Southern Gulf Islands
The Southern Gulf Islands are made up of many small picturesque islands running along the southeastern side of Vancouver island. The Southern Gulf Islands are easily reached by ferry out of Swartz Bay, just north of Victoria, or from Tsawwassen on the mainland. Pender, Salt Spring, Thetis, Galiano and Valdes Islands all offer an amazing array of activities above and below water. These little islands are known worldwide for their artisans and organic farms. Diving is only part of the appeal when visiting these memorable spots. Please take the time to sample the arts, cuisine, coffee, spirits and natural beauty on each of these unique islands.