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Bluffs Park on Galiano Island, BC, Canada.
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Bluffs Park on Galiano Island, BC, Canada.
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Bluffs Park
Galiano Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada

( hiking, sightseeing, picnicking )

Bluffs Park

Bluffs Park is an easy access sightseeing park located on the south end of Galiano Island. Galiano Island is part of the Gulf Islands Group which are positioned off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The park explores bluffs and cliffs decorated in arbutus and Garry Oak trees. The trails and cliffside viewpoints reveal marine and ocean views. The views reach as far as Saltspring Island and include Mayne Island, Active Pass, Navy Channel and the Pender Islands.

The 130 hectare park was first established in 1948. The park is a recreation destination for hiking, sightseeing, birdwatching and picnicking. There a few short hiking trails in the park. Some explore the cliff views, while others explore a forest of arbutus, red cedars, Douglas Fir and Garry Oak trees. Hike the short trail to Mathews Point Park and there are picnic tables, a rocky shoreline, tidal pools at low tide and more sightseeing opportunities.

Bluffs Park can be accessed via vehicle or by hiking trail. There is an 8 kilometre, easy-grade walking trail connecting from Whaler Bay to Bluffs Park. The trail is up hill and does have some sections which include elevation hiking. The trailhead in Whaler Bay is a few kilometres from the ferry docks. By vehicle Bluffs Park is accessed via a gravel road leading to a parking lot.

How to Get to Bluffs Park

Travel to the island of Galiano Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. From the ferry terminal travel down Sturdies Bay Road. On Sturdies Bay Rd., just before Burrill Road, on your left is a trailhead to Bluff Park.

If driving to Bluff Park continue along Sturdies Bay Road. Turn onto Burrill Road. Continue on Burrill to the end and then turn onto Bluff Rd. Follow Bluff Road to the park. The dirt road in the park is narrow and can be a bit rough at times.


Neighbouring Island Parks & Trails

Saltspring Island < West < Galiano Island > South > Mayne Island

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