Saturna Island has many hiking and exploring opportunities. We've highlighted just a few here with pictures and descriptions. Visit SaturnaTourism.com to find a map and lots of wonderful information about Saturna Island.
Half of Saturna Island is protected as part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. A gold mine of information is available at their website, or call 1-866-944-1744 for information.
Wildlife abounds on Saturna Island. You can hike, cycle, swim, explore intertidal life, sunbathe, beachcomb, kayak, boat, go birding, or just sit still and let nature's wildlife present itself to you! Don't forget your binoculars and camera!
Boat pass is the small waterway between Samuel Island and Saturna Island. It is a 15 minute walk from Saturna Seaside via the shoreline at low tide or by road. You can see Boat Pass from the deck of Saturna Seaside! On the way there you'll pass through Winter Cove Park. It is always exciting to watch boats negotiate this pass as the tidal currents can be quite extreme! Be careful!
East Point Lighthouse
East Point Lighthouse is a 15 minute drive or 30 minute bike ride from Saturna Seaside. This is a great place to watch for orca whales or have a picnic. You'll see Mt. Baker on the east side, sunsets on the west side and seals on the rocks to the north and all around.
Mt. Warburton is a 30 minute drive from Saturna Seaside. Once there, you are at an elevation that delivers panoramic views of more islands than you can imagine. This hike is mostly along the Brown Ridge Crest.
Fiddler's Cove is a 15 minute drive from Saturna Seaside. You can park at the end of Fiddler's Road and hike along the cliffside then down to a sandy beach and cove. At low tide, you can walk to a small island offshore.
The trailhead for the Murder Point hike is a 30 minute drive from Saturna Seaside (parking is at the end of Trueworthy Road) and continues on to Taylor Point. This cliffside trail is mostly in the forest. Feral goats are often seen in this area.
Echo Bay, Little Bay and Narvaez Bay are a 20 minute drive from Saturna Seaside through the center forest of the island. There you will find beautiful views and great trails to explore.