If there is one best view in the southern Gulf Islands it must be from the Springwater Lodge and the adjacent government dock on Mayne Island. One of the highlights is watching the BC Ferries make their way through Active Pass as they sail the Vancouver Island to Vancouver Mainland route. As an added bonus, numerous smaller Gulf Islands ferries come through as well as a great collection of barges, pleasure boats and commercial fishing boats. Certainly the best time to hang out here is towards the end of the day, the sunsets can be magical.
My recommendations…. head to the Springwater Lodge, order a pint of beer and some prawns and watch the world float by in front of you. It really doesn’t get much better than this on Mayne Island or any of the other Gulf Islands.