British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

 
There are 225 Gulf Islands, many of which are quite small and only accessible by private boat. The largest island is Vancouver Island, comparable in size to the island of Japan. The other six less inhabited islands; Saltspring, Mayne, Galiano, Pender, and Saturna fitted with small cozy villages, accommodations, art galleries, park lands, and great outdoor camping and exploration.

Bevölkerung: 500,000

Besonderheiten:
Tempered climate and fantastic natural wilderness
Water sports activities; from whale watching to kayaking
Art communities and galleries
Fresh local grown or organic foods
Sightseeing and Eco tours
Amazingly refreshing air and breath taking views
Giant snowcapped mountains and deep blue oceans

Was man mitbringen sollte:
As a reminder: bike helmets and seat belts are mandatory in British Columbia.
Alternative layers of clothing, safety equipment and appropriate outdoor clothing is suggested for the various types of recreational activities.

Geschichte:
The original inhabitants to the islands existed long after the last ice age. First Nation Aboriginals were semi-nomadic and journeyed the coast lines of these islands in search of food, fishing and hunting grounds, especially in the summer months. Primarily the First Nations Coastal Salish tribes were recorded and village evidence has shown signs of a sophisticated social system for families and organized activities.

By 1792, Captain George Vancouver arrived to claim the island for the British Crown. The islands were thought at the time to part of a gulf. Though later, more exploration and newer maps would prove that the island were indeed not part of a gulf but a strait, the name remained "Gulf Islands".

Klima:
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius

 

Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Unterkünfte

Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation, Chenoa Akey, Tofino - Ucluelet - Pacific Rim

Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation, Chenoa Akey, Tofino - Ucluelet - Pacific Rim

Tofino Botanical Gardens & Ecolodge

Tofino, V0R 2Z0, PO Box 886
Ph. 250-725-1220

(Accommodations, Hostels, Lodge | Dining | Education | Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Garden, Public Art Gallery | Workshops/Classes)
Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

Museum at Campbell River, Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River is the largest regional museum on Vancouver Island.

Campbell River, V9W 4Z9, 470 Island Highway
Ph. (250) 287-3103

(Accommodations, Bed and Breakfast | Artists & Fine Art Artisans | Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows | Museum)
Skipping Stone Beach B&B, Ganges

Skipping Stone Beach B&B, Ganges

Willkommen in Ihrer Meeressuite mit privatem Strand.

» Starfish Suite von: $ 200.00 per Nacht
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2M9, 960 Rainbow Road
Ph. 1-866-347-5055 oder 250-537-2519

(Accommodations, Bed and Breakfast)

 

 


Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Things to Do

German Ju Jutsu Systems Foundation, Detlef Joe Friede, Director Al Greir, President, Parksville

German Ju Jutsu Systems Foundation, Detlef Joe Friede, Director Al Greir, President, Parksville

GJJS Foundation: Violence Prevention programs for Youth at risk

Parksville, V9P 1K7, 183 Mc Vickers Street
Ph. 250 248 3538

(Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Martial Arts | Healing Arts/Health | Kids & Teens, Camp/Clinic | Workshops/Classes, Health and Healing Workshops)
Comox Air Force Museum, Comox Valley

Comox Air Force Museum, Comox Valley

Military Aviation Museum and Reference Library

Lazo, V0R 2K0, P.O. Box 1000, Stn Maiin
Ph. 250 339-8162

(Museum)
The Raptors (Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd), North Cowichan

The Raptors (Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd), North Cowichan

Get Up Close to Amazing Birds of Prey

Duncan, V9L 5W4, 1877 Herd Road
Ph. 18776951695 oder 250-746-0372

(Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Wildlife | Attractions, Tourist Attraction | Business & Services Organizations, Environmental Organization | Education | Kids & Teens, Camp/Clinic | Workshops/Classes)