DescriptionNamed after Spanish explorer Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Galiano Island, part of the Gulf Islands chain, is a long narrow island that is a haven for bird watchers and naturalists. Bicycling, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, sailing, diving, swimming and hiking are popular recreational activities. The efforts of hikers and cyclists are rewarded with grand vistas and viewpoints. Mount Galiano provides climbers with eye-catching views of the southern Gulf Islands and the Olympic Mountains.
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park has 3,000-year-old middens; camping facilities are available at the park as well as at Dionisio Point Provincial Park. The Descanso Bay Regional Park offers 30 camping sites..