_About Texada Island
_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.
Texada is rich in history - from ancient First Nations middens and discovery by the Spanish explorers to early 1800′s mining of iron, copper and gold to the limestone quarrying of today. Heritage buffs can tour our two museums produced by the Texada Heritage Society, in Blubber Bay or Van Anda.
Getting here is easy with 10 ferries per day from Powell River’s Westview ferry terminal to Blubber Bay. Crossing time is only 35 minutes .
KD Air provides 3 scheduled flights per day 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 here with excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, over 250 species for the avid birdwatcher, a 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. If scuba diving is your idea of a great holiday, then Texada environs are dripping with life; boasting warm, high-visibility waters.
The outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of any predators, as there are no bears, cougars, wolves or poisonous snakes on Texada.
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.
For your added enjoyment Texada has many events throughout the summer months – see the Events Calendar at texada.org
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit, and come back often!