Get away from it all and visit the sparsely populated and wonderfully quiet Northern Gulf Islands. Relax on remote beaches or sail or scuba dive in crystal-clear waters.
Each island has its own culture and charms, and all have a relaxed pace, a mild climate, and spectacular coastal views. If you want a peaceful getaway, or an action-packed ocean adventure, there’s a Northern Gulf Island just for you.
Top things to do
Go on a thrilling mountain biking adventure on Hornby Island and enjoy the beautiful coastal views.
Scuba dive near Flora Islet off St. John Point in Helliwell Provincial Park on Hornby Island, where six-gill sharks hang out from May to September. Or if you prefer to stay on land, stroll along the cliffs of the park to view wildlife.
Take a 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River to visit Quadra Island, part of the Discovery Islands. The scenic, laid-back island is a good place to check out local arts and crafts, spot wildlife, or relax on the beach and watch the ships go by. Plus, with all the natural beauty the island has to offer, if you like the outdoors, there are plenty of water and land activities to get your adrenaline pumping.