About

About Saturna Island

Saturna has an area of 31 square kilometers (12 square miles) and a year-round population of approximately 300. Many visitors enjoy:

  • onshore whale watching
  • playing disc golf at Thomson Park
  • peace and quiet
  • natural beauty
  • kayaking both calm and exciting waters
  • cycling beautiful and quiet roads
  • wildlife watching
  • walking the beaches
  • attending community events

Answers to frequently asked questions…

Weather
Saturna gets less rain than either Victoria or Vancouver despite being between the two.Saturna Island 7-day forecast
Banking
There are no banks on Saturna Island. Most retailers accept major credit cards and debit cards, but please check with your accommodation when making your reservation.Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are available at:

  • Saturna Point Store
  • Lighthouse Pub
Beach Access
Saturna Parks & Recreation maintains the following beach access points. Many have installed benches and/or picnic tables.

Name Address Features
Orcas A154 Cliffside Road Bench
Peacock A228 Cliffside Road Bench
Pine Tree A250 Cliffside Road Bench,Table
Trillium A753 Tumbo Channel Road Shell Beach
Lily A721 Tumbo Channel Road Stairs
Tumbo View A697 Tumbo Channel Road Bench
Strait Road A437 East Point Road Bench
Russell Beach A341 East Point Road Bench, Table
Winter Cove A100 Winter Cove Road Bench, Stairs
Veruna Beach A103 Church Bay Road Sand Beach
Cascade Glade A139 Bonnybank Road Bench
Sunset Beach A131 Sunset Boulevard Table
Ralph Road A106 Boot Cove Road Bench, Table
Saw Mill A102 Mill Road Stairs
Quarry Trail A100 Quarry Road Link to Taylor Point Trail

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Campfires

Open fires are not permitted anywhere on Saturna Island during the summer months. A (free) permit is required at most other times. Fire permits are available at:

  • Saturna General Store

Doctor

There is no full-time doctor on Saturna Island but there is a medical clinic and there is sometimes a nurse or other medical professional on the island. If you need medical care sooner than the next ferry sailing, dial 911Emergency ServicesIn the event of a Medical, Fire or Police emergency, dial 911

Fuel Services

Automobile and Marine available at:

  • Saturna Point Store

Propane available at:

  • Money Family Projects Ltd.

Hunting

Hunting and the discharge of firearms is severely restricted – please check the current regulations at:

  • RCMP – Pender Island 1-250-629-6171

Internet Access

Free wireless access is available at:

  • Saturna Point Store
  • Saturna Lighthouse Pub
  • Wild Thyme Coffee House
  • Saturna Cafe
  • Saturna Recreation and Cultural Centre
  • Saturna Heritage Centre (the Fog Alarm Building at East Point)
  • Grouchy Crab Pottery & Gifts

Computers with internet access are available at:

  • Saturna Point Store
  • Eddie Reid Memorial Library

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Pharmacy

There are no pharmacies or drug stores on Saturna. Please remember to bring your medications with you.

Public (pay) Telephones

Public telephones for outgoing calls only are avaiable at:

  • Saturna Point Store
  • Saturna General Store

Public washrooms

Public washrooms are available at:

  • BC Ferries terminal

Pit toilets (outhouses) are available at:

  • Thomson Regional Park
  • Winter Cove
  • Russell Reef
  • East Point
  • Narvaez Bay Campground

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Schools

Saturna School (K-12)
Saturna Ecological Education Centre (9-12)