Victoria, B.C. the Gateway to the San Juan Islands, is just 10 minutes by air away from Eastsound, the main town on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands. The town is centred at the northern end of the island, where the airport is also situated– just adjacent to the town. To the east is the main impressive geographical feature – Mount Constitution in the 5,000 acre Moran National Park. At over 2400 feet the mountain is the centre for climbing and hiking - its peak affords a wonderful view of the Salish Sea, the Washington San Juan Islands, Mount Baker, and British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, and well worth the climb. Orcas - like San Juan Island, is a boating paradise centred around Deer Harbor and the Deer Harbor Inn and Marina. As for accommodation, the imposing resort of Rosario is the largest hotel on Orcas Island but there are many others. With numerous vacation rental homes available the island, it is perfect for a vacation of hiking, beachcombing, beach barbeques, and other relaxing summer pastimes. If your party is staying at a beach house for a few days, it is a great opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Convenient early morning flights to Victoria with evening flights back to Orcas Island - make a day trip a great addition to your holiday. Just remember to bring your passport!!

View of Mount Baker from Mount Constitution