Premier Listings for the Gulf Islands

Snug in the Georgia Strait, between the BC mainland and the east coast of Vancouver Island, are the Gulf Islands and Discovery Islands of British Columbia.

Each of the Gulf Islands seems to be a world unto itself. Each has its own history, culture and colourful characters. Spectacular scenery, talented artisans and artists, great outdoor recreation, and a great mediterranean climate are among the many attractions of the popular Gulf Islands.

Southern Gulf Islands

There are seven major islands in the southern half of the Strait of Georgia. Each island has its distinctive charm, and deserves at least a day or two for exploring.

A good way to do so is by bicycle, stopping at campgrounds or bed and breakfasts along the way. Roadways and trails take you on a tour of natural beauty, leading you to hilltops for fabulous views and down to the beach for an afternoon swim. Around each corner is an artisan’s gallery or a cafe, a row of unique little shops, or a quiet marina. There is also camping, hiking, fishing, boating and sailing, all in beautiful surroundings and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere – truly what holiday memories are made of.

Decide in advance which island best suits your purposes, then consult a BC Ferries schedule to see if you can manage the connections in the course of a day’s visit, or whether you’ll have to seek overnight accommodation. Ferry service to many islands is restricted to one or two sailings a day, except in summer months. You may find that in order to catch a ride, you’ll have to start your day well before dawn and return home late in the evening. The trade off is that you’ll find far fewer visitors sharing the roads, waterways and parks with you as you travel at off-peak times.

Saltspring Island
Saltspring Island is Canada’s arts and crafts island. Because of its mild climate, mellow pace, beautiful landscapes and island isolation, artists and crafts people are drawn from all over the world. Although Saltspring is well known to boaters and may be reached by three ferries and scheduled air flights, it remains a quiet lesser-known paradise for most travellers. On Saturday mornings in the summer, the spirit of Saltspring can be caught in the local Market in Ganges, the biggest town in the Gulfs.

Mayne Island
Rolling orchards and warm rock-strewn beaches abound on Mayne Island, a rustic 13 square-km spot. It’s small enough for a day trip, but pretty enough for a lifetime. Drop by the lighthouse, watch the frantic activity as fishermen wait till the last minute to get out of the ferry’s way in Active Pass, or stroll up the top of Mayne’s mountains for a view of the Strait of Georgia – and you’ll begin to discover what Mayne is all about.

Saturna Island
Saturna Island is tucked away at the southern end of the island chain. Rural, sparsely populated, and difficult to reach, Saturna Island is easily the least spoilt of the Gulf islands.

Pender Islands
The Pender Islands are known as the ‘Friendly Islands’ and the ‘Islands of Hidden Coves’ – with over 20 public ocean access spots to visit along the beaches and coves. The mild climate and pristine wilderness make the Penders perfect for family holidays, romantic retreats, golfing, hiking, biking and nature-watching.

Galiano Island
Galiano Island has always enjoyed the reputation of being the most welcoming to visitors. Galiano is a hub for sea-kayak trips and the site of the Montague Harbour Marine Provincial park, one of the largest Marine Provincial parks on any of the islands. This isn’t to say that residents of the other islands won’t be just as pleased to see you disembark at the dock. Indeed, tourism is important to the livelihood and economic well-being of most of the Gulf Islands, although some are better prepared for it than others.

Gabriola Island
Gabriola Island, the most accessible of the chain, features three provincial parks, quiet beaches, and sensational ocean views. Perhaps the most interesting limestone formations on the Gulf Islands are located at Gabriola Sands Provincial Park, called the Malaspina Galleries.

Thetis Island
Island life on Thetis Island is relaxed, rural, peaceful and crime-free, with delightful rural scenes, beautiful shoreline, crystal clear waters, and wonderful views. A Mediterranean combination of mild winters and warm, dry summers supports a unique ecosystem and provides an ideal environment for outdoor recreation.

Penelakut Island (Kuper Island)
Although located in the Strait of Georgia, Penelakut Island falls under the Cowichan Valley, and belongs to the Penelakut First Nations Tribe. There are no commercial establishments on Penelakut Island.

De Courcy Island
De Courcy Island is located in Northumberland Channel, between Nanaimo and Valdes Island. De Courcy Island is about 300 acres in size and is heavily forested in most areas. There are several middens on De Courcy Island that indicate native use of the land going back over 3,000 years.

Valdes Island
Valdes Island is located in the Strait of Georgia, sandwiched between Gabriola Island and Galiano Island. The island supports a small community of residents at Starvation Bay on the north shore, but the majority of the population of the island consists of part-time vacationers. A third of Valdes Island is a First Nations Reserve for the Lyackson First Nation at Shingle Point.

Newcastle Island
Albeit that Newcastle Island is located off the coast of Vancouver Island, it is not considered one of the Gulf Islands. Accessible by foot-passenger ferry from Nanaimo, Newcastle Island is a nature reserve, and a delightfully adventurous location for a picnic, with sandstone cliffs, forests, gravel beaches, caves, caverns and prehistoric native middens.

Northern Gulf Islands

The term Northern Gulf Islands is infrequently used to describe the islands between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland that aren’t considered Southern Gulf Islands. This is potentially confusing, as Quadra Island and Cortes Island are included in the Discovery Islands.

These islands, part of a chain of 6,000 islands that shelter the British Columbia coastline between Washington and Alaska, lie beyond the quick-access range of Vancouver and Victoria.

The wonderful silence that envelops these islands is characteristic of the ambience in remote central coast locales. It wasn’t always this way. In the heyday of fishing and logging camps, the population on the more isolated islands was surprisingly higher than it is today.

Evidence of this can be seen in the abandoned cabins, ancient villages, and overgrown logging roads. Explore by car, kayak, mountain bike or on foot. Find a location that appeals to you, and within this microcosm, experience the wonder and magic that pervades life here.

Quadra Island
Quadra Island is a 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Resident artists and craftspeople make the island a fine place to sleuth around for pottery and other wares. The Nuyumbalees Cultural Center (formerly Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center) contains an outstanding collection of authentic artifacts.

Cortes Island
After going to the effort to reach Cortes Island, with its placid lakes, beaches rich in shellfish, and rugged gorges – your reward is finding a campsite on the southwestern corner at Smelt Bay Provincial Park, a heavenly setting on this picturesque island.

Denman Island
Tranquil and bucolic, Denman and Hornby Island sits just off the east coast of Vancouver Island. Denman, the larger of the two is known for its pastoral farmlands and its population of talented artisans.

Hornby Island
Lying off the south end of Denman Island, Hornby Island is the smaller of the two and offers a rugged, seductive mix of northwest rainforest and magnificent warm-water swimming beaches.

Texada Island
Originally home to a whaling station, Texada Island is now the site of a working limestone quarry. Texada offers biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, birdwatching and rock hounding.

Lasqueti Island
Hop aboard the foot passenger ferry from French Creek and cruise across the Strait of Georgia to Lasqueti Island. Largely undeveloped, Lasqueti is a worthwhile destination for a day trip or longer – not only for its natural beauty, but it is so distant from the mainstream.

Jedediah Island
Jedediah Island is a Marine Provincial park located between Lasqueti Island and Texada Island, in the Sabine Channel of the Strait of Georgia. It is the largest and most diverse island of a chain of over thirty islands and rocky islets located north and west of Lasqueti Island. Jedediah’s isolation and tranquility make it an excellent destination for kayaking and wilderness camping.

Rendezvous Islands
The Rendezvous Islands are located in Calm Channel off the northeast end of Read Island in the Discovery Island chain of islands. The Rendezvous Island group comprises North Rendezvous Island, Middle Rendezvous Island, and Rendezvous Island South.

Savary Island
Savary Island and the Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park are only accessible by private boat or water taxi from Lund on the Sunshine Coast. The best beaches in the entire chain of Gulf Islands are to be found on Savary Island. It’s debatable which side of the snout-shaped island has the best beaches, but when you’re in heaven, it doesn’t matter which side of the street you walk on!

Population: 14,000

Location: The Gulf Islands are dotted in the Georgia Strait, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. BC Ferries provides service to the Gulf Islands from several terminals on Vancouver Island, including Swartz Bay (Sidney), Crofton, Buckley Bay and Nanaimo, and from Tsawwassen near Vancouver on the mainland. Vehicle reservations are recommended for sailings between Tsawwassen and the Gulf Islands.

The fleet of BC Ferries that services the Northern Gulf Islands is not as large nor are the sailings as frequent as the fleet for the Southern Gulf Islands. Some of the Islands can only be reached by private transportation such as water taxis, kayaks, canoes and, occasionally, floatplanes. Many visitors travel to the Gulf Islands by private boat. Boaters can choose from many marinas, government docks and anchorages. If you’re travelling from the United States, there’s a convenient Customs office at Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island. Visitors will find that the further north in the Strait of Georgia they explore, the fewer fellow travellers they’ll encounter.

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Outer Island Guest Farm
4785 DePape Road Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0 Home Phone: 250-335-2379Home Fax: 250-335-0606Visit Website

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A Retreat to Remember. Outer Island Guest Farm is an Agri-Villa set on 14 acres of farmland on Hornby Island, offering warm hospitality and a taste of country living. The beautiful ranch-style homestead, with swimming pool, tennis court, and orchard, provides a tranquil atmosphere to relax, rejuvenate and see agricultural living first-hand. Self-catering or B&B accommodations available. Specializing in all-inclusive retreat packages.

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Misty Isles Adventures
P O Box 137 Manson’s Landing Cortes Island BC V0P 1K0 Home Phone: 250-935-6756Visit Website

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Misty Isles Adventures is Cortes Island’s only sea kayaking outfitter and sailing charter vessel offering guided day paddles, kayak mothership trips, kayak instruction and sea kayak rentals. The 43-foot schooner Misty Isles departs Cortes Island for day sailing and sightseeing explorations of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and mainland inlets. Longer multi-day trips are also available.

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Mothership Adventures
P.O. Box 30 Heriot Bay Quadra Island BC V0P 1H0 Home Phone: 250-202-3229Home Phone: 604-677-5692Work Phone: 1-888-833-8887Visit Website

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Explore our remote coastal wilderness aboard the heritage vessel Columbia III! Join us for exhilarating and unforgettable BC adventure tours that include sea kayaking, eco adventure, natural history, First Nations culture, extraordinary wildlife viewing, photography and painting. Experience sand beaches, stunning fjords, lush estuaries, and exceptional wildlife viewing of whales and bears. Travel in luxury with a certified hospitable crew, qualified guides, gourmet food and comfortable accommodation aboard the luxury Mothership.

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Cedar Beach Resort
1136 North End Road Saltspring Island BC V8K 1M1 Home Phone: 250-537-2205Work Fax: 250-537-5509Work Phone: 1-888-537-4366Visit Website

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Cedar Beach Resort is located on beautiful St. Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island. Our 5 acre resort offers 17 cabins and suites as well as 23 fully-serviced RV/camping sites. We have our own private, sandy beach right on the lake. Our heated, outdoor swimming pool (open mid-May to mid-September) and hot tub offer fabulous lake views. All cabins and suites are fully furnished with cooking facilities, and the adjoining Beach House offers indoor and outdoor recreation space. An exceptional venue for family reunions, gatherings, and small group weddings.

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Coast Mountain Expeditions
Kayaking Base: Quadra Island BC Mailing Address: Box 25 Read Island Surge Narrows BC V0P 1W0 Home Phone: 250-285-2823Work Fax: 250-285-2823Visit Website

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Lodge based multi-day sea kayaking tours in the Discovery Islands, off Central Vancouver Island. We operate in and around the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound, and mainland inlets. View marine parks, wildlife, BC’s highest mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. Watch grizzly bears from your kayak, paddle with seals, dolphin, and porpoise. Incredible marine inter-tidal life. No experience necessary. We are Canada’s longest operating sea kayak company, now entering our 28th year. Recommended by National Geographic as one of Canada’s top places to visit. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Salt Springs Spa Resort
1460 North Beach Road Saltspring Island BC V8K 1J4 Home Phone: 250-537-4111Home Fax: 250-537-2939Work Phone: 1-800-665-0039Visit Website

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This highly acclaimed seaside spa resort features ocean and forest view chalets, each with their own wood burning fireplace, kitchen and 2 person mineral water jet bath. Canada’s most complete organic health spa offers a full range of traditional Ayurvedic and Modern holistic body, beauty and fitness therapies including customized herbal, diet, weight loss, yoga and cleansing programs and retreats.

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Mowhinna Creek Campground
515 Fulford-Ganges Road Saltspring Island BC V8K 2K1 Home Phone: 250-537-7861Visit Website

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Mowhinna Creek Campground is located in the heart of Saltspring Island, 1 km south of Ganges. Convenient central location from which to explore the island. Accessible by local bus. Nestled in the woods, the easy-access RV sites have full hookups. Tent sites vary in amount of shading. Pets welcome. Camp hosts on site. Reservations recommended.

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Hastings House Country House Hotel
160 Upper Ganges Road Ganges Saltspring Island BC V8K 2S2 Home Phone: 250-537-2362Home Fax: 250-537-5333Work Phone: 1-800-661-9255Visit Website

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Hastings House Country House Hotel is a small luxury country resort, spa and restaurant on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island. Enjoy luxury lodging, fine dining, wellness and relaxation in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Whether your accommodations are in the stately Tudor-style Manor House, the restored historic Post Cottage, or any one of 18 distinct suites, you’ll be captivated by the ambiance of this pastoral estate.

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Fairview Farm Bed and Breakfast
601 Bell Bay Road Mayne Island BC V0N 2J0 Home Phone: 250-539-5582Work Phone: 1-866-539-5582Visit Website

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Fairview Farm Bed and Breakfast offers two charming rooms overlooking Campbell Bay on Mayne Island for year-round enjoyment. Hike, bicycle, kayak, fish, or swim in the superb natural setting of the beautiful Gulf Islands, and then come back to Fairview Farm to stay and relax in our comfort-filled home. Delicious breakfast of healthy, local and and organic food is served in your room or on the sunny terrace.

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Waterfront West Real Estate
1080 5th Street Courtenay BC V9N 1L4 Home Phone: 250-897-8781Home Fax: 250-703-2902Home Phone: 1-866-799-9378Visit Website

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Waterfront West is the first and only marketplace dedicated exclusively to buyers and sellers of waterfront and water view real estate in British Columbia. Advertising Realtors’ listings, private sales and developments, we are pioneering the market for this prime real estate. Featuring private and brokered sales, waterfront developments and a complimentary Buyers’ Club.

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Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
119 Hallam Court Lake Country BC V4V 1P1 Vacation Lodging Locations: Throughout British Columbia Home Phone: 250-434-8962Work Phone: 1-888-869-6377Visit Website

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Looking for a Vacation Rental? Why spend more and get less with a hotel? We offer privately-owned, condos, apartments, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cottages and cabins throughout British Columbia for rent – nightly, weekly or monthly. Owners set their own competitive rates. Great value and selection.

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Wellspring Spa at Hastings House
Hastings House Country House Hotel 160 Upper Ganges Road Ganges Saltspring Island BC V8K 2S2 Home Phone: 250-537-2362Home Fax: 250-537-5333Work Phone: 1-800-661-9255Visit Website

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Wellspring Spa at Hastings House is a tranquil oasis, nestled among the stunning gardens and a cedar tree grove on one of Salt Spring Island’s most magnificent properties.

Our Spa Director, Terra Dimock, and her Spa Team share their passion and expertise in nutrition, fitness, beauty, massage therapy, herbal medicine, and traditional Chinese Medicine for results in aging well, relieving pain, weight loss, and stress management.

Classic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, RMT Massage, Shiatsu Therapy, Facials, Body Wraps, Couples Instructional Training, Manicures & Pedicures, Waxing, Spa Parties. New for this winter: The Meadow Spa Suite for fireside side-by-side massage treatments and therapeutic baths in a deep soaker tub.

Wellspring Spa at Hastings House, a Relais & Chateaux property, is open to the general public year round from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Appointments may be booked online on our website and through Facebook.

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Cusheon Lake Resort
171 Natalie Lane Saltspring Island BC V8K 2C6 Home Phone: 250-537-9629Work Fax: 250-537-9692Work Phone: 1-866-899-0017Visit Website

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Listen to the quiet or sometimes the frog chorus or children’s laughter. With 14 one & two bedroom log cottages & 2 cedar loft cabins, the resort is a destination for all. Couples wanting to spend a relaxing time with each other. Families ready to enjoy time together inside and out – playing board games or swimming and boating. Beautiful, well-maintained cottages with lake frontage, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens & TVs. The resort grounds are surrounded by the lake on three sides, with 2 docks, a swimming beach with raft and a boat beach for lake access. Canoes, rowboats and outdoor hot tub are here for your use.

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EMR Vacation Rentals
Vancouver Office: EMR Vacation Rentals Inc. #1118 Richards Street Vancouver BC V6B 3E6 Victoria Office: (Mailing address) #106-1016 McCallum Road Victoria BC V9B 4C6 Home Phone: 604-628-4435Home Phone: 250-483-6790Home Fax: 530-660-3079Work Phone: 1-866-800-8880Work Phone: 0-800-520-0932 UKHome Phone: 0-800-181-8907 GermanyVisit Website

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EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more.

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Poets Cove Marina
Poets Cove Resort & Spa 9801 Spalding Road Pender Islands BC V0N 2M3 Home Phone: 250-629-2100Work Phone: 1-888-512-7638Visit Website

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Poets Cove Marina is located in beautiful Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, one of the top ten anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. Contained within North America’s largest designated marine park, the Marina at Poets Cove offers 110 deep water slips for boats up to 100 feet, with fuel, power, water, and a Canada Customs office right in the Harbour. Heated pool, hot tub, laundromat, and showers.

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LandQuest Realty Corporation
101-313 6th Street New Westminster Vancouver BC V3L 3A7 Home Phone: 604-664-7630Home Fax: 604-606-7901Work Phone: 1-866-558-5263Visit Website

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Landquest Realty Corporation is a unique real estate company specializing in marketing recreational real estate, development properties, ranches, guest ranches, oceanfront, islands, resorts, lakefront, timber, trophy properties, remote fishing and hunting properties and Big Game Outfitter Territories throughout BC. Landquest’s dedicated group of experienced real estate professionals provide the best possible service in every corner of British Columbia.

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Steveston Seabreeze Adventures
12551 Number One Road Building 43 Richmond BC V7E 1T7 Home Phone: 604-272-7200Home Fax: 604-272-7999Work Phone: 1-888-272-7203Visit Website

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Steveston Seabreeze Adventures offers exciting Westcoast ecotours from historic Steveston, 30 minutes south of Vancouver – you don’t have to go to Vancouver Island to see the whales! Travel the scenic Fraser River and tranquil Gulf Islands; Go whale watching, wildlife viewing and bird watching around beautiful Vancouver; embark on a guided fishing adventure; or rent a bike and discover by bicycle tour the magical beauty of historic Steveston fishing village. Book your whale watching or Eco Tour today.

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Sidney Whale Watching
#105, 2537 Beacon Avenue Sidney BC V8L 1Y2 Home Phone: 250-656-7599Work Phone: 1-888-656-7599Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

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Sidney Whale Watching offers whale watching and wildlife sightseeing Tours and charters for killer whales (Orcas), sea birds, seal colonies, and other marine life. Three to three and a half hour tours start right from Sidney’s waterfront, near the highest percentage of Orca sightings and porpoise and dolphin feeding grounds. The seas in Sidney are much calmer than Victoria or Vancouver due to it being protected by the Gulf Islands. Waterfront kayak tours, kayak rentals, and kayaking lessons. Five minutes from ferry terminals and airport, with free airport and ferry pick up.

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Classic Yacht Charters
1-5765 Turner Road Nanaimo V9T 6M4 Home Phone: 250-668-2220Work Fax: 1-888-284-7735Visit Website

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Craving a change from the ‘everyday’? Dreaming of running away to sea? Welcome aboard our historical ‘Mission Ship’. Design your private voyage into BC’s coastal playground. Indulge your interests: fishing, clamming, rowing, kayaking, whale watching… Cruise in comfort and safety with our Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew. Discover how your chef turns meal times into taste extravaganzas.

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Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club
805 Lower Ganges Road Saltspring Island BC V8K 2N5 Home Phone: 250-537-2121Home Fax: 250-537-2126Visit Website

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Located in the heart of beautiful Salt Spring Island, and just minutes from the downtown core, the Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club is truly a memorable experience. Established in 1928, and since remodelled and improved, this nine-hole, par-36 course is open year round to members and the general public. The club includes a 250-yard driving range and practice putting green. Twilight rates available. Treat yourself to an island getaway!

Tee times are required 7 days a week, and times can be booked 7 days in advance by contacting the pro shop or booking online at saltspringgolf.com. The practice range is open daily, and you can rent clubs and power carts as needed.

Treat yourself to an island getaway!

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BC Oceanfront: Ed Handja Personal Real Estate Corporation & Shelley McKay Personal Real Estate Corporation
ROYAL LEPAGE Advance Realty Campbell River 972 Shoppers Row Campbell River BC V9W 2C5 Work Phone: 250-286-3293Work Fax: 250-286-1932Work Phone: 1-888-286-1932Cell Phone: 1-250-287-0011 Ed CellCell Phone: 1-250-830-4435 Shelley CellVisit Website

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“BC Oceanfront” – ROYAL LEPAGE Advance Realty Campbell River’s Residential and Coastal Experts specializing in marketing and selling local residential, recreational, unique oceanfront and commercial real estate throughout Vancouver Island, Discovery Islands, the Outer Islands and the BC Mainland Coast. Our real estate listings include homes to small oceanfront and lakefront recreational lots, private islands, remote island acreages, fishing lodges, wilderness / adventure resorts and vacation homes, oceanfront / lakefront cabins, marinas, remote & timbered acreages, and development investment properties on the west coast of BC and Vancouver Island – BCO has the Coast covered!

As an experienced BC realtor, Ed Handja successfully markets and locates real estate on the British Columbia coast for his clients. He’s lived and worked on the coast all his life, traveling from Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands on the southern BC coast, to the Khutzeymateen Valley in the northern most part of British Columbia. Ed is familiar with the west coast of Canada and understands the logistics and considerations required when dealing with the remote and unconventional real estate on the islands and west coast of BC.

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Susurrus Spa at Poets Cove Resort
Poets Cove Resort & Spa Bedwell Drive RR2 Pender Islands BC V0N 2M2 Home Phone: 250-629-2100Visit Website

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Susurrus Spa is dedicated to the care and rejuvenation of the whole person – body, mind and soul. It is a sensory voyage of health, wellness and pampering in our luxurious oceanfront haven of tranquility. Indulge yourself at Susurrus Spa at the Poets Cove Resort & Spa on Pender Island, the Gulf Islands’ premier luxury resort.

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Page’s Resort and Marina
3350 Coast Road Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X7 Home Phone: 250-247-8931Home Fax: 250-247-8997Visit Website

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Page’s Resort and Marina on beautiful Gabriola Island welcomes you with secluded fully-equipped seaside COTTAGES, a pristine CAMPGROUND nestled in the woods, a full service MARINA providing quiet nightly moorage with fuel dock, showers and laundromat, BOOKSTORE featuring local authors as well as charts and the best of marine publications, and mountain bike and scooter RENTALS. Located on five acres overlooking Silva Bay on beautiful Gabriola Island, minutes from golf and restaurants, Page’s offers spectacular kayaking and sailing, incredible diving and fishing, scenic hiking and cycling, and simply relaxing with a book in our picnic grounds and gardens. Arrive by land, sea or air: now with direct service to our docks with Van City Seaplanes.

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Poets Cove Resort & Spa
9801 Spalding Road Pender Islands BC V0N 2M3 Home Phone: 250-629-2100Work Phone: 1-888-512-7638Visit Website

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Poets Cove Resort & Spa is the premier luxury resort on the Gulf Islands, hidden away in a secluded bay on Pender Island, offering 15 cottages, 9 villas, and a lodge with 22 rooms looking west toward ocean sunsets. Amenities include a stunning ballroom, an elegant restaurant, world-class spa, heated pools, and a Marina.

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Quarrystone House
1340 Sunset Drive Saltspring Island BC V8K 1E2 Home Phone: 250-537-5980Work Phone: 1-866-537-5980Visit Website

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Quarrystone House is located on five country acres on the crest of a ridge on the north end of enchanting Salt Spring Island. Four beautifully decorated spacious suites are separate from the main house, with complete privacy and tranquility, private fireplace and jacuzzi tub, and expansive ocean views from your secluded balcony. Romantic and tranquil setting perfect for weddings, honeymoons, vacations and weekend getaways.

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Vancouver Whale Watch
12240 Second Avenue Suite 210 Steveston Richmond BC V7E 3L8 Home Phone: 604-274-9565Home Fax: 604-274-9575Visit Website

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Vancouver’s Most Experienced Whale Watching Company offers 3 to 5-hour tours and is the only company from Vancouver with zodiacs. First-class vessels: choose between the open or the semi-enclosed style of zodiac. For the adventure of a lifetime, travel through the spectacular Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to watch the magnificent Orcas. Professional naturalists interpret each trip. We emphasize science and conservation while maintaining a fun and professional atmosphere. Shuttle service available from Vancouver to the departure point in Steveston.

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Bluewater Adventures
# 3 – 252 East First Street Vancouver BC V7L 1B3 Home Phone: 604-980-3800Work Fax: 604-980-1800Work Phone: 1-888-877-1770Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

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Explore BC and Southeast Alaska with Bluewater Adventures aboard our 70′ yachts sailing the BC Inside Passage, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Gwaii Haanas National Park, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Vancouver Island. You’ll see whales, Grizzly, Black and Kermode bears, and experience ancient native villages and Haida culture, primeval forests, wilderness, and amazing coastal wildlife.

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Silver Blue Charters
210 Decourcy Drive Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X1 Home Phone: 250-247-8807Home Fax: 250-247-9700Visit Website

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Silver Blue Charters offers excellent year-round salmon fishing charters available on beautiful Gabriola Island aboard a 25.5 foot SeaRay Amberjack that carries 6 people. Captain Bob Meyer has spent 25 years as a charter fishing guide, and has extensive fishing experience in Gulf Island waters, having performed over 3,000 charters and consistently has the highest salmon catch rate in the area. Fishing packages and wildlife tours available on request.

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