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Galiano Island accommodations

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Big Sky House
Big Sky House is a spacious secluded renovated farmhouse set on a ten rolling acres bordering Bluff Park and Matthews Beach via the trail next door , hike down the trail to the beach or enjoy the amazing view of the gulf islands from the bluffs! Open concept, big kitchen, huge back deck for BBQ's with views to the open acreage behind. Sophisticated decor, pastoral views from the master bathtub . Two bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and two living areas with space for extra occupants. Kick back and enjoy !
$330 per night
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NEW - Hilltop Double-A Frame with Sea Views
Peek-a-boo sea views from this unique double-A-Frame cedar home - a luxury hilltop hideaway on beautiful Galiano Island. Three well-appointed bedrooms, plus downstairs guest room w/comfortable pull-out sofa and adjoining office and private balcony. Fully-equipped kitchen opens to wraparound deck with Weber bbq, comfy outdoor sectional and set up for outdoor dining in the warm weather. Inside, the farmhouse table seats 8, and living room has two oversized sofas with additional luxe seating.
$294 per night
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Galiano Island Red Roof Cabin
The Red Roof is a self-contained cedar log cabin, steps away from a public access beach, on Galiano Island. This is an ideal getaway location for a family or small group who want to be in nature, or simply enjoy the quiet, coastal environment with all the comforts of home. The cabin comfortably sleeps 6, and hosts cozy living and eating areas. Galiano is a short ferry ride to or from Vancouver and Victoria, BC. Monthly bookings only. $2800/month - October to May $3000/month - June to Sept
$73 per night

Stay near Galiano Island's top sights

Moby's Pub77 locals recommend
Salt Spring Wild Cider56 locals recommend
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park18 locals recommend
Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa14 locals recommend
SeaSide Restaurant25 locals recommend
Country Grocer49 locals recommend

Galiano Island cottages

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$110 per night
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Oceanfront Cottage Galiano Island
$213 per night
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Dinner Bay Private Cottage
$172 per night
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LITTLE HOUSE on PENDER: Sea & Forest View from Spa
$121 per night

Galiano Island houses

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Galiano's Captains Quarters 1894 Heritage LogHouse
$110 per night
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Galiano Dream on the Green - Room, Deck & Hot Tub
$103 per night
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Rustic Galiano cottage
$95 per night
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The sunset cabin with hot tub on Galiano
$661 per night

Galiano Island cabins

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Waterfront Escape on Galiano Island BC
$294 per night
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Cedar Log Home Galiano Island
$86 per night
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Galiano Grow House Farm Stay
$106 per night
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“SALT” Oceanfront Cottage
$330 per night

Your guide to Galiano Island

All About Galiano Island

The smell of cedar and salt air washes over you as you climb the sandstone shoreline of Galiano Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, Canada. One of the Southern Gulf Islands, Galiano Island is best known for its shell beaches, mountain and coastal views, and the laidback lifestyle of its permanent residents.

Visitors to Galiano are struck by the serene wilderness of the island, despite its proximity to urban centers like Vancouver and Victoria. Six provincial parks, and several more community and municipal parks, ensure that the island remains a natural oasis. Enjoy quiet walks under the canopy of majestic old-growth forests, hikes up Mount Galiano for island-dotted seascape views, and visits to shoreline caves carved out by the power of the Pacific Ocean.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Galiano Island

Like other locations in the Pacific Northwest, the island has a mild climate, ranging from dry summers with warm temperatures to wet winters where the mercury doesn’t drop too far below freezing. From April to September, the clouds and rains dissipate, and the weather warms up to make beach days desirable. Dry days and higher temperatures mean that there is a risk of forest fires during the summer, so be aware that changing conditions could affect your plans. This is also the ideal time to watch for whales, as orca whales hunt for salmon and seals during the summer months and can be seen from shore or aboard a boat. While the rain picks up in October and lasts until March, Galiano almost never sees snow and remains comfortable for outdoor exploration with the appropriate rain gear.

Top things to do in Galiano Island

Montague Harbour

An important fishing site for Coast Salish peoples, Montague Harbour has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. The harbor, located on the southwest side of Galiano Island, is a refuge for salmon, shellfish, and over 130 species of birds. In addition to being a natural refuge, the white-shell beach in the protected harbor is the perfect place to bring a picnic and enjoy the warm coastal waters of the Salish Sea. A walk down the beach to Gray Peninsula treats visitors to impressive rock ledges and a saltwater marsh.

Active Pass Whale Watching

The Strait of Georgia and coastal waters of Vancouver Island are known for an abundance of marine life, and people come from all around to watch for orca. In the waters of Active Pass, just off the southern tip of Galiano, it’s common to see the black dorsal fins of these beautiful creatures patrolling for food. If you want to improve your chances of seeing an orca, you can sign up for a whale-watching tour leaving from Salt Spring Island or Vancouver Island.

Sea Caves at Retreat Cove

Centuries of waves have sculpted sandstone sea caves along the shoreline at Retreat Cove, and some of them are easily accessible from Retreat Cove Road. You can run your hands along the walls, which are smooth to the touch, while listening to the waves echo through the cave and smelling the brisk sea air.

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