Galiano Island, BC, Canada
Welcome to our neighbourhood. Whaler
Bay is located on the South/East end of Galiano Island
To the North of the bay lies the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver.
To the East and South
is Active Pass, the Ferry route for traffic between Vancouver and
Victoria on Vancouver
. The image above is from a webcam that is pointed
approximately South West towards the head of the bay. It is
updated every 15 minutes during daylight hours. The outer
part of the bay provides good anchorage for boats in almost all
winds. The Bay is only exposed to a North Blow (rare) and
protection can be found behind Twiss Pt in those conditions. The
inner bay is further protected by ragged reefs which can pose a
hazard to navigators who lack accurate maps or are not paying
attention. The inner bay and public dock should not be approached
by boaters at low tide unless they have a very shallow draft or
have some local knowledge.
The public dock is a Federal Department of
Fisheries dock managed by the local Whaler Bay Harbour Authority.
It acts as a home port for commercial vessels, recreational boats
and many small runabouts used by owners of land on Gossip