or Mayne (Mount Parke),
Pender (Mt. Norman), Saturna (Mt. Warburton Pike), or Salt Spring (Mt.
Maxwell) to scenic lighthouse rambles (Mayne, Saturna, Galiano), to
spots offering great views of Active Pass (Bellhouse Park, Georgina
Or walk to lakes, or choose extensive logging road
trails on islands like Quadra, or Galiano or Lasqueti. Interpretative
headland and forest walks are also inviting for many less ambitious
visitors, and several trails are also wheelchair friendly.
Because many of these islands have
been logged, trails and old roads can lead the hiker into previously
inaccessible areas. Trails tend to be quiet, wild life frequent, and
views outstanding. Some trails offer picnic tables, benches, toilets,
and seats at scenic lookouts.
Another plus to hiking on the Southern
Gulf Islands is for the most part that there are no dangerous creatures
sharing the outdoors with you. Cougars are rare, bears are absent, and
there are no poisonous snakes or insects. The worst thing you are
likely to encounter is stinging nettle.