Welcome to Gillies Bay, Texada Island, BC

Gillies Bay is a small, vibrant, community on Texada Island, the northernmost and largest of B.C.'s Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia. It is home to approximately 450 permanent residents and more than twice that number of part time residents and visitors during the summer months.

Gillies Bay also serves the wider Texada community as it is home to the Island medical clinic, RCMP Detachment, community hall, library, seniors center, and a well-established and stocked General Store. The island airport is also located near Gillies Bay, with three daily flights to Qualicum and Vancouver. Unincorporated, it operates as an Improvement District under the B.C. Municipalities Act.

The local population soars during the tourist season and on holiday weekends: the Regional District campsite and park at Shelter Point is often full of visitors. Visitors can find more information and maps here.

This site is for the residents of Gillies Bay and their visitors. It is a work in progress and suggestions for improvements are welcome. Anyone is welcome to share their recent observations of wild life and also post advertisements, from noncommercial establishments only please. These will appear in the nature column or forum blog with links above.

Send your suggestions, nature notes, comments, ads, etc. for the forum by Email to contact(at)gilliesbay.ca