Texada Island, BC’s largest Gulf island at 50 km (30 miles) long with approx 1000 residents, is a pristine and appropriate choice for the adventurous traveler.
Rich in history from ancient First Nations middens and discovery by the Spanish explorers to early 1900’s mining of iron, copper and gold to the limestone quarrying of today. Heritage buffs can tour our museum, in Van Anda, produced by the Texada Heritage Society.
Getting here is easy with 8 ferries per day from Powell River’s Westview ferry terminal to Blubber Bay in just 35 minutes. KD Air provides 3 scheduled flights per day in summer, and 2 per day in winter, from Vancouver South terminal or Qualicum Beach to the Gillies Bay Airport, which has a 3000 foot paved runway for that smooth landing.
Recreation abounds with excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, over 250 species for the avid birdwatcher, 9-hole golf course, kayaking from Shingle Beach to historic Jedediah Island marine park, skim-boarding and swimming at Shelter Point beach, and exploring the newly protected Karsk Caves near Davies Bay. Try 4 x 4-ing to Anderson Bay Provincial Park with tremendous mountain-high photo opportunities of Malaspina and Georgia Straits along the way. The outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of any major predators, as there are no bears, cougars, wolves or poisonous snakes on Texada. If scuba diving is your idea of a great holiday, then Texada environs are dripping with life; boasting warm, high-visibility waters.
Marble Bay/Sturt Bay provides good anchorage and the Texada Boat Club offers dockside moorage with water and power at reasonable rates for the visiting boater.
Learn more about our community here.
For your added enjoyment Texada has many events throughout the summer months – see the Events Calendar
The Texada Arts, Culture & Tourism Society provides this website as an introduction to Texada for visitors.
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit, and come back often.