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Merry Christmas! Christmas Fair in Mansons Hall. Photo by Richard Trueman

Cortes Radio Local Weather Tides Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Upcoming Events


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

–NEW– Towering over Desolation Sound in BC, Canada, Mt. Denman is the stunning backdrop to this spectacular area. In September 2014, four friends leave from Cortes Island to climb it. See the video here: Mt. Denman


Whaletown Christmas Bazaar – Pictures by Jurek.  We would love to publish your photos from Cortes Island. Please, contact us at

3 men sawing logs

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.

gorge harbour

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.

Whaletown Commons Park

Whaletown Commons Park Celebration

(from Tideline:) Noba Anderson, Strathcona Regional District and Whaletown Commons Society – invite you to a celebration: Whaletown Commons Saturday, October 25 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Please join us to officially acknowledge our new park in the heart of the Whaletown community. Enjoy a guided information walking tour… Snacks and light refreshments will be […]

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Cortes Youth Reel

(from Tideline:) CORTES ISLAND MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION PROGRAM Reel Youth is excited to offer Cortes Island’s first music video production program! Rex Weyler’s “Catch the Light” will provide the soundtrack for a creative exploration of today’s cutting edge form of storytelling – music video. Over the course of four days, participants will learn to plan, […]

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