Bluffs Park

Bluffs Park, Galiano Island: Address, Bluffs Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bluffs Park
4.5
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The park explores bluffs and cliffs decorated in arbutus and Garry Oak trees. The trails and cliffside viewpoints reveal marine and ocean views. The views reach as far as Saltspring Island and include Mayne Island, Active Pass, Navy Channel and the Pender Islands.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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AE9
4 contributions
Gorgeous views.
Sep. 2020 • Solo
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I couldn’t leave. Ended up spending an hour and a half just blissed out.
Written November 4, 2020
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Garry R
11 contributions
Make Sure You Hike The Bluffs!
Sep. 2020
Views over Active Pass are trumped by the dry Douglas Fir, Garry Oak & Arbutus ecosystem on the ridge. Magnificent!
Written September 27, 2020
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somegalfromcan
Victoria, Canada183 contributions
Quiet and lovely.
Dec. 2019
This park is hard to find using Google Maps, but worth the effort. The trails leading to this park are moderate to difficult and the scenery is awesome!
Written December 13, 2019
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Chuck M
Victoria, Canada70 contributions
Must See
Nov. 2019
Great views and easy access, look back to Washington State and Vancouver Island watch the big Ferries come into Active Pass
Written November 4, 2019
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Robert D
North Vancouver, Canada340 contributions
interesting first stop on the island
Aug. 2019
Our first stop on the island, a gentle hike along the bluffs with great viewing of the surrounding islands and pass below. Lots of marine and ferry traffic, obviously very busy. An added treat, great photo opp of a turkey vulture on the top of an old dead tree
Written August 31, 2019
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EJ B
White Rock, Canada372 contributions
Great place to hike around of just take in the view!
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Wonderful viewpoint of the Gulf Islands!! You do have to drive here and some of the road is abit rocky but totally worth it. I cycled this road once and won't be doing that again! It's free to enjoy, no restrooms, some hillside trails to enjoy.
Written August 21, 2019
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ScottD58
Kirkland, WA1,641 contributions
Ferry Trails in Picnic Paradise
Aug. 2019
Driving to the Bluffs is an adventure in itself but relatively easy with convenient parking. From the top you can watch the Ferries as they leave there white foam trails behind while navigating Active Pass. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show!

You can also take the short but steep hike through and old growth forest to a historic site where a Japanese Kiln was used to make charcoal. Great hike that you can do in about an hour!

Written August 17, 2019
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GulfIslandsExpert
Salt Spring Island, Canada57 contributions
Most accessible view on the Island
Nov. 2018 • Friends
Bluffs Park is on the south end of Galiano, you can walk from the trailhead on Sturdies Bay road, near the ferry, and just beyond the small village. It's a very possible day trip: pick up some take out from the Bakery or Babes in the Woods, or from the Galiano Groceries and Garage. The hike itself is 'medium' in exertion, the view from the top is worth it. Not well signed, so you might feel like you're lost, but just keep going up and choose 'right' at forks in the forest, and you can't go wrong. Great views from the top over all the Gulf Islands.

Important: you can also drive to the top, so someone in a wheelchair or a senior with limited walking could still get out and see the view. Otherwise not accessible.
Written February 12, 2019
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PJ P
Vancouver Island, Canada88 contributions
Indescribable views
Sep. 2018 • Friends
With parking available near the top, even non-hikers like me can enjoy spectacular views. There's an unearthly quiet at the top, and the views are indescribable. Not to be missed.
Written September 5, 2018
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Leefboy
Port Coquitlam, Canada103 contributions
spectacular view
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Nice hike up through the woods on clearly marked paths. Lots of birds to see and hear, Nearby Japanese charcoal kilns we very interesting though the path down to the kiln was steep it was also short.
Written August 11, 2018
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