Galiano Island, an iPhone Photo Story

Pictures from Galiano Island, British Columbia

We’ve become big fans of the iPhone and, more notably, its variety of fun photography apps. It’s amazing how the touch of a few buttons can completely change the look of a simple photo.

A few weeks ago, we downloaded the pictures from our phone and put together a photo story from our summer in British Columbia. We liked the way the post turned out, so we decided to create a similar post from our recent trip to Galiano Island, one of the lesser known Southern Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia.

Our ferry to Galiano Island

 Sturdies Bay ferry terminal on Galiano Island

Panoramic views of the Gulf Islands from Bluffs Park

Ferry crossing through Active Pass

 Purple star fish washed up on the shore

Sunset at Bellhouse Park

Montague Harbour Marina

Seal colony near Whaler Bay

Our hotel, Galiano Inn and Spa, provided us with a Smart Car to explore the island.
Above, Nicole checking out the views of Active Pass from Bluffs Park

Mystical forest and hiking trails at Bluffs Park

Serenity at Montague Provincial Park, another reason we love living in British Columbia

Galiano Island tourist info booth

The spa at Galiano Inn and Spa

Colourful sunrise over Sturdies Bay, great spot to enjoy morning coffee!

Lagoon at Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park

Large jellyfish washed up on the rocky shore

Views of the Gulf Islands and Active Pass from Bluffs Park

 Marine wildlife at the rocky beach, Gossip Island in the distance

Natural beauty at Montague Harbour

 Montague Harbour Marina

Forest trail at Bellhouse Park

 Pristine beach in Montague Provincial Park

 Departures at Sturdies Bay

We also captured some dramatic photos on our first night – Calm Before the Storm on Galiano Island

Where is Galiano Island?

Located in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, Galiano Island is the closest Gulf Island to Vancouver and the U.S. border. The quiet island is easily accessible by several BC Ferries routes; departing from Tsawassen Ferry Terminal (Vancouver, 45 minute ferry trip) and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (Victoria, 70 minute ferry trip), as well as the neighbouring Southern Gulf Islands. There is also float plane service from both the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

The map below gives a better sense as to where Galiano Island is in relation to Vancouver and Victoria. For those that are unfamiliar, Victoria is located about 30 minutes south of Sidney on Vancouver Island.

We grabbed this map from the Gulf Islands Guide website


Have you visited British Columbia’s Gulf Islands?
Share your experience in the comments section below!


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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.