Orcas are common in the waters in the Southern Gulf area and are frequently seen in Active Pass, East Point on Saturna Island and off the southern Side of the Penders.

Gulf Islands Guide Photo of the Day

Orcas are common in the waters in the Southern Gulf area and are frequently seen in Active Pass, East Point on Saturna Island and off the southern Side of the Penders.

Made up of in excess of 12 substantial islands, the Gulf Islands are interspersed with a multitude of islets too numerous to count. This wonderful westcoast paradise of western Canada is a small taste of the Mediterranean, blended with a unique Canadian quality. The Gulf Islands enjoy less than thirty inches of rain annually. Resting south west of the Strait of Georgia, along the shoreline of Vancouver Island between Campbell River to the north and Victoria to the south, this necklace of breathtaking islands is surrounded by protected waters, powerful tides, and dramatic coastlines.

Mayne Island as well as the other Gulf Islands are an excellent travel destination for the entire family.