Galleries: The Holtenwood Gallery is located in Blubber Bay at the Ferry terminal.  This quaint gallery is a must see, presenting  and selling the best work of local artisans. 


Hiking: You'll find hiking trails throughout the Island and there is a hiking club (the Texada Trekkers) who meet every Saturday at the Gillies Bay store at 10:00 AM.


Golf: This lovely 9 hole golf course is approximately 10 mins drive from Gillies Bay.


Sand castle Competition: Gillies Bay is the perfect spot for building sand castles. This famous competition is held every year on Gillies Bay. Click on the "learn more" link below to find dates.


Shopping/Services: There are two general stores on the Island where and you will find everything you need including organic fruit and vegetables, as well as a  liquor store and post office.  There are two pubs on the Island, restaurants, arts and crafts stores, a gas station and a Credit Union.  A medical clinic is located in Gillies Bay.


Beaches/Parks: Shelter Point Park is truly the jewel of Texada, and hosts picnic tables, hiking trails, beaches, boat launch camping etc.  There are two ball diamonds on Texada.


Geography:  Texada has an interesting and varied topography and it's shoreline offers great kayaking and scuba diving, and swimming beaches.  There is a spectacular 360 degree view  from 1,745 foot Mt. Pocahontas.  4x4 roads and hiking trails cover most of the southern end of the Island.  


Texada Island is the largest of British Columbia's Gulf Islands.  There are two small communities; Van Anda on the eastern side of the Island and Gillies Bay on the western side.   A wonderful get away form the hustle bustle, Texada has a population of 1200 people. You'll find most everything you desire for an exciting and interesting stay from, galleries to restaurants. 


Wildlife: You'll see many deer on the Island because they have no natural predators as well as Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, Sea Otters and Dolphins sightings to name a few.


Museums:  Learn about the rich mining history of iron ore, marble, gold, copper and limestone.  Texada was established in 1871, however,  First Nations Sliammon people created middens on Texada long before the Spanish Explorer Don Jose Navarez charted the Island in 1791.

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