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.

Matthews Point is currently held as a park reserve with no facilities or amenities.


  • Steep bluffs with spectacular views of Active Pass
  • Stands of mature Douglas fir with pockets of arbutus and Garry oak
  • A quarter-mile long stretch of sandy beach
  • Vibrant wildflowers in the spring

Park Details

Size: 25 hectares
Location: Galiano Island
Established: 1999

Alerts & Notices

  • The fire danger rating is EXTREME, please take extreme care

    Fires (except in campgrounds) and smoking are prohibited at all CRD regional parks and regional trails.

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