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Galiano Weather

For up-to-date GALIANO INN  WEATHER  check The Weather Network for  Sturdies Bay.  For what to pack for Galiano Island, download our checklist here.

Canadians move here, to Southern part of Galiano Island, as it is recognized as the most temperate climate in Canada! To illustrate how lovely our weather is any time of year...here are photographs of the Inn's waterfront in Winter.... sometimes it is hard to tell the season here, as we are definitely "Green" year-round.


Of all of the Gulf Islands, Galiano is said to have the best weather, and the southern part of Galiano (where the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is situated), enjoys a particularly unique micro-climate. Galiano is the driest of the islands: less than 26 inches of rain annually. sheltered as it is between Vancouver Island and the coastal mountains.

A Vacation paradise for all Seasons ...

Spring

Deer in the Galiano Oceanfront Inn Gardens

Young fawns in the forest, young eagles in aeries in Bellhouse Park, baby otters playing on the beach in front of your suite. Bird-watching enthusiasts and naturalists will find something unique and special on every hike, with over 130 species of bird life,  especially migrating birds.  Spring colours emerge: wildflowers on Mount Galiano, brilliant rich spring blooms on the beachside pathways, and of course our Flores del Iris Gardens.

Summer

Galiano Island family on beach at sunset

Long hot days and brisk ocean waters for swimming, Galiano gives a rare chance to experience all of the wild west coast so close to Vancouver. Discover rare and protected plants and tidal marine life, the magic of kayaking on a warm evening, with the setting sun  bathing Mount Baker in gold.

Autumn

Bright red berries at the garden gates of the Spa at the Galiano Inn

On crisp, clear days with breathtaking views, you can experience the rich abundance of autumn: the red of maples and gold of the locus and the juicy red of berries the birds feast on, Oregon grapes, salal berries, salmon berries, and of course, our famous blackberries. Snow geese migrating in their thousands. Warm evenings. Quiet trails and beaches that are all your own.

Winter
Winter beach on Galiano Island

Galiano Island has the mildest climate in Canada, perfect for fishing and diving conditions that are clean, clear, and among the best in the world. Kayaking, canoeing, sailing, hiking and boating are year-round pastimes. And golf, too, is enjoyed year-round. And, yes, the grass is still so green.

And of course with our beautiful rooms, real wood-burning fireplaces, room service, Madrona del Mar Spa treatments... your retreat is complete, whatever the season.