Southern Gulf Islands
- Best of Vancouver and Victoria
- Vancouver Island: High Tea to Low Tide
- Vancouver’s Totem Poles
- Vancouver’s Best Hiking
- Family Fun in Vancouver & Victoria
- Focus on Vancouver and Victoria
- Vancouver Weekend Getaway
- Victoria Weekend Getaway
- A Tour Through Time
- Inside Passage Cruises
- Outdoor Adventures
- Winter Fun in Vancouver & Victoria
Spread through the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island are a group of islands with a mild, almost Mediterranean climate; beautiful scenery; driftwood-strewn beaches; quaint towns; and wide ranging choice of accommodations that combine to make them popular in summer, when laid back locals share their home with flocks of visitors.
Still, there’s plenty of room to get away from the hustle, with mile after mile of remote coastline and easily reached peaks beckoning to be explored. After kayaking, biking, or hiking, the best way to end the day is at one of the many island restaurants, feasting on salmon and crab brought ashore that morning.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition