Is­land Hop­ping

Vancouver Magazine - - Travel Summer Getaways -

, hop a ferry to Galiano Is­land and check in to the Galiano Inn. Drop your bags in your villa and soak up the sun­set views from your pa­tio Jacuzzi. The next morn­ing, strap on the hik­ing boots to take on Mon­tague Har­bour Ma­rine Pro­vin­cial Park, where the white-shell beaches date back more than 3,000 years, and work up an ap­petite for din­ner at hy­per-lo­cal, hy­per-whim­si­cal Pil­grimme. The gourmet restau­rant in the woods is a foodie des­ti­na­tion (a pil­grim­age, if you will), so make a reser­va­tion to guar­an­tee a taste of chef Jesse Mc­cleery’s wildly in­ven­tive fare: think fer­mented bar­ley grits with duck egg and beef heart tartare on sea let­tuce. Post dessert, catch the late ferry to Pen­der Is­land, where Woods on Pen­der awaits to ful“ll those West Coast glamp­ing dreams with its ros­ter of kit­ted-out Airstream trail­ers. Come Sun­day morn­ing, snag jam-slathered sour­dough from the re­sort’s Co ee Kitchen Restau­rant to fuel your Kayak Pen­der Is­land out­ing, which fol­lows the is­land’s shore­lines through kelp beds and gen­tle waves and prac­ti­cally guar­an­tees wildlife sight­ings (hello, seal pups!). Toast your ad­ven­tur­ous spirit at Twin Is­land Cider’s quaint or­chard­side tast­ing shed, where heir­loom ap­ples are nat­u­rally fer­mented into some­thing de­light­fully funky and “zzy. Then it’s back to the ferry ter­mi­nal for your sun­set ride over to Salt Spring Is­land. Set­tle in for the night at laid­back-luxe Stone­house B&B— af­ter a night­cap or two on the heated pa­tio at Moby’s Pub— and, come Mon­day, hit the farm-tour cir­cuit with stops that in­clude ev­ery­thing from the chèvre par­adise that is Salt Spring Is­land Cheese to the pur­ple “elds of Sa­cred Moun­tain Laven­der. If you’ve got time, catch a show at the Fritz Movie Theatre (where $10 gets you both your ticket and a bucket of real-but­tered pop­corn) be­fore head­ing out and leav­ing is­land life be­hind…at least un­til the week­end rolls around again.— S.M.

To Do:

Three Gulf

Is­lands,

one long

week­end:

you can

do this.

1/2 Galiano Inn

GALIANO IS­LAND SALT SPRING IS­LAND PEN­DER IS­LAND

Sa­cred Moun­tain Laven­der 30

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