Gulf Islands, BCThe Gulf Islands are the islands in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. They are sometimes known as the Canadian San Juans and are popular with vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The name "Gulf Islands" comes from "Gulf of Georgia," a historical misnomer for the Strait of Georgia.
The Gulf Islands are usually divided into two groups, the southern and northern Gulf Islands. The dividing line is approximately that formed by the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, and the mouth of the Fraser River on the mainland. All the major islands are served by B.C. Ferries.