"If you sail, the Gulf Islands..." Vancouver Favorite Tip by jetsam

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Favorite thing: If you sail, the Gulf Islands to the west (just off Vancouver Island) are stunning. Though conditions are shifty, and you may log some engine time out there. There are good marinas throughout the islands, and a great pub and restaurant in Ganges on Saltspring Island. Whistler is Whistler and we all know about that, but in the summer Whistler is busy with all sorts of activities from golf to paragliding and hikes for all. Between Whistler and Vancouver is Squamish, which is calling itself the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the World, with legitimate claim. Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, windsurfing and dozens of other sports to do, I think they're even making up new ones there. The area also has some great scuba diving, if you can stand the water and the 8mm wet suit. Mr Coustou himself ranked it number two in the world for sea life.

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2002
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