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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