Galiano may feel like a world away, but we are only a 50 minute ferry ride from the mainland.
Please be sure to always make ferry reservations and be aware that grocery stores and restaurants are at the south of the island closer to the ferry terminal.
From Vancouver and the Mainland:
From Seattle or Bellingham take the 1-5 North to Vancouver, BC.
From Vancouver, take BC-99 South, then BC-17 South to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. You want the ferry to Sturdies Bay/Galiano.
It's a small boat, so be sure to reserve a spot for your car.
Go to www.bcferries.com or call
1.888.223.3779 (BC only)
*BCF (*223) from your cell phone on Rogers or Telus Mobility Networks
1.250.386.3431 from outside Canada and the USA. Applicable toll charges apply (00+1 or country code + phone number)
Depart on the Gulf Islands ferry from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, 30km south of Vancouver. If leaving from the City of Vancouver, please take into consideration the traffic through the Massey Tunnel.
By Ferry - Victoria and Vancouver Island
Depart on the Gulf Islands ferry from the Swartz Bay Terminal, North of Victoria.
Galiano is a beautiful place to ride but please exercise caution! There are no shoulders on our roads and we advise that you let the ferry traffic subside prior to heading up. Fuel up with an espresso at the Bowline Cafe or a snack Trincomali Bakery prior to leaving Sturdies Bay.
You can rent an electric bike right by the ferry terminal from our friends at the Galiano Electric Bike Company.