Saturday, 7 December 2013

Galiano Island – An Amazing Holiday Paradise

Galiano Islands are situated at the northeast of Saltspring Island against the coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. This island is home to some world famous artists and hence possesses a rich history of art and culture. There are several beaches in this island and the most famous being the pebble beach. There are also numerous parks and wildlife reserves which preserve the exotic varieties of animals. The visitors can have a great time at this island viewing the whales, migratory birds and blooming flowers at the parks.
Galiano island
Generally this place is also known as the birder’s paradise. The major attractions of this place include the Galiano Festival and the art galleries exhibiting the masterpieces of renowned artists.


Get in

The visitors can reach this island via Vancouver and Victoria. These places are closest to the island and let the tourists an easy access to Galiano Island. The best way to reach is the airways offering several flights to these regions.

Major attractions

1. Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park 
Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park

This park is located in between the beautiful channels of Galiano Island and Saltspring Island. The park offers the basic camping facilities at the designed areas of Conover Point. You can also spot a small dock at the Conover Cove.

2. Birder’s Paradise
Birder’s Paradise

Galiano Island is the home to several colorful birds of numerous species. The most preferred bird watching sites are Montague Harbour Provincial Park, Active Pass, The Bluffs, Dionisio Point Park, Bellhouse Park and the Bodega Ridge. From these sites you can have the sightseeing of a large variety of birds.

3. Galiano Wine Festival
This festival is an annual event generally held in the month of august. Lion’s Field is considered to be the venue of this festival. The tourists can take part in this festival and attain a chance of tasting some fine wine from B.C.

4. Insight Art Gallery
Insight Art Gallery

This art gallery exhibits some fine art works from the local artists. The tourists can explore this place and get to know the stunning art and culture of this place.

Accommodation
This island consists of some awesome places to stay. These hotels offer the best facilities to their guests with friendly staff. Some of the hotels in which you can make your booking include Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, Rocky Ridge, Serenity by the Sea Retreat, The Sands of Morning Beach Bed & Breakfast and The Salish Sea Bed & Breakfast.

The magnificent landscapes, outstanding beauty and amazing wildlife make this place a treasure to be explored. Therefore, plan your holidays for Galiano Islands and have a quality time with your family and friends.