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Home of the Galiano Trails Society

The Galiano Trails Society manages a network of hiking trails on the island. Detailed maps of these trails are available on this site in printable form as well as information about the Society.

Hiking Trails of South Galiano

Tapovan - The Sri Chinmoy Peace Park

Mid Island Hiking Trails

North Island Hiking Trails.

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Galiano Community Bus on Facebook
For hikers who come over as foot passengers there is a Galiano Community Bus that runs in the summer time and is available for charter at other times of the year. For more information visit them on Facebook or email them at .

THE GALIANO TRAILS SOCIETY is a registered charity dedicated to the development and enjoyment of hiking trails on Galiano Island.

Galiano Trails works in close collaboration with the Galiano Island Parks and Recreation Commission (of the Capital Regional
District). Our trail building initiatives are guided by the Trail Network Plan published by the Commission in 2007 and now included as schedule E of our Official Community Plan. (

The work of Galiano Trails complements that of the Parks Commission by focusing on the opening of trails across private property. We have adopted the flexible approach pioneered by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society ( makes it easy for private owners to welcome trails across their land by offering limited, renewable terms without affecting property title, and by providing liability insurance coverage. Agreements with property owners are two-page plain language documents, accompanied by a map showing the trail path. A draft agreement is available here (pdf file). Insurance is provided by a commercial company. Agreements may be made for short renewable periods (e,g, a year) and the land is not fettered by an agreement on title.

The Galiano Trails Society is registered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (BN 85274 7203 RR0001) and can issue tax receipts in exchange for charitable donations.

We welcome all who are interested in developing, improving, using and promoting trails on Galiano Island. The purposes of the Society are defined in its constitution as:
Memberships are invited; dues = $10.00/year. Members will participate in the planning of the new Society’s activities, will be informed on the status and development of new and existing trails, will be offered the opportunity to work on trail improvements, including through volunteer collaboration with the Parks Commission, and will benefit from social interactions with like-minded nature enthusiasts.

You can join the Galiano Trail's Society on-line here using PayPal.

Or send a cheque made out to the Galiano Trail's Society to:

Galiano Trails
222 Vineyard Way
Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0

Please include your email address.

Mathews BeachWalking in the woods is healthy for body and mind. There are some wonderful trails on our island, thanks to BC Parks, the Galiano Parks and Recreation Commission and local groups such as the Galiano Club and the Conservancy that welcome the public to their lands. Public consultations carried out by the Parks Commission a few years ago, when it was formulating a Trail Network Plan, showed that people wanted to see many more trails connecting neighbourhoods or leading to areas of interest.

Email Contact (Replace "at" with @ and remove spaces when entering the email address) :

Mar. 06/20