Matthews Point sits on the southern tip of Galiano Island at Active Pass. The land supports a number of diverse, sensitive ecosystems and essential bird habitat, and is a well-recognized landmark to the millions of residents and visitors who travel annually through Active Pass. This area provides scenic hiking opportunities and views of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands. One official park trail exists—the Ridge Trail—which is a 1-km crescent shaped trail beginning and ending at different locations along Bluff Road.
Size: 25 hectares
Location: Galiano Island
From Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal head northwest on Sturdies Bay Rd for 550m. Turn left onto Burrill Rd. In 1.7 km continue onto Bluff Rd for 650m. Turn left 500m.
All regional parks and trails are open, however be prepared for slippery surfaces and exercise caution. Read more>>
The CRD has approved a management plan for the park. Read more >>
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, serving more than 392,000 citizens. Guided by its Board, the CRD works collaboratively to create a sustainable, livable and vibrant region. Read more >>
Main office address:
625 Fisgard Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 1R7
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