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. 


  • Steep bluffs with spectacular views of Active Pass
  • Stands of mature Douglas fir with pockets of arbutus and Garry oak
  • Vibrant wildflowers in the spring

Park Details

Size: 25 hectares
Location: Galiano Island
Established: 1999

How to Get There

From Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal head northwest on Sturdies Bay Rd for 550m. Turn left onto Burrill Rd. In 1.7km continue onto Bluff Rd for 650m. Turn left 500m.

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