Photo Credit: Nancy Johnson

Explore your inter-island community with Gulf Island Water Taxi this summer.

At our Local Businesses.

Share the love. Feel the love.


With a fabric of rolling hills, dense forests, sandstone cliffs and pebble beaches, the Southern Gulf Islands are woven together by the creativity of our artisans, artists, food producers, and entrepreneurs. They’re the heart of our vibrant communities.

Though each island has its own character, you’ll find our unique sense of imagination expressed in earth and metal, wool and pigment, word and music, jar and plate.

And because we live in such abundance, our islands have a lot to share.

Share the love in the Southern Gulf Islands.

Shop, eat, and stay where your heart is.

10 Reasons to Love Local

Love Local in the Southern Gulf Islands is a campaign coordinated by the Chambers of Commerce of Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna Islands to foster a sustainable, creative and exciting future for our interconnected communities and to help all those who love our islands participate in keeping them special.

Thanks to our funders for their generous support.

Funded by the Government of Canada and delivered through the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Shop Local initiative provides grants for programs that encourage Canadians to shop local to help businesses navigate through and beyond the pandemic.

We are grateful to live on and visit the Southern Gulf Islands and acknowledge that the lands and waters that encompass these islands have been home to Indigenous peoples since time immemorial, part of the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations and Hul’quimi’num Treaty Group.