The southernmost of the four Sister Islands, Second Sister Island guards the mouth of Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Harbour. Rising from the waters of the Captain Passage, it is located a mere kilometer southeast of Welbury Point and four kilometers from lively moorage at Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Marina.
This secluded maritime haven enjoys unobstructed views of its more massive counterparts, Salt Spring, Prevost, Mayne, and North Pender Islands, and is equipped with a well-maintained dock from which to launch either boat or float plane to nearby Vancouver Island, any of the hundreds of surrounding Gulf Islands, or the British Columbia mainland.
A prime development opportunity, this conveniently located private island offers residents over 1700 feet (500+ meters) of ocean frontage to enjoy. Here, 3.77 acres of land zoned for single-family dwellings, seasonal cottages, and home-based businesses are the perfect location to retreat from the world be it for vacation or remote work.
Ranging in size, population, and services, the Gulf Islands offer truly unique remote escapes, allowing residents and visitors to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city to experience a simpler more isolated existence.
The Gulf Islands are the perfect place to call home if you are looking for a laid-back West Coast lifestyle. Homes range from luxury waterfront properties to single family homes on acreage that provides privacy. Competitive pricing and oftentimes flexible zoning make the Gulf Islands an ideal place to build a custom retreat.
Residences enjoy a wonderful work-life balance, making sure to take the time to enjoy activities that nature provides. People here are friendly with a real sense of community. The Gulf Islands attract tourists from all over the world, known for their Mediterranean style climate, exquisite coastal views and rich cuisine with locally grown or sourced ingredients.
Though the island lifestyle is very laid back, there are plenty of activities to keep one occupied all year long if desired. Water sports are naturally a part of island life with most residents enjoying canoeing, kayaking, yachting and power yachting on a regular basis, not to mention land-based adventures such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, beach combing and bird watching are. The larger islands also offer more urban activities such as yoga, tennis, indoor swimming, golfing, and fishing, along with community lead events like open mic nights and art shows.
There are more than 200 islands in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The larger islands are serviced by BC Ferries while the smaller ones can only be reached by private boat or float plane.
The Gulf Islands are situated between Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC located in the Strait of Georgia.