Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

SMONEĆTEN Campground

Get information on the name reclamation of SMONEĆTEN Campground in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

European culture

Learn about European culture in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Hawaiian settlement on Russell Island

Learn about the intertwined history of Hawaiian people and Russell Island.


Learn about heritage and non-heritage orchards in the national park reserve, where you can taste fresh plums, apples or nuts!

Indigenous culture

There are many Coast Salish First Nations who have long and continuous ties to the Gulf Islands. The Coast Salish people have special ties to the environment—a spiritual connection to the land, the earth and the water.


The cultural heritage of the Gulf Islands ranges through the on-going relationship of the Coast Salish First Nations to these islands and the sea, to European exploration and settlement, and now to the more recent decades of migration to the islands by those seeking a more relaxed and simple lifestyle.

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