Tucked away at the southern end of the Gulf Island chain, Saturna Island is the most rustic and sparsely populated of the Southern Gulf Islands. The island has been home to First Nations peoples for thousands of years. Today it is within the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples, including the Tsawout and Tseycum First Nations.
Saturna has bountiful wildlife and tremendous natural beauty—nearly half of the newly created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve incorporates undeveloped wilderness land on Saturna Island. Favorite hikes include trails up Mt. Warburton Pike, one of the highest peaks on the Southern Gulf Islands, and up to the scenic headlands and quiet beach at Narvaez Bay. East Point is a very popular spot for whale watching, especially for the Southern Resident Orcas who pass by twice a year.
Locally grown produce and island-raised meats are on offer at the island’s pubs and restaurants, and small studios and boutiques highlight works by Saturna’s many painters, ceramicists and photographers.
See what else Saturna Island has to offer.