Southern Gulf Islands

Pender Island Surprises

There is a disco on Pender Island. At least, I think that’s what islander Curtis Redel just told me. “Heart Trail is a great morning walk,” says Redel when I ask...

Feast Your Eyes

1. One of my favourites is Botany Bay, in Botanical Beach Provincial Park, just past Port Renfrew. After a 20-minute walk on a trail through the forest, you come to a...

Canada 150

The official 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation may have passed, but the nation’s sesquicentennial is being celebrated all year long. In honour of Canada 150,...

The Garden of Galiano

On Galiano Island, chef Jesse McCleery has discovered a garden of delights. Sometimes, they show up at his back door, a gift from a stranger bearing a basket of local...

Among the Stars

Out in a small boat off Mayne Island, midway between Victoria and Vancouver, there’s a perfect spot, a place where the timeless beauty of the night sky surrounds you....