The Cortes Island Museum: A Must-See for the Inquisitive Minded By Lilith Klassen The Cortes Island Museum. Filled with treasures from a simpler time & the wonders of nature, for those curious of Cortes’ origins, this is an essential stop. Warm, friendly conversation filled with fascinating facts flowed during my visit there, and I left […]
Creative. Distinctive. Self-sufficient. Supportive. These qualities bond together Cortes Island’s close-knit community. Many Cortes Islanders came for a visit and stayed for a lifetime. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound, Cortes lies at the edge of the vast coastal wilderness. With diverse recreation options as well as tranquility and peace, there’s plenty to discover.
Cortes Island has stood apart as a refuge for thought leaders for generations. It’s been a source of deep inspiration for artists, teachers, writers and students of all ages. Just imagine how you might be transformed.
HOLLYHOCK: CANADA’S LIFELONG LEARNING CENTRE “Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better.” By Lilith Klassen Once the abandoned site of an institute for Gestalt Therapy with a lone caretaker living on the overgrown lands, Hollyhock has grown into a world renowned centre for deeper connection to the planet […]
Dear members, First of all, THANK YOU all for joining us in our mission to build and keep a vibrant economy on Cortes, to raise the awareness of potential visitors of the special nature of Cortes as a destination, and to ensure that both visitors and residents are well served by the business community. Please join us […]
Written by Lilith Klassen Seafest has moved from the lovely Squirrel Cove locale and will be spending its nineteenth year in a gorgeous new location: The Gorge Harbour Marina. The festival will be held on May 17th, over the Victoria Day weekend, with night time activities at the Gorge Hall next door. If you’ve never […]
By Lilith Klassen Cortes Island Business & Tourism headed to the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show to raise awareness among the adventure minded of Cortes Island as a local destination. The Show had the best Saturday attendance of all 8 years of its existence, an added benefit to hosting a booth this year. Throughout […]
BC Ferries plays a significant role in coastal communities such as Cortes Island. People who live on Cortes rely on BC Ferries to connect them with their homes and their livelihoods. To learn more about the series of cuts in BC Ferries services (as well as the unsustainable growth in fares), please visit the following websites: […]
Cortes Island is a day hiker’s paradise. Easily accessible and well-maintained trails allow hikers to explore some of the last remaining old growth forest on the BC Coast. Read more about hiking on Cortes Island with the in-depth information about the best walks in BC’s Coastal Wilderness.