Top things to do in Southern Gulf Islands

Top Choice Market in Salt Spring Island

Saturday Market

The best market in British Columbia, this gigantic cornucopia of produce, edible goodies and locally made artworks lures everyone like a magnet on summer Saturdays. Arrive in the morning; it can be oppressively jam-…
Top Choice Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Tree House Café

At this magical outdoor dining experience, you'll be sitting in the shade of a large plum tree as you choose from a menu of comfort pastas, Mexican specialties and gourmet burgers and sandwiches. The tuna melt is a …
Top Choice Pub Food in Galiano Island

Hummingbird Pub

A beloved rustic pub nestled among the Galiano trees. Look out for wandering deer and, of course, hummingbirds, outside. Fish-and-chips is the mainstay of the menu but plenty of other satisfying pub grub is also ava…
Farm in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Cheese

A family-friendly farmstead with a strollable garden, wandering chickens and a winerylike tasting room and shop, this must-see spot produces goat- and sheep-milk chèvres, feta and Camembert styles; the soft goat-che…
Canadian in Galiano Island

Pilgrimme

The delightful woodland setting will draw you through the door but the farm-to-table food is what you'll remember long after you return home: seasonal, local and even foraged. You'll find top-notch duck, seafood and…
Cafe in Saturna Island

Wild Thyme Coffee House

Located in and around a preserved antique double-decker bus, this charming local landmark is handily located not far from the ferry dock. Diners can snag seats inside the bus, where tables have been added, and tuck …
Canadian in Salt Spring Island

Restaurant House Piccolo

White-tablecloth dining in a beautifully intimate heritage-house setting, this is the locals' top spot for a romantic night out. It's focused on local seasonal ingredients prepared with knowing international flouris…
Brewery in Salt Spring Island

Saltspring Island Ales

Colonizing a rustic, cedar-built shack between the trees, this microbrewery's woodsy little tasting room offers a roster of all-organic brews, from malty Extra Special Bitter to smooth Heatherdale Ale. There are alw…
Market in Mayne Island

Farmers Market

The perfect place to meet the locals, this rustic market in and around the Agricultural Hall serves up lush local produce, a naughty baked treat or three and some locally made arts and crafts. With live music and a …
Cafe in North & South Pender Islands

Pender Island Bakery Cafe

At the locals' fave coffeehouse, the coffee is organic, as are many of the bakery treats, including some huge cinnamon buns, which will have you wrestling an islander for the last one.This is a good spot to stock up…