We are huge on finding unique accommodation whenever possible, and to get that unique accommodation, we also do not mind “roughing it” a bit. When we spotted this cute rustic cabin in the woods on Galiano, we knew we had found the next great place to stay.
Halfway between Vancouver and Victoria, Galiano Island is a great option for travellers exploring the Canadian Gulf Islands. Galiano has a great small-town laid-back vibe, even when we visited in the summer months of travel. We love a place where though the ferries may be full, you are surrounded by nature, and you’d never know how many people are actually around you.
The cabin was definitely rustic, but that was part of the charm. There was an outdoor shower, an outhouse, and complete privacy. Inside the cabin were all the basics, and included anything you would need for your stay. It was cozy. There is no TV, or much cell service, but if you want to get away from all that, this is a great option.
The cabin was a great home base for all of the exploring on Galiano. You get to wake up to nature, with some extra creature comforts. As long as you aren’t squeamish of frogs and a few cobwebs (adding to the rustic nature), the cabin is a fun and private place to have some peace. I mention the frogs, because each day we would go to have a shower and we would have to shoo out our red-legged frog shower buddy. One time we didn’t realize the cabin door wasn’t shut all the way, and he even got to go for an adventure hopping around the cabin. Our red-legged friend was totally harmless, and would announce his arrival with the echoing of his “ribbit, ribbit” from the shower. It really gave us a great laugh each day when it was shower time after a long day of hiking in the summer sunshine.
We stayed during the coronavirus pandemic, and there was contactless check-in; we actually did not see the hosts at all.
Take a look at how cute this rustic cabin is:
To find out more about what we got up to while on Galiano Island, take a look at some of our favourite discoveries. Galiano Island really charmed us. British Columbia is such an underrated destination for adventure!