Discover Galiano... by Kayak!

Galiano’s Trincomali Channel offers stunning flora, fauna and amazing landscapes of sculpted sandstone cliffs. It has a resident population of cormorants, herons, and other sea birds, as well as otters, seals, and eagles. It is also a part of our coast's Orca migration path with pods that can include up to 30 or 50 whales traveling together. There are many small islands to explore and circumnavigate such as Parker, Wise, Sphinx, Julia and the Ballingall Islets.

Explore the wonders of nature

The “backyard” of Gulf Island Kayaking is an ecologically fragile zone with a plethora of marine life. For information about the nearby Gulf Islands National Marine Park Reserve, visit the park's website


Montague Marina is a popular docking spot for yachts, cruisers and classic boats. The Marina has a café and small store where you can pick up a few essentials. While the harbour is a popular waterway, there is a high level of courtesy for small-crafts. Day-long tours are launched from beautiful Montague Harbour, a sheltered cove on the west side of Galiano Island. For more info about the marina, see the Montague Harbour Marina website

Currents and weather

Galiano Island is well known in the Canadian paddling world for neighbouring Trincomali Channel, which is a long tract of calm, protected water with minimal tidal currents. We enjoy a unique micro-climate with less wind or rain, and more sun than anywhere else on the northwest coast. On either end of the island are Active Pass or Porlier Pass, with strong tides and currents to offer greater challenge for the more experienced paddler. Visit Environment Canada’s website for an up-to-date 5-day weather forecast

More about Galiano

For general information about Galiano Island, check out the Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce website.