If You Go
Texada is a delightful timewarp and not easy to get to, but that’s half the fun of getting here. Guaranteed, once you’re here you will want to stay a while. Childress suggests making a week of it; come for the Blues Festival and then stay around to check out the Sandcastle Festival only five days later.
Be there for a Sunday to catch the Texada Farmer’s Market, where you’ll get a taste of the Totally Baked fair, which won the Texada small business of the year award. Ever try a blueberry cheesecake with a brownie bottom? How about a root beer marinated pulled pork pie? Either way, Totally Baked will have you grinning from ear to ear.
The fact that it takes three ferries to get to Texada from Vancouver is all part of its charm. But there are also daily flights from Vancouver via KDAir. Or you could make a road trip out of it and drive up the Sunshine Coast or Vancouver Island and get there with BC Ferries which has many sailings each day. (It was pretty cheap for two of us and a vehicle, under $27 for the 35-minute passage).
If you are looking to challenge yourself via one of Canada’s most intense marathons - Run the Rock this August via Texada’s annual race: Learn more here
Want to know where to camp and learn more about Texada Island? Check out my post on Outdoor Vancouver about the top five spots to play a musical instrument or simply chill on this gem of an island.