Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands

The name "Gulf Islands" comes from "Gulf of Georgia," the original term used by George Vancouver in his mapping of the southern part of the archipelago and which before the San Juan Island dispute also was taken to include what have since been called the San Juan Islands. The entire Gulf includes waters such as Trincomali Channel (between Galiano and Saltspring Islands), Sansum Narrows (between Saltspring Island and Vancouver Island), and Malaspina Strait (between Texada Island and the mainland around Powell River). The term Salish Sea was adopted in 2010 to refer to the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, and all connecting and adjoining waters.

Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands

The Southern Gulf Islands include hundreds of islands and islets, and form part of a larger archipelago also including the nearby San Juan Islands of the state of Washington, in the United States.The Southern Gulf Islands are perhaps best known for its artists, wineries, art galleries, farms, as well as its natural beauty. Boating, kayaking, hiking, camping and exceptional marine life, especially orcas, are all possible in the Southern Gulf Islands.

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Salish Sea & Gulf Islands CruiseSalish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise

Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise

Map of the Gulf Islands and Salish Sea From: $2,195
5 days, 4 nights 
Round-trip Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island 
Stays: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Poets Cove Resort & Spa
APRIL - JUNE 2019


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