Galiano Island is the perfect island for a getaway. Set in the Salish Sea, our island is accessible by seaplane, private boat or with BC Ferries so you can bring your car with you. Galiano's pristine environment boasts many unique and endangered plant species as well as being home to over 150 species of birds. You'll also see deer, beavers, raccoons and even peacocks! Our coastlines are full of life and spotting orcas, humpbacks, seals, otters, and sea lions is an incredible experience that you will never forget.

We have a vibrant culture here and days can be filled with visits to art studios, local shops, marina, golf course, cafes and eateries. Outdoor adventure experiences are always waiting: hiking, swimming, beachcombing, kayaking, sailing and more. Relaxation is ever-present and reflected in our "island time," one of those delightful double entendres: On the one hand it refers to pace, a certain slack attitude towards the clock. But it also refers to time well spent, away, in a place that refreshes the spirit and cleanses the soul.

‍‍‍‍‍‍BC Ferries: From the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal on the mainland, we're only a short 50 min ride away, and often the first stop. Reservations are highly recommended. If you are coming to Galiano from Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Swartz Bay. Get there early as reservations are not available. Visit BC Ferries or call 1-888-223-3779 (1-888-BCFERRY).

By air: Seair Seaplanes travel daily between Downtown Vancouver or the Vancouver International Airport, and Galiano's Montague Harbour.

By private boat: Montague Harbour Marina offers moorage with power and a gas dock. They can get crowded in the high season so we recommend booking ahead. A public dock is located near Montague Harbour Marina and another in Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park. While mooring buoys cannot be reserved, the harbour is well sheltered should you need to anchor.

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Getting here

Getting to Woodstone Manor on Galiano island via BC Ferries

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Store frontage and signs. Woodstone Manor supports local on Galiano Island.

We are a leisurely 15-minute walk where you can shop for food at "The Corner Store" for a full range of groceries and beer, wine and spirits and at "The Daystar Market" for a great selection of fresh veggies and fruit and specialty items (Think wine and cheese on our fantastic patio!). At the Daystar, enjoy an espresso and browse for unique gifts at "Solomon Rose Cafe and Gallery". "Ixchel Craft Shop" offers you a lovely selection of local and international goods. Grab a mid-day bite to eat at a local favourite, "The Flying Black Dog" or cross the street and enjoy the Asian creations of chef Orion Finnie at Wild1 Cookhouse for dinner. The Hummingbird Pub is close-by as well and a popular stop for a meal.
The shops on Madrona Drive by the ferry are a delight to visit. Pick a special blend of tea at the Loose Leaf Tea and Papery, browse the shelves of our proudly independent bookstore, Galiano Island Books, and enjoy THE best cinnamon buns (and much more) at the Sturdies Bay Bakery. Atrevida Restaurant offers you fine dining with an ocean view. Just up the road, you'll find freshness and good cheer guaranteed at Babes in the Woods eatery and a great selection of local arts and crafts at Art & Soul Craft Gallery.

‍‍‍Isl‍‍‍and culture

Galiano Island‍‍‍

Galiano is a temperate rainforest and beautiful hiking trails have been created to take you through magical forests of cedars and Douglas fir spotted with the endangered Garry oak as well as arbutus growing out of rocky outcrops on our shoreline. Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park is a wonderful place for a picnic followed by tide pool exploration!

Galiano has numerous beautiful beaches with shore accesses clearly marked. The white shell beach at Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park is one of several shell middens found on the island, which is evidence of native occupation dating back more than 3000 years. Many of Galiano's trails will lead you to the beach that is the perfect match for your preferred activity: swimming, sunbathing, or beachcombing!

Exploring Galiano's shoreline by foot or kayak will take you on a spectacular visual experience. You'll discover unusual sandstone formations that are truly natural works of art. Eagles, herons, and cormorants will be your companions and you'll spot colourful starfish and anemones dotting the shoreline.  Learn more about Galiano Island, please visit

At Manzanitaville, Now and Zen is your shop for elegant and comfy clothes as well as original accessories and jewellery. Next door, Scoops Ice Cream and Burger Bar is the perfect place to take the family! Exp‍‍‍‍‍‍erience a taste extravaganza at pilgrimme restaurant whose mantra is local and fresh. Pop down to the Montague Harbour Marina for inspired food with an amazing view at The Crane and Robin Restaurant. The Marina is the place to be to start your kakaying adventure with Gulf Island Kayaking or rent a boat or moped at Galiano Boat & Moped Rentals. You have a selection of charters to choose from: Kayaking with Ron, Galiano Sailing Charters, Salish Sea Charters Ltd and Whale Watching & Marine Tours. Every Saturday from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving, you'll be able to stroll the vendors' tables at the Galiano Saturday Market. It is a coming together of locals proudly sharing their wares – farmers' produce, fresh baked goods, gorgeous photography, handmade soaps and beauty products, flowers and plants, creative arts and crafts, original jewellery and clothing ... add all of this up with live music and you'll have an extraordinary time on Galiano!