Thursday, August 14, 2014


Rock on Galiano Island, BC marking the 49th parallel...

Galiano Island is one of the southern Gulf Islands off the east coast of southern Vancouver Island. They are known for their laid back ambiance and dry micro-climates. To get to them you need to take a ferry ride -- very pleasant in the summer -- and, if you are lucky as I was on this particular trip, you will sometimes see the orcas that are native to Active Pass.

If you drive to the far end of Galiano from the main community of Sturdies Bay, you'll come across this rock with a plaque. It marks the 49th parallel, the latitude that separates most of Canada from the United States.

Plaque on the 49th parallel rock of Galiano Island, BC...

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