Winter Special
Stay 3 nights for the cost of 2!
During November, December, January, February

(holidays excluded from special rate)

Welcome to the Active Pass Caboose

The Active Pass Caboose is a unique and romantic vacation rental and oceanfront escape with stunning views, quiet and private beaches, and heritage charm on Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. Relax in style in authentically renovated accommodations aboard a 1913 Canadian Pacific Railway Caboose.

The caboose found its way to Galiano Island from the Mainland in 1973. She was originally based in Edmonton and retired to the Coquitlam yards in the early 70's, where she was lovingly restored and renovated into a cottage and barged to the sunny tip of MaryAnn Point.

The Caboose faces across Active Pass to the Mayne Island Lighthouse where the morning sunrise breaks its day. Wander down to the oceanside to beachcomb, catch the morning sun or gaze upon the celestial nights. Conveniently located 2.4km from the Ferry terminal, 1.6km to Bluffs Park, 2.2km to Bellhouse Park and 4.5km to the pub, Corner Store and Market.

Custom rock work and cedar decking extend from the railroad car. Enjoy a sunny breakfast on the deck overlooking a grassy slope down to the waterfront. Watch Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons swooping to the water to catch fish, see our local Killer whales leap out of the ocean as they pass by and get to know our resident otters, seals and other marine life.

With all the comforts of home the Caboose offers a queen size loft with panoramic views, a kitchen with fridge, 2-burner stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, outdoor gas BBQ and all utensils.

Relax on the couch, or sit at the diningroom table and watch the fishing boats, tugs, ferries and yachts pass by daily.

The single downstairs bed is a great place to put your feet up with a good book or listen to music on the cd/cassette player.

Snuggle up to the warmth and comfort of the woodstove and watch the flames dance. Plenty of firewood stacked in the nearby woodshed.

The Caboose has a three piece bath with flush toilet, shower and wash basin. Our outdoor bathtub is inviting and has a fantastic view of the ocean.

The loft bedroom is accessed by a short straight ladder and is a wonderful hideaway and has magnificent ocean views, particularly at sunrise and sunset.

Kick back and relax in this one-of-a-kind vacation spot.

Enjoy the quiet beaches of this beautifully forested 5-acre waterfront property. This point of land is surrounded by sandy/pebbly beaches on all sides and tide pools to explore at low tide.

Galiano lies between Vancouver and Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Two to three ferries run each day from Vancouver (Tsawwassen terminal) on a 50 minute journey, and several runs from Vancouver Island ( Swartz Bay terminal near Victoria) approx. a 90 minute journey. Beautiful beaches, ridges, and rich forest cover the island (2-6 km wide & 26 km long). Come enjoy our long hot summers in this rain shadow climate ( 25% less rain than Vancouver) and our peaceful, slow winter days.

Services & Activities:
kayak, canoe & moped rentals
boating & fishing charters
nine hole golf course
hiking trails, swimming
craft shops, markets & fairs
live music & theatre
restaurants & cafes

High Season Rates (April 1st through Sept. 30th & Holidays)
* all rates in Can. dollars based on double occupancy with 2 night minimum
Nightly (min. 2 nights) $140.00
Week rental $840.00
Extra for third guest $25/night or $150/week for an adult
$15/night or $90/week for a child twelve and under
Low Season Rates (October 1st - March 31st - excluding holidays)
* all rates in Can. dollars based on double occupancy with 2 night minimum
Nightly (min. 2 nights) $115.00
Week rental $690.00
Extra for third guest $20/night or $120/week for an adult
$10/night or $60/week for a child twelve and under


Payment cash, travellers cheque
( no bank on island, ATM only )
Deposit one night stay
Pets negotiable - please inquire Smoking outdoors only
Children Welcome
Check In Please arrange check in time with your hostess Donna.
Check Out 11 a.m.
Cancellation Policy 14 days notice.

In summer reserve ferry in advance: 1-888-BCFERRY or

From the ferry terminal at Sturdies Bay, travel straight ahead through the business area and then turn left on Burrill Road. Follow Burrill for about 2km until it bends sharply to the right and goes uphill. Here look out for Mary Ann Road and turn left onto it. The Caboose is the first driveway on your left off Mary Ann. If we are not there yet to greet you, make yourselves at home.

Email Us

Active Pass Caboose
149 Mary Ann Road
Galiano Island, BC
V0N 1P0

(250) 539-2316

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