Mount Galiano

 

The Gulf Islands of British Columbia are a magical place and I’m so glad I got to visit Galiano Island. This hike is quite easy in terms of elevation gain and the payoff scenery is well worth it !

Distance: 6.8 km (return)
Low point: 61 m
High point: 301 m
Elevation gain: 240 m
Trailhead: 48° 52’ 29” by  123° 20’ 59” (Google Map)

Here’s the route…

Here’s the view from the top…

View from the top

Here’s a view from a BC Ferry…

Mount Galiano (Medium)

On the way up I saw an old plane that had crashed on the island…

Wreckage from Plane Crash

Bolts from airplane wreckage

I saw this cool Conglomerate Rock…

Conglomerate Rock on Mount Galiano

A view of the forest from the trail…

Mount Galiano

I saw a BC Ferry from the top…

Queen of Vancouver

When I came down from Mount Galiano, I explored the coastline and it is very interesting.
You can check out more photos HERE

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Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.

Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.

For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.

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