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BB = Blubber Bay

MB = Mouat Bay

VA = Van Anda

SP = Shelter Point

GB = Gillies Bay

OA = Oasis (between Van Anda & Gillies Bay)

SB = Shingle Beach

IW = Island-wide



Aviation Art Camp

July 2-3, 2018

Texada Island Airport, Hangar 8

Register: 604-223-2588

6 lessons on drawing and painting techniques in aviation art. Ages 10+. Adults welcome. $85


Texada AeroSpace Camp

Texada Island Airport, Hangar 8

Register: 604-223-2588

Wed July 4 – Sat July 7

Immersion in basic aviation and space sciences, meteorology, navigation, radio, and flight simulator instruction. Lots of hands-on fun. Ages 10-16. $150



FESTIVALS & EVENTS (Visit for current dates)


Canada Day Celebration, July 1

Ask around for what’s going on!




Fly-In Fling at the Legion

Sat, July 7, 2018

4:30 pm Doors open

5:30 pm Dinner, 7 pm Dance

As part of the Texada Annual Fly-In, have a dinner out and dance the night away. Rides to & from the airport provided. Donation at the door.




Texada Annual Fly-In

Sun, July 8, 2018

Gillies Bay Airport


Celebration of flight: Airshow, Fraser Blues formation flying demonstrations, contests, Auto & Bike Show & Shine. Aviation-oriented vendors, 3,000 ft asphalt runway, grass parking, tenting & camping welcome. Free entry. 50/50 draw, breakfast at 9 am, BBQ lunch




Diversity Festival

July 20-23, 2018

Diversity Festival celebrates the diversity in people, music, and arts on the West Coast of B.C.  The festival serves as a fundraiser to cover maintenance and development costs associated with the Shingle Beach Campsite.




Texada Artists Studio Tour

July 28-29, 2018

FB @texadaArt

Visit Texada artists in their studios, art galleries and community venues. You’ll see textiles, painters, potters, carvers, glass artists, felters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers & more.




Blues & Roots Festival

Aug 4-5, 2018

Featuring musicians from within 100 km. Mix of music genres. On-site camping, food and craft vendors, and kids zone.


Sandcastle Weekend

Aug 11 – 12, 2018


A family-fun and entertainment event. Dog show, bed races, lip-sync contests, moonbag wish release, pancake breakfast and sand sculptures. Arts and food vendors, plus a beer garden, and more.




Skim Jam

Aug 11-12, during Sandcastle

Gillies Bay. Lessons & Jam. Ages 6+. $5 entry. Cash & random prizes. Times to be announced (depending on tides).




Run the Rock

Aug 26, 2018

Run the Rock Marathon, Half & 8k. Texada provides a challenging course that will provide serious bragging rights. Marathon finishers have said it’s the toughest road marathon in Canada. Come decide for yourself. All finishers in the marathon and half marathon get a custom finisher's medal.




Texada Rock in Pride

Saturday August 18th

Texada Pride is hosting the 5th annual event celebrating diversity in our community. Afternoon parade and drag races. Overnight camping. All welcome. Evening show 19+ licensed event.



Texada Island Paint Out September 8, 2018

Location and time TBA

The public is invited to watch the artists at work. Visit for more information closer to the event date. 




Terry Fox Run


The Terry Fox Run typically starts at 11 am and ends at 1 pm.




Christmas Tree Lighting

& Carol Singing

Join the community in Van Anda for the annual Christmas tree lighting and carol singing at Smithson Park (baseball diamond in Van Anda).




Polar Bear Swim

Jan 1, Shelter Point Regional Park

Jump into the New Year! Get your brave on and join in with the community in a cold dip in the ocean.




Beale Quarry


Outdoor quarry machinery display, located at Blubber Bay beside That Place Café & Curiosities.




Texada Heritage Walking Tour

The walking tour map & guide

is available at the gas station, Texada Boating Club, and at the Texada Market.

This self-guided heritage walking tour in Van Anda has 7 stops, identified by numbered posts, including visits to a lime kiln, Marble Bay mine, “Van Anda” & “Texada City” communities, Copper Queen St, Government Wharf – Cairn, Smelter, Presbyterian Church, and the Texada Island Heritage Museum.




Texada Island Museum & Archives

End of Marble Bay Rd, on Waterman Ave, next to the public school in Van Anda.

Summers: Thurs-Sun 11 am-4 pm

Year-round: Wed 10 am-2 pm

Texada mining history & rock display, Surveyor’s Display, Little Billie Mine exhibit, Blacksmith shop display, Don’s Saw Shop display, Jack Leslie Model Ship Collection, Captain Vancouver’s route around Vancouver Island, and Van Anda Archives. Entry is by donation.




Texada Military Memorabilia Museum

Royal Canadian Legion

Wed – Sun, 4 pm – 7 pm

Display of Armed Forces and RCMP uniforms, equipment, books & curiosities.




Texada Aviation Museum

Hangar 8, Gillies Bay Airport

Open by appointment:



Advanced flight simulators for youth and adults, wind tunnel, library, aerospace displays, model aircraft, old aircraft components, Ham radioshack, and more. Entry is by donation.


1942 Fargo LaFrance Fire Truck

5073 Gillies Bay Rd


This 1942 fire truck, built to war-time specifications, is displayed in front of the Gillies Bay Volunteer Fire Department.




Shelter Point Regional Park

Caretaker’s Residence

Exterior Wall display box beside the Concession Stand

Archeological discovery results show Tla’amin built and continuously occupied Shelter Point from 3,300 years ago until the mid-19th Century. First Nations Artefacts (such as arrowheads, tools) and faunal remains (bones) are displayed.





Texada Arts, Culture & Tourism

Arts, culture, and festival announcements.

#Texada #Sunshinecoastbc #gulfislands #Canada #visualarts #musicfestival #summer #islandlife

Texada Artist Studio Tour


July 28-29, listings of all of the artists participating

#TexadaArt #Texada #visualart #bcart #Sunshinecoastbc



Diversity Festival

Diversity Festival celebrates the diversity in people, music, and arts on the West Coast of B.C. The event is held at the Shingle Beach Campsite.

Run the Rock

Run the Rock Marathon, Half & 8k

Texada Arts, Culture & Tourism

Festivals & events, about Texada, accommodations, maps, getting to Texada.


Texada Artist Studio Tour

Features Texada artists on the biennial studio tour.

Texada Trekkers

Written by John Dove


A blog with photos of many years’-worth of walk, ecology and wildlife information.

Includes walk start locations and previous walk descriptions

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