We decided to rent a cabin for an extended weekend.
It is self contained BnB: Bed 'n Breakfast called the Tree House (info Here). Because it was November it was a bit chilly but we had a jacuzzi to keep us warm. The property has two cabins, a main house and a sauna building
It was very private but you had to walk down the hill and light it up yourself
This is what it looks like inside. We didn't light it up but now that I look at these photos I am tempted to go back there just to use it . As mentioned before we drove on the only road farther up the Island and came to a pier.
Galiano is known more for their cliffs and rocks, rather than nice sandy beaches
There is not much of a shoreline and the currents are treacherous. This is part of the section that goes through Active Pass known for rip tides, whirlpools and fast flowing water. This is the route that the BC Ferries takes on their way from Tsawwassen to Victoria
Along the south coast of Galiano you come to a park
called the Bluffs, because it is on a Bluff overlooking Active Pass (next photo)
What luck to see a BC Ferries in the "pass", the part between the two Islands (Mayne & Galiano) . We were running out of food options so we decided to have dinner at the Hummingbird Pub
and wouldn't you know that it started to snow. Driving here in the dark is not like driving in the city. There are no street lights and no one to plow the roads. Also there are ditches on both sides of the road in some spots. Lucky we had AWD as we nearly couldn't navigate the road back to our cabin. Wet snow is very slippery without much traction
We actually noticed this car on our way "home" but took this photo the next morning as we were heading toward the Ferry terminal on our way back to the City. We didn't think it wise to stop in a snow storm on a dark road on a curve. This car actually belonged to our hosts of the BnB.
Here is the Terminal. That lonely car ahead (Subaru WRX) is ours. There is no one else here
I saved the best for last. When we were investigating places to stay here on Galiano, I wanted to stay at the Cliff House but it was booked for part of the time and we didn't feel like moving our stuff. But on our last morning there I noticed that the people must have left the day before and it was empty so naturally we went over to check it out
Here is your private deck overlooking the water. Notice the snow on the deck. It must be a nice place to stay during the Summer. Disclaimer: No ! I have nothing to do with this place.
but I wouldn't mind staying here the next time
The main floor has the kitchen and eating area, plus a room for you to relax and read. The single bedroom is on the upper level with windows all around. It seems like a very unique place