The Tour des Iles has late-breaking news.
We’ve formed a partnership with
Poets Cove and the Mill Bay Group to bring the Tour to Sidney this year.
While only a limited number of runs will be on offer due to late timing, it continues the raison d’être of the Tour;
to connect our communities with passenger only ferries for all our benefit.
Saanich and the Gulf Islands have been interconnected for thousands of years, we are building on that history with this new route.
Tour des Iles is now offering a small number trips between:
Sidney on Vancouver Island, and
Poet’s Cove on South Pender Island,
continuing onto Port Browning on North Pender Island.
The Tour des Iles Festival (TDIF) is big and getting bigger – and we want you to be a part of it!
Our Fourth Annual Festival is taking place June 22, 23, and 24, 2018. All day inter-island small boat service will connect you to Pender, Saturna, Salt Spring, Galiano and Mayne Islands.
Courtesy shuttles, with knowledgeable and friendly local drivers, will take passengers to island attractions, such as art galleries, markets, and natural wonders. Combining art, music, food, outdoor recreation and each island’s unique cultural activities, TDIF is the one of the fastest growing Festivals on the islands, and lets island residents and visitors alike see up close what makes the Southern Gulf Islands a world-renowned tourist destination.
“This is a wonderful festival!” says Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich and the Southern Gulf Islands. “I can think of no better way than to celebrate in the natural beauty of the Southern Gulf Islands. I hope to see you all there!”
In previous years, thousands of trips were taken by people who took advantage of this chance to enjoy each island’s warmth and charm at their own pace. To enjoy the TDIF, you will pay a small fee per trip.