Saturna Island BC

Sunset at Breezy Bay, Saturna Island, British Columbia
Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque, Saturna Island, British Columbia

A trip to sleepy Saturna can be rewarding for those wanting to escape all traces of city living. It is a sparsely populated island with only around 300 people and is relatively secluded, therein lies its unspoiled charm!

Traveling to Saturna requires some forward planning, as the ferries, although they run daily, are infrequent. Accommodation is limited, and there are no public campgrounds so booking ahead is essential.

Wildlife abounds on Saturna. One can watch the goats on Mount Warburton Pike, and take in spectacular scenery at East Point, the location of some of the best orca viewing in the Gulf Islands.

Recently, Tumbo Island off East Point and Narvaez Bay on Saturna were purchased as part of the Pacific Marine Heritage Legacy, thereby ensuring that Saturna’s rural character will be preserved.

Our local picks for the best accommodation on Saturna Island:

Bella Haven

This waterfront beach house offers the perfect Saturna Island escape for two. Close to everything Saturna has to offer, with its own boat launch. A cozy space with a kitchenette and everything you need for a comfortable stay, including ample outdoor space to enjoy. The hosts provide free wifi and even have an electric car charger. Find out more about Bella Haven here.

Ocean Paradise at Water’s Edge

If you’re looking for a cute cabin, right on the water then Ocean Paradise at Water’s Edge might be just the place you’re looking for on Saturna Island. With a hot tub and a beachfront location, this is such a beautiful spot and the house itself is a modern West Coast Contemporary style home, a classic in the local area. Many travellers have seen orca in this area so maybe you’ll spot one or more of these majestic ocean mammals. Find out more here

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage on the Beach

Known for its unique setting and views, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage was the original home of the lighthouse keeper on the East Point Park of Saturna Island. Now moved to another location, this quaint little cottage has a new life as cozy place to stay on Saturna Island. Find out more here