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Upcoming Events – 2014

Today is: Thursday, July 31st, 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.

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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.

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Cortes Day – July 19 at Smelt Bay

Step right up folks to the biggest show in town. It’s the annual call out for the Cortes Day Parade. All jugglers, revellers, stilt walkers, musicians and mimes. Come one, come all. And kids, dress up a bike or just yourselves. And to ALL the local businesses, let’s see some floats. Show your support. July […]

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Creative Spaces: Gardens, Studios, & Workshops

Showcasing Cortes craftspeople, artists, and gardeners, the Cortes Museum is sponsoring its annual “Creative Spaces: Gardens, Studios, & Workshops” Tour on Saturday, June 28th, 9:00am-5:00pm. Reflecting the creativity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity of Cortes Islanders, you’ll find colourful gardens, fish ponds, winding forest trails, a heritage farm, wood crafts, sculptures, ceramics, paintings, collages, quilting, weaving, and […]

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