and capacity. Peak seasons there is 2-3 boats running. The water taxi service will transport luggage, bikes and travel gear. Some arrive on the island by kayak, floatplane or leisure boat. There are very few vehicles on the island traveling the gravel roads. Most visitors and locals are riding bicycles or walking the 5 mile long island.
The Sliammon First Nation people refer to the island as "Ahyus" named after a two headed sea serpent that once was rumored to live in the caves in the area. One day, it is said, the monster went on an eating frenzy munching on fish, seals, whales and people. The gods reacted. "The Great Transformer" was so upset with this act of mass consumption, that he changed the serpent into the island we now know as Savary Island.
The occupants once living on Savary Island include Gold Rush miners, First Nations people and Union Steamship sailors arriving during the Great Depression. Today, the island is a popular destination in the summer season drawing people from around the world to play on its sandy beaches.
The island landscape is varied ranging from the beautiful spanning sandy beach areas, to the rock cliffs at Green Point. Located on Savary Island, is one of the largest ever Arbutus Trees still standing and shedding it's bark. Unfortunately viewing is very limited as it is situated on one of the private properties located on the island. The middle of the island is referred to as " The Trillium Lands", managed by The Nature Trust of B.C., and soon people say it will become parkland.
Some of the highlights to visit include Mermaid Rock. A small statue carved on top of one of the big boulders exposed on the sandy beach. From the water taxi turn right and follow the beach past Second Point.
Savary Island, Lund, BC, Sunshine Coast, Canada