Small Island, Big Fun!
Half the fun of Galiano is taking in the scenery, fresh air and abundant natural beauty. When you arrive for your cabin rental, wedding or retreat, one of our friendly staff would be happy to provide you with a map and tailor-make a list of sights that you can enjoy, from fully reclined on a beach to the top of Mount Galiano.
Yes, we have included dining as an activity. The next most important step to planning your visit to Galiano, after reserving your ferry is reserving your table at Pilgrimme. Chef Jesse McCleery has created something remarkable on Montague Road, located conveniently just up the road from the famous provincial park. Voted #3 Best New Restaurant in Canada by En Route Magazine in 2015, the menu is constantly changing with the ebb and flow of the finest local ingredients, both farmed and foraged (often by Jesse himself). Pilgrimme is notoriously difficult to get into so please be sure to reserve well in advance of your stay.
Galiano island features some great trails and lots of challenging roads to explore, you can bring your bike on the ferry and cycle along the road to Bodega in about 60 minutes, from here there are numerous cross-country trails and places to see. Jesse can arrange to show you some of his favourite trails and roads!
Our serene shoreline is a haven for marine life and Gulf Island Kayaking is your gateway to enjoying it. The paddle to the provincial park on Wallace Island is a guest favourite. For larger groups, Ben and his son Chessi at Gulf Island Kayaking will even bring the kayaks to you.
BestCoast Fishing Charters offers world class fishing in the sunny Southern Gulf Islands. They are located on Gossip Island, a stone’s throw from us.
Luke Pawlak has been a professional guide in some of BC’s premier resorts and has been fishing in the Gulf Islands for the past 10 years. He currently operates a 30’ Grady White Marlin designed for sport fishing and any kind of weather.
In addition to fishing charters, Luke will also take you for guided tours of the Salish Sea and abundant wildlife. We also offer crab and prawn charters, beach bbq’s and dinner cruises.
Galiano has a plethora of trails from walks along the coastline, to ridgelines close to our cabin rentals to the spectacular Mount Galiano. For more information and maps, check out the Galiano Trails Society website.
Difficulty ranges from mild to moderate. For local tips, be sure to hit up our staff!
Galiano Art Tours
Galiano is home to many artists that work in a number of different mediums.
For a comprehensive list please check out the Galiano Art Tour Page.
If you are interested in any classes or pop-up galleries also be sure to visit our friends at the Yellow House Art Centre.
As a wedding destination we are fortunate to have any last minute gift needs covered!
Galiano Island Farmer's Market
On Saturday mornings from April until the end of September, you will find fresh Galiano-grown produce, local crafts, coffee, seafood and treats.
Be sure to check out Cable Bay Farms, one of our favourite farms on the island!