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Upcoming Events – 2014

Friday, August 22nd, 2014







For more information regarding these (and other) events, please see our Community Calendar, Annual Festivals, or Events pages, or visit Tideline, Cortes Community website.


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Our Community


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.

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Our Land


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 Kids

Our Cortes


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.

Nine Lake Swim on Cortes

For the love of the lakes! Support our Team! NINE LAKE SWIM. FOUR SWIMMERS. ONE DAY. To raise money for the stewardship of Hague & Gunflint Lakes, a team of 4 swimmers is going to attempt, for the first time ever, the feat of swimming all nine of Cortes Island’s freshwater lakes in one day! […]

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Bill Weaver Filming on Cortes

Bill Weaver is a filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, photographer, Peabody Award-winning television journalist, and a former news anchor /reporter. Since moving to Canada in 1990, he has produced and directed ten award-winning documentaries and numerous interstitials for Canadian television. Using his years of journalism experience, he’s developed an eye for authenticity and a nose for a […]

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The Last Stand – Photography Solo Show

THE LAST STAND New photographs by David Ellingsen Old Schoolhouse Gallery Whaletown, Cortes Island Opening night Friday, August 15th 5 to 9pm Continues Saturday, August 16, 2 to 6pm Sunday, August 17, 2 to 6pm Friday, August 22, 5 to 9pm Saturday, August 23, 2 to 6pm Sunday, August 24, 2 to 6pm or by […]

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