This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Texada Island. To help you make friends with Texada Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada, is one of the most beautiful secrets of British Columbia. Texada is geographically located in the Strait of Georgia, where it is assumes the title of largest island. However, since many people are not familiar with the Strait of Georgia, it is simply located in between Vancouver Island and Powell River. Texada was originally developed as a resource-based community specializing primarily in logging and mining. Getting to Texada Island is not overly complicated, although it's also not easy. In order to reach Texada you must take a ferry to Powell River and from there board another ferry to Texada. Flights are also available, but cost substantially more in most cases.
Texada is not for those who prefer city destinations, as it boasts a population of approximately a thousand people, give or take. The island is instead home to a fantastic array of recreation opportunities -- many of which are experienced in the great outdoors. The most notorious of these activities include phenomenal hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking, and off-roading. If you're visiting the island and in search of a Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada hostel, your options will be scarce; the island does feature a few cozy bed-and-breakfasts.
During the summer months, Texada is at its peak, where the fantastic weather allows visitors to experience some of the beautiful swimming holes and scenery the island has to offer. Texada also hosts an annual baseball tournament that attracts large crowds, and a famous sandcastle building contest that is loads of fun for the family.
Texada embodies that welcoming island community, and while it may not be big, it does its utmost to ensure that you enjoy your stay and come back again!
Written by local enthusiast for Texada Island hostelsbigmac