February 2016

Where to Shop

Our many home-based and commercial businesses make Galiano virtually a self-sustaining neighbourhood. Islanders supporting island businesses is the goal the Galiano's Chamber of Commerce.

Galiano Island is an island of surprises. Imagine an island the size of Manhattan Island, but with just 1000 people. Yet our small island offers an amazing array of treasures and supplies: everything you need for a fabulous visit and a very comfortable stay.

Shop Local, Shop Galiano. Galiano's shops are varied; there is at least one of everything. A wide range of food and beverages is available, and there is no need to bring a lot to Galiano. Come explore our stores and "Shop like a Local". Day to day business here is conducted on a first name basis, and we encourage visitors to follow suit and meet the shopkeepers and neighbours. It's all part of the "island experience".

Here you will find everything from fresh baked goods to freshly roasted coffee; from organic fruits and vegetables, to island-smoked salmon; from Gulf Island wines to fresh flower bouquets. A wide range of beverages awaits. Our retailers carry everything from Gulf Island wines to imported liqueurs and refreshing organic juices. And for things you might need while on-island? Our grocery stores, marina and hardware store probably have anything you forgot or need.

Galiano Saturday Market OPENS - May 18th through October 12th 2013 - from 10am to 2pm -comprising multiple local Island farm and artisan's booths selling direct a variety of fresh picked-that-morning fruits and vegetables; fresh baked goods; Galiano Roasting Company coffee; arts & crafts; clothing and original jewelry and pottery. Meet the artists, enjoy the live music and enjoy a relaxing time at the Lions Field (#104 on the Galiano Map) every week. Support local businesses when you travel: Remember to "Shop Local, Eat Local, Enjoy Local".

Leave Room in Your Suitcase
 The possibilities are seemingly endless to find treasures on Galiano Island. "Leave Room in Your Suitcase" is our reminder to you, to save room to pack a special remembrance of Galiano's specialty shops to take home. Whether it is a piece of exceptional jewelry, some unique clothing, delicious food, a great book, hand-crafted soap or a delicious food product, remember to leave room to take home a special reminder of your Galiano getaway.

Original Art Around the Island -
 Come visit key locations to purchase Gulf Island original art pieces from Art & Soul Craft Gallery in Sturdies Bay. Travel up-island to visit Schoenfeld Custom Knives; Cedar Grove Pottery Gallery ; Marcia Devicque's Glassworks.

Exploring Galiano, you may come across any number of islanders' arts or crafts studios – go on the Galiano Art Tour. Or you'll discover a country stand that offers local produce, fresh eggs, fresh flowers, smoked salmon and more.

Think you might want to stay longer? We're always looking for nice new neighbours: check out a local realtor, you never know!