Events on Galiano Island

There are lots of fun things happening year-round on Galiano Island and in the Southern Gulf Islands, and of course at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn. Check our "Events Page" often.

What is Happening on Galiano Island and at the Inn?

"'s our "Secret Season". A beautiful time to visit Galiano Island, explore its trails and walk on almost deserted beaches. But there are still things to do, dining to experience, spa treatments to enjoy, shops and crafts to discover...

ART STUDIOS:  Marcia de Vicque Glassworks, Cedar Grove pottery,  Blackbird Gallery, Yellow House Art Centre,  Art & Soul Craft Gallery and many others. Open on weekends or more throughout the summer...pick up a Galiano Island brochure when you arrive on the Island.


Spectacular Kunamokst Mural on display in the Inn

Kunamokst Mural

Galiano Island, British Columbia
Viewing daily

190 different artists + 231 works of art + 1 Mystery = 1 spectacular Kunamokst Mural! The Mural is an incredible, massive mosaic of work designed and orchestrated by Mural Mosaic that was a mystery to the artists until it was unveiled. Join us to view the original at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa and celebrate the Gulf Islands artists of the Mural, displaying their art.


Dining in Atrevida Restaurant

Galiano's only waterfront casual fine dining restaurant, our award-winning "Atrevida" is Open Wednesday through Saturday from 6 pm; last reservation taken at 9 pm; and from 5 to 8 pm for Prime Rib Sundays,  in our Secret season and 6pm to 9pm seven days a week during the Peak Summer season. Reservations are advisable.

Special nights include:

Sticky Finger Fridays, where you can enjoy all your favorite sticky finger favorite foods like; ribs, wings, poutine, lamb sliders, jalapeno poppers and much more.  Free local entertainment and a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails.
Prime Rib Sundays.  On Sunday nights, join visitors and islanders for our popular "Prime Rib Night", where you will enjoy a price fix dinner with your choice of entrees: fish, vegetarian or, you guessed it, Prime Rib. Don't miss out. Oceanfront dining at its best.  Three course dinners under $30.

Breakfast at Atrevida Restaurant on the Oceanfront  

Breakfast in Atrevida Restaurant at the Galiano Inn

For a special "morning out" after the night before, join us for breakfast each weekend morning. Your choice of entrees from french toast to our perennial favourite of  Inn-house Granola.

Join us from 8:30 am to 10:00 am on weekends. No reservations required except for large groups, to provide the best service.  (Last seating at 10 am).


Wood-fired Pizza on the Waterfront

Closed for the season...we can hardly wait until you join us at Galiano's favourite and only waterfront outdoor wood-fired pizza terrace! From classic favourites that reappear each year by popular demand, to special seasonal creations from Chef Dean Hillier and his team. The service staff, including our great summer student staff, create a memorable afternoon for you to enjoy on the oceanfront.

Draught beer, artisanal wines, Italian sodas...refreshing ways to bathe in the warmth of summer.

spa, couples treatments, massage, Galiano Oceanfront Inn, Galiano Island  

Spa Open Daily

Madrona del Mar Spa, located at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, is open every day.

See our Spa Menu for fabulous treatments in our spa, or our special "Couples Cottages" in a garden setting... Visitors and Inn guests are welcome. Advance reservations are a must. Many of our treatments are unique in Canada, using all natural ingredients.
yoga classes  

Yoga Classes

The Inn is very pleased to have teachers of high calibre and experience performing yoga in many teaching disciplines.

Our instructors  provide Private Yoga classes that are booked through the Spa. 
Regular classes are held weekly.
Call the Spa for details at 250-539-3388, or email them for a schedule

"Shop Small, Shop Local" Campaign on Galiano

"Think Local" in your community... and in ours when you come to visit Galiano Island.

The Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a great theme of "Shop Small, Shop Local, Dine Local, Enjoy Local" to encourage all of us to enjoy a "flavour of the islands" and help our Communities thrive too.
We have a new Logo, too: it is pretty eye-catching: Look for the very cool signage in the shops
  Shop local, market, Galiano Shop, Retail gifts, support local economy

Gulf Island Water Taxi

From September through June, you can travel on Monday through Thursday only, in our "Secret Season" on the Gulf Island Water Taxi. During the school year, our water taxi, the appropriately named "S.S. Scholarship", becomes a school boat, taking children from Galiano to Salt Spring Island. You can join, leaving at 7:20 am, from the dock near the Inn, spend the day on Salt Spring Island, and returning home to Galiano "after school" (as space available).
  Gulf Island water taxi taking islanders to Salt Spring Island

Saturday Market - Summer

Every Saturday from May through to the October Thanksgiving weekend, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Lions Park - walking distance from the Inn. Here you will find multiple local Island farm and artisan's booths selling a variety of fresh picked-that-morning fruits and vegetables. Enjoy fresh baked goods, coffees, arts & crafts, clothing, original jewellery, pottery and flowers. Meet the farmers, artists & bakers.

Music: The Galiano Concert Series

For the price of the ticket alone in the city, you can enjoy dinner at the Inn, and a concert on Galiano Island. Our season on Galiano each year showcases a wide range of musical talent, from Classical to Jazz.

"BOOK" EARLY each year - Galiano Literary Festival is a sell out

February 22, 23, and 24 ~ 10th Annual!

"THE" major event of our Winter Season... Widely regarded as one of Canada's best bookstores, with recognition from the Libris Awards in Ottawa to show for it, Galiano Island Books sponsors this amazing Literary Festival...and the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is proud to be the venue for the Festival! It draws authors and lovers of books to our island every February.  You will have the rare opportunity to meet with the authors "up close and personal", in workshops and readings that are held in rooms with beautiful ocean and garden views: you will be inspired!  THE INN IS ALWAYS SOLD OUT - be sure to book early to stay in the Heart of the Festival.

Annual Food Celebrations You might want to "bookmark" these events for next year:

For a taste of the islands, come to Galiano Island for these food-friendly weekends:

Blackberry Martini   Wondering What to do with Stinging Nettles?  Why, eat them of course!  Whether it is Nettle tea at the Sturdies Bay Bakery, or something that the Chef at the Inn will have up his sleeve (ouch!). As well as workshops in nettle picking & cooking at the nearby Hall. In March each year, depending on the nettle season.

Curious about Mushrooms?
An Annual, traditional island-style, friendly event. In November,  enjoy the "fruits of the forest" with lunch and educational "tour" of mushrooms at the community hall. Later? Delicious dining at the Inn.

Blackberry Festival
: our personal favourite festival. Blackberry Signature martinis at the Inn anyone? Fresh blackberry waffles perhaps? Every October, on Thanksgiving Saturday, we have a local blackberry festival. Come for lunch and blackberry pie at the Blackberry Tea. Join us for a delicious weekend.

Planning a Galiano Vacation? Time your visits for more fun with these events.

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