We are very grateful to our sponsors, whom without this event would not be possible.  Please consider these businesses and individuals when being out in the community.

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Title Sponsor

Heritage Canada We acknowledge the [financial] support of the Government of Canada.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands  serving more than 383,000 citizens.

Platinum Sponsors

The Driftwood Centre, Pender Island

We have many great shops and services for all of your needs – the grocery store offers fresh meats, fish, produce, deli foods and more. The bakery cafe offers fresh baked goods, and breads and is open for lunch and breakfast. There is a well-stocked government liquor store, realty office, pharmacy, service station, post office, bank and an array of specialty shops. If it is a good book, fresh flowers, games for the kids or a frisbee for the disc golf course, you will find it here.

Mayne Island Chamber of Commerce.  Mayne Island is a peaceful and active retreat offering memorable experiences year round. Engage in meaningful enjoyment while boating, hiking, biking, nature touring, shopping, dining, beach combing, and just “chillin.”

We hope you explore all that our island has to offer including the largest grocery store on the Gulf Islands, Country Grocer. Just hop on our Free Shuttle Bus when you get off the water taxi.  Uptown Shopping Centre includes Country Grocer and Pharmacy as well as a very well stocked Liquor Store.  We’ve been voted the #1 place to shop locally for the past two years. Look for our Friendly Shuttle Bus in Ganges, it runs continuous through the day.  Well take you to Uptown Centre and back, just a 5 minute drive up the hill. We’ll be happy to store your bags to keep your grocery shopping cool and fresh, and we’ll deliver them to the boat before departing. Bring one of our Tour des Isles promotional cards with you and get a free Country Grocer reusable shopping bag.  Come see where the locals shop.

Gold Sponsors

Galiano Island Chamber Experience all the magic of British Columbia’s Wild West Coast on the Gulf Island closest to Vancouver. Ancient Forests, Rocky Heights, Sandstone & Pebble Beaches and Stunning Views are all waiting for you to explore on Galiano.

Pender Island Legion Branch 239 Our mission is to serve veterans and their dependants, promote remembrance and act in the service of Canada and its communities.

Saturna Parks and Recreation The commission administrates two services that provide community parks & recreation for Saturna Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. The commission operates its services with volunteers.

Pender Island Cabs  The one and only Taxi Cab Service on Pender Island.  Get to know Pender Island’s winery, farmers market & galleries with our customized tours. 

Pender Island Chamber of Commerce   Pender Island offers an array of services and community facilities. The island is also well served by emergency and medical services.  

Mayne Island Lions Club is a proud member of Lions International, the world’s largest humanitarian service association with over 1.3 million members from 200 countries.  The Mayne Island Lions Club received its charter in 1971. Currently the club has 49 members.  We always have room for another willing Lion.

Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Mayne Island has an active Parks & Recreation Commission. The Commission acquires and manages neighbourhood parks and trails and provides recreation opportunities according to the needs and wishes of the community. The Commission improves and maintains public shore access for the enjoyment of all.  

We wish to acknowledge the key contribution of the Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island (HASSI) for their generous contribution of dock space for the Tour des Iles boats going in and out of Ganges harbour. 

Port Browning Marina Resort can be found at the head of the spectacular Browning Harbour. Our marina is a favourite destination among boaters and island visitors exploring the Southern Gulf Islands. During a visit to Port Browning you’ll find overnight moorage, a convenience store, laundry and shower facilities, tent and RV camping, seasonal outdoor pool, ATM, WiFi, kayak rentals and convenient access to local shopping.

The Community Bus on Pender is a two year pilot project. The rationale behind the establishment of a Community bus is to reduce private vehicle use and to enhance transportation options for residents and visitors. Our community bus runs two to four days a week depending on the time of year you visit. Go to our website for more information and schedules.

Experience the beauty of the Southern Gulf Islands by kayak, at our Saturna Island Outpost! Departing from Boot Cove, tours often paddle past majestic sandstone rock galleries, and might see nesting sea birds, soaring eagles, or seals resting on rocky outcrops. Tours depart within walking distance from the ferry and are timed appropriately for day-travelers coming from Vancouver Island.


Galiano Island’s beautiful Montague Harbour,located in the heart of the Gulf Islands, is one of the most popular cruising destinations. The marina offers ethanol-free marine gas, diesel, fuel oils, washrooms, and a grocery store. In addition to provisions, the store carries fishing and camping accessories, and an excellent selection of books, magazines, quality clothing and gift items. Ice and wonderful ice cream cones are available.


Our intimate 20 room Inn is steeped in West Coast inspiration. From our signature spa treatments and creative seasonal menu to our spacious wood-beam architecture and indigenous garden landscaping. Ten West Coast Suites, ten West Coast Villas, comfortable meeting spaces, bright yoga garden room and expansive dining room & lounge can all be available for your use. The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is only a 5 minute walk from the Sturdies Bay ferry terminal which means you can leave your car at the Swartz Bay or Tsawwassen ferry terminal.  If you want to tour the island during your stay, rent out one of our Smart cars for half or a full day.


Silver Sponsors

Pender Island Pharmacy Open 7 days a week.  Pender Island Pharmacy offers many services to our guests and residents. Prescriptions, Drugstore, Novelty, Gifts, Casual Clothing and souvenirs


Gulf Island Insurance Agencies Ltd is located in the Mayne Street Mall on sunny Mayne Island beside Gulfport Realty and Tru-Value Foods. We are just a short drive from the ferry terminal with ample parking in front of the office or across the street. Our office is situated across the street from a beautiful park with ocean views of Active Pass.

Bennet Bay Bistro The bustling Bennett Bay Bistro is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, for its consistently great food and friendly efficient service. The bright airy dining room takes full advantage of the soothing daylight views of Bennett Bay, the Belle Chain Islets and the Marine Heritage National Park. At night, the room takes on a cozy romantic ambiance. The East facing view is also spectacular on clear moonlit nights.

Gulfport Realty – We opened our doors in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada in May 1996, with our head office located in Miners Bay on Mayne Island.Our strength is we know the land we are selling. Each of us is a full-time resident of the island on which we work, and our local knowledge helps buyers make sound decisions, especially when it comes to island bylaws and water and septic concerns.

Galiano Moped – Make your visit to Galiano a memorable one by exploring ‘the island’ by MOPED or Boat. Travel down country lanes to discover lookout points, hiking trails and beaches; or rent a BOAT and spend a day capturing images of seals, birds, ORCAS and unique hidden coves.  

Galiano Island Realty – Located in the Southern Gulf Islands, Galiano Island Realty is your number one choice for quality listings.  Looking for a change of pace? If you are looking to enhance the quality of your lifestyle and would like a recreational, retirement or quiet rural home, give us a call and we will be happy to find the property which suits your desires for the best in island living.
We have homes for sale on Galiano, land for sale or maybe we can even find you, your own island for sale.  

Galiano Sailing Charters – Board the 35′ William Trip Jr. designed Coronado sloop, Sandpiper, in picturesque Retreat Cove, Galiano Island, for the perfect adventure. Seasoned skipper and blue water sailor, George Harris, will treat you to an amazing afternoon, day, sunset or overnight(s) cruise.
Your sailboat is one of the best ways to get up close to the incredibly rich diversity of sea life found just off these wondrous shores.

WOODS on Pender has become the ultimate modern camp experience; a beautiful juxtaposition of the rustic outdoors and the comfortable amenities of home. Just minutes from the Otter Bay Ferry Terminal and seaplanes, WOODS on Pender features the Coffee + Kitchen farm-to-table restaurant and 4 unique accommodation options – Airstreams, Rustic Cabins, Modern Bunkie Cabins, a Shasta Airflyte and the WOODS Motel. 

The Saturna Community Club is the oldest organization on the island.  It has been in existence since 1932 and annual membership dues have never changed; they are still 50 cents. The Community Club maintains the heritage Saturna Community Hall and handles its use.  

Galiano Island Books, Galiano’s Independent book store – First editions, signed, rare and unusual books. Growing readers since 1977. 

Sturdies Bay Bakery & Cafe on Galiano Island – Organic whole grain artisan breads, organic sourdough breads, kaisers dinner rolls paninis cinnamon buns baguettes french breads, muffins fresh pastries scones savories soups, sandwiches wraps and much more. Fresh local organic coffees espressos lattes organic teas smoothies and iced drinks and more in the heart of Sturdies Bay Galiano Island – pop in and say hi! we would love to see you!
Our seaside vineyards cascades all the way down to the beaches, while our upper vineyards neighbour Gulf Islands National Park Reserves including Mount Menzies on Pender Island and Mount Warburton Pike on Saturna Island. Sea Star is proud to be part of the fabric of the community on Pender Island. Apart from supporting local Charities we also provide a venue for numerous gatherings, and participate in the Island’s Fall Fair. Our Winery is also host to numerous Collective Art Exhibits and Musical Events.

Welcome to Babes in the Woods Eatery. Galiano’s Chef Lisa started her Babes in the Woods Eatery in 2014 and business just took off! She specializes in mouth-watering Pizzas, inventive gourmet main courses, daily Chef specials, homemade soups from local ingredients and great Tapas.

Visit the Hummingbird Inn Pub and Restaurant on beautiful Galiano Island. 

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