With sheltered waters, powerful tides and forested coastlines, the Gulf Islands are a chain of islands between southern Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. Here, visitors and residents experience the beauty of Canada’s West Coast and the genuine friendliness of its coastal communities. Long treasured by residents for their tranquility and mild, sunny climate, the Gulf Islands are also a favourite retirement, recreation and part-time destination for people from all around the world.
Made up of over a dozen large islands and countless small islets, the Gulf Islands of British Columbia offer quiet forests, lakes and shorelines, and the welcoming ambiance of artistic communities, open-air markets, holistic farms and artisan businesses.
While Salt Spring Island is the largest and most populated (10,500 residents) of the Gulf Islands, they all offer a microclimate that abounds with nature and offers Mediterranean-like weather, and an easy-going pace of life. The region, which also includes Mayne Island, Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Pender Island and Saturna Island, was named one of the world's best coastal destinations by National Geographic Traveler in 2010. Despite its seemingly secluded setting, the region is easily accessible by BC Ferries and seaplanes, making it an attractive location for visitors and real estate investors from around the world.
Whether you’re looking for Salt Spring Island real estate with an ocean view, a waterfront estate on Hornby Island, an idyllic cottage on Mayne Island, or an acreage on Denman, our local Gulf Island real estate experts will help you discover everything that makes the islands an idyllic place to live, invest, vacation or retire