Thank you travellers!

The Tour des Iles has come to yet another successful finish.  
We want to thank the sponsors, the volunteers, and most of all, you, the people who love to travel to our beautiful islands.
Hope to see everyone again in 2020.

Important Updates!


Salt Spring Island

The Tour des Iles dock on Salt Spring Island has moved!!  The water taxi from Ganges, Salt Spring to both Montague, Galiano Island and Roesland, Pender Island now departs and arrives at Kanaka where the school boats are moored.

Kanaka Dock

Pender Island

For Guests going from Roesland, Pender Island to Ganges, Salt Spring Island:  Due to the very limited parking at the Parks Canada/Museum location cars will not be able to park all day around Roesland.  We have arranged to have the back part of the Community Hall Parking lot for you to park and the vans will pick you up at the bus stop and take you to the Roesland dock at the Museum. The vans will pick up on Friday and Sunday at approximately 9:15am from Community Hall (boat departs Roesland at 10am) and on Saturday at approximately 8:45am from the Community Hall (boat departs Roesland at 9:30am).

If you are travelling together with friends it would be best to ride share and save fuel and community hall parking space!

Please email and confirm your seat on the bus!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tour des Iles would like to acknowledge that our festival takes place in the un-ceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish people and we ask that all who participate treat these lands (and seas) with care and respect. 

The Tour des Iles Festival (TDIF) is an all day inter-island small boat service that connects you to Pender, Saturna, Salt Spring, Galiano and Mayne Islands.

Courtesy shuttles, with knowledgeable and friendly local drivers, takes 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 pay a small fee per trip.


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