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Saturna Island is excited to participate in this Island COMEBACK initiative and hopes you will be too. This service is 100% free to local businesses and island organizations.
In the spirit of caring, we kindly request contributors to cover the 3% processing fee, providing recipients with the full dollar amount.
By supporting our Saturna Island community, you are not only empowering each islander and ensuring we are sustainable post-pandemic, you are preserving the individuality of the island you have come to know and love, safeguarding this precious place so it remains resilient and culturally strong for years to come.
Tucked away at the southern end of the Gulf Island chain, and difficult to reach, Saturna Island is easily the least spoiled of the Gulf Islands. A remote and sparsely populated rural hideaway, with bountiful wildlife and tremendous natural beauty, Saturna Island features a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
Home to First Nations peoples for thousands of years, Saturna was a heavily used area for many Nations including the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. To this day it is still heavily used by the Tsawout and Tseycum Bands. Two of the five bands that constitute the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation. The other bands of the Saanich Nation are Tsartlip, Malahat and Pauquachin.
Tourism is important to the livelihood and economic well-being of most of the Gulf Islands. Visitors to Saturna should plan ahead, as there are no campsites on the island and accommodations are limited, so lodging reservations are recommended.
Nearly half of the newly created Gulf Islands National Park incorporates undeveloped wilderness land on Saturna Island. This park will be one of only two national parks in the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region – the Pacific Rim National Park being the other.