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Getting Here

The most convenient of all the Gulf Islands, Galiano Island is just minutes away...and the fastest and easiest to find. Here are maps and directions to Galiano Island...

FIRST FERRY STOP: Just 50 minutes by BC Ferries car / passenger service, or 15 minutes by float plane service from Vancouver or Victoria, or easy float plane connections from Seattle, Galiano Is so easy to get to. Guests arriving on Galiano by float plane or private boat can choose to use our own dock (seasonal) or be picked up at Montague Harbour.

Map of Galiano Island and the Gulf IslandsDriving Directions to Galiano Island

View a downloadable pdf file of driving directions from Vancouver, Seattle. Whistler or Victoria.

Ferry Travel as a Foot Passenger or by Car

Ferry travel is so easy to Galiano, so convenient. We are just 1 hour by car and passenger ferry from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is walking distance from the ferry, so you may choose to leave your car and cares behind. Plus you can rent a fun Smart Car from the Inn to explore the Island!

BC Ferry to Galiano Island

Use these links to connect to schedules and fare information:

British Columbia Ferry Corporation   Victoria Clipper - Seattle to Victoria
Coho Ferry - Port Angeles to Victoria    Washington State Ferries
We encourage you to always make ferry or float plane reservations in advance, not only in our busy season or on weekends. There is no additional booking charge for reservations to Galiano, above the cost of your ticket. Both vehicle and passenger tickets are reservable from Vancouver.

Air Travel

Float plane service to Galiano is an easy and exciting way to see the Gulf Islands. We are just minutes from the city and Vancouver International Airport to Galiano Island's Montague Harbour, or to our dock (seasonal).

Seaplane, float plane coming into Galiano Island for the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa guests.

Use these easy links to schedules and fares: Note that Harbour Air and Kenmore Air have pilots who fly directly to our dock.

Harbour Air charter service from Vancouver does charter service only, no scheduled service, but fly directly to our dock.
Seair scheduled flights from Vancouver Airport to Montague Harbour Marina
Kenmore Air charter service from Seattle and U.S. to our dock and to Montague Marina

Island Travel

The Inn is the only resort in the Gulf Islands that is within walking distance of the ferry, as well as all of the little shops and galleries in the Village.

Smart cars for rent at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa

Transportation within Galiano Island is easy and fun:
  • Rent a Smart Car:  (limited availability; must reserve in advance; insurance required )
  • Ride your bicycle: Our island roads are rewarding but challenging: caution required
  • Rent a moped: If you are staying at the Inn, they will pick you up
  • Rent a Boat at Montague Marina to get around Galiano Island.
  • If you arrive by float plane or boat, they can drop you off in the summer at our dock
PLEASE NOTE: as a beautiful and remote island, transportation options are more limited: there is no taxi or bus service, so keep this in mind should you want to travel to other parts of the island.  Smart car rental must be reserved and there are restrictions based on insurance requirements.

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