How to book ferries from Canada to Galiano Island

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Canada and Galiano Island operated by 1 ferry company – BC Ferries. The Tsawwassen to Sturdies Bay ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 50 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Canada Galiano Island crossing between Tsawwassen and Sturdies Bay.

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Ferries from Canada to Galiano Island

About Canada:

Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area, bordering the United States to the south.

Not only is Canada blessed with one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world, it brings a diverse culture and a variety of vibrant cities to the table as well.

It’s a haven for any kind of traveller; you can spot orcas along the west coast, ski down Whistler Mountain, explore Colonial landmarks or sample some exquisite French cuisine in a buzzing metropolis.

With the British Columbian shoreline stretching over 25,000 km and the islands of Graham and Victoria found just off the coast, there are plenty of ferry departure points to choose from. There are numerous routes available too, both international and domestic, all operated by top quality ferry companies.

About Galiano Island:

Galiano is part of the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada, located just off Vancouver Island’s southeast coast.

‘The gem of the Gulf Islands’ is also the wildest of the archipelago, home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the region. It lies within a busy migratory path for birds, with bald eagles, herons and cormorants commonly seen amongst the hundreds of other species. Keep a keen eye out for black tail deer roaming the ancient forests and pods of orcas carving through the waters, too.

Mount Galiano is the island’s highest point, providing incredible hiking trails and breathtaking views, but more relaxing walks can be enjoyed along the shell beach or through the Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park, the most popular in the Gulf Islands.

From the mainland, Galiano Island is under and hour away by ferry, with regular sailings available from the Greater Vancouver suburb of Tsawwassen to Sturdies Bay on the island’s southern tip.