Sturdies Bay, Galiano Island

Sturdies Bay is on the southeast shore of Galiano Island, one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The island is named after the Spanish explorer Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, who explored the area in 1792.  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 3,000 years of habitation. Industries of the past were logging, fishing and charcoal-burning, although today tourism and the arts provide the most employment.

Sturdies Bay, once also known as Steamer Landing, is known primarily for its ferry terminal which connects the island with other southern Gulf Islands as well as with the Lower Mainland via the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The small community at Sturdies Bay is comprised of several businesses, homes, and private moorages. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Sturdies Bay and Galiano Island.