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Gulf Islands Marine Trail (GIMT)

 coonbaycampPaddlers are aware of the mystery and beauty of the Gulf Islands long before they dip their paddle in the waters. This popular paddling area echoes well past the shores of the islands. The magic of the Gulf Islands is experienced in many ways --watching river otters play on the sandstone shores, often idyllic paddling conditions and the often-heard cry of the Bald Eagle above. Many of the campsites are in either a BC Provincial (Marine) Park or the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. There are dozens of access points located on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Exploring the Gulf Islands can occur from a number of hub cities or from city, town, or rural launch sites.

GIMT articles

My Galiano Trip

My Galiano Trip

In mid-August Paul Grey and his friend Lyle decided to launch from Blue Heron Park and to just leave, strong Read More
Much Ado About An Outhouse

Much Ado About An Outhouse

....CELEBRATING THE BC MARINE TRAILS (photo by Bob Davidson) It was an ‘historic’ day for the BC Marine Trails….a day Read More
Salt Spring Island: Exploring

Salt Spring Island: Exploring

Spending the day with the author of Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, both a fellow hiker and kayaker, Read More
Newcastle and Protection Islands

Newcastle and Protection Islands

Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park is a stone’s throw from the city of Nanaimo. Well, it’s slightly further, perhaps two Read More
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