Galiano Island Tourism, Canada

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Galiano Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the west side of the Strait of Georgia, it is 27.5 km long, 6 km at its widest point, and 1.6 km across at its narrowest point and is separated from Saltspring Island by Trincomali Channel. On the western side of the island there are a series of sandstone caves. The island is northwest of Mayne Island, northeast of Saltspring Island and southeast of Valdes Island. It is part of the Capital Regional District Electoral Area G, and has a population of 1258 inhabitants. Named after the Spanish explorer Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, who explored the area in 1792, (the island is twinned with his home city - Cabra in Córdoba province, Spain). Galiano was long inhabited by aboriginal people from the Penelakut First Nation and used by other Coast Salish nations. Midden pits at Montague Harbour suggest 3000 years of habitation. Today there is only one Indian Reserve on the island, Galiano Indian Reserve No. 9, located at the northern tip of the island and under Penelakut administration. Industries of the past were logging, fishing and charcoal-burning, although today tourism and the arts are the most common methods of employment.

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Galiano Island in Canada offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Galiano Island is Vancouver. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Vancouver for its bountiful attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout on your trip to Galiano Island. To explore Galiano Island, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Galiano Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Galiano Island

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    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Galiano Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Galiano Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Galiano Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.25 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Galiano Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.2 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 87.31 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.23 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Galiano Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Galiano Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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