Bald eagle perched in a tree at Pilkey Point, Thetis Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Bald eagle perched in a tree at Pilkey Point, Thetis Island, British Columbia, Canada

Made up of more than 12 substantial islands, the Gulf Islands are interspersed with a multitude of islets too numerous to count. This wonderful island nirvana of Canada is a small taste of the Mediterranean, blended with a distinctive Canadian quality. The Southern Gulf Islands enjoy fewer than 30 inches of precipitation per annum. Lying southwest of the Strait of Georgia, along the coastline of Vancouver Island between Campbell River to the north and Victoria to the south, this necklace of gorgeous islands is surrounded by sheltered waters, powerful tides, and sensational coastlines.

Saltpring Island and the other Southern Gulf Islands are an excellent tourism getaway for the entire family.