A TAPOVAN is a wilderness or forest of
spiritual practice (from the Sanskrit; Wikipedia). The Galiano Tapovan is dedicated to Sri
Chinmoy, an advocate of world peace and a proponent of
elightenment through music and athletism. His statue is placed at
the top of the hill, overlooking the magnificent scenery of the
Gulf Islands, and a selection of his aphorisms have been placed
along the trails. The Tapovan is a creation of the Gratitude
Foundation. Hiking trails within have been developed by the
Galiano Trails Society and Deer Path Design. The climb from
Porlier Pass to the statue is a steep and narrow path. Use
cautiously and at your own risk. Trails shown as of June, 2015.
The TAPOVAN is NOT a campground! No camping and please no smoking
or fires anywhere, anytime. Leave nothing but footsteps,
take nothing except what you brought, and a peaceful feeling.
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of a description and map of the above trail system.
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