Looking for some unique places to visit? Here we have provided you with a few recommendations.
Well known for the historic Hotel De Haro - Built in 1886, the centerpiece of Roche Harbor, this charming hotel overlooks the harbor, marina and the formal gardens. Antique furnishings are abundant in the old hotel, especially in the lobby where you can also see a copy of the registration book containing the signature of President Theodore Roosevelt, a guest of John S. McMillin in 1906. On site amenities include restaurants, shopping, spa, gardens and kayak rentals. A family destination in the San Juan Islands.
In the Gallery of Whales you'll learn about the natural history of marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas of J, K and L pods living in the waters of the San Juan Islands. You'll find a fascinating collection of exhibits, artwork, models and artifacts, including real whale skeletons and a family tree of the resident orcas. You can also listen to the "songs " of various species of whales in the Whale Phone Booth, and watch the free, 30-minute video on Pacific Northwest orcas, showing continuously.
Refuge Cove, B.C., is a year-round community nestled in the heart of the Discovery Islands area of the Inside Passage. It serves as a centrally located supply stop for boaters travelling in or near Desolation Sound, offering a wide range of services including moorage, fuel, groceries, ice, showers, laundry, espresso, and other supplies.
Welcome to the Butchart Gardens, fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site left behind from her husband's pioneering efforts in the manufacture of Portland cement at Tod Inlet, Vancouver Island, Canada. Her venture has become a family commitment to horticulture and hospitality spanning over 100 years, and delighting visitors from all over the world. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, this show garden still maintains the gracious traditions, in one of the loveliest corners in the world. The Gardens were designated in 2004 as a National Historic Site of Canada.
Looking for a memorable getaway? Discover a gem of an Island that achieves the ideal blend of activity & tranquility. The waterfront town of Ganges is renowned as an artists' haven. Situated at the end of a gorgeous harbour, you will find the Saturday Outdoor Market from spring to fall featuring strictly islanders' work. Along with hiking, golf, & kayaking, the island offers a wealth of musical performers and Broadway productions. Don't miss the Spa!!