Insel Galiano Swiikw ‘I’m Not Afraid’
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Insel Galiano – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Our island has long been inhabited by Indigenous people of the Penelakut First Nation and used by other Coastal Salish Nations. Midden pits in Montague harbor indicate 3000 years of occupation. Today there is an Indian reservation at the north end at the northern tip under Penelakut administration.
Galiano is famous for its wild west coast beaches and you can find beach access points all over the island. They’re not always easy to find, so I’d recommend getting a map (or see below) that lists all access points.
In terms of wildlife, there are no hazards on Galiano (no bears or cougars), but the roads are narrow with no shoulder, so cyclists and hikers need to be careful.
In 2019, the Southern Gulf Islands (S. Gulf Islands) LHA represented 1.97% (16,651 people) of Island Health’s total population of 843,376. According to the 2016 census, 3.7% of people in the S. Gulf Islands identified themselves as Indigenous, compared to 7.6% on Island Health and 5.9% in BC.
About Gabriola Island
With a population of approximately 4,200 people, the island is home to a large density of artists with a diverse community that welcomes visitors for festivals throughout the year , weekly events, workshops, classes, retreats and outdoor adventures.
Galiano is located on the western edge of the Salish Sea and is a long, narrow island, 27.5 km (17.1 miles) long and 1.6 km (0.99 miles) across narrowest point.
Yes, take a car unless you’re a fitness fanatic, then take a bike. Galiano is very hilly – cycling can be a challenge as the roads are very up and down and can be tiring if you are not in good shape. Having a car is an efficient way to explore the island.
Galiano Island offers a blend of natural beauty and luxuries like world-class dining and a relaxing oceanfront day spa. While remote, Galiano Island is the closest of the Gulf Islands to BC’s lower mainland, making it relatively easy to get to.
Mount Galiano Park has a few hiking trails that can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the route you choose. If you don’t want to hike but still want amazing views, head into Bluff Park and the road will take you to a lookout above Active Pass where the ferries (and whales) cruise by.
Living on a small island like Galiano, precautions need to be taken to ensure that we have a stable and reliable water supply all year round. The water that falls on our land is used for drinking, cleaning, irrigation and cooling, among other things.
Although uncommon, bears and cougars have been sighted on Galiano Island. Be cautious and report any bear or cougar sightings to the RCMP.
While there are beautiful black-tailed deer on the island, unlike much of Canada, there are no bears, cougars, moose, coyotes or other life-threatening wildlife, so I slept well, safe in the knowledge , that I would not be devastated in the night (my only nocturnal visitors were mice).
Salt Spring Island – The largest and most populated Gulf island. Galiano Island – Long and narrow. Galiano is the second largest of the Gulf Islands
On May 11, 2021, 11,635 people lived on Salt Spring, compared to 10,557 five years earlier. However, the population on the other Gulf Islands grew much faster. Mayne Island saw the largest increase, from 949 to 1,304 residents, or 37.4 percent.