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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.

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.

Squirrel Cove

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.

Hollyhock: Canada’s Lifelong Learning Centre on Cortes Island, BC

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 […]

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CIBATA Ferry Letter

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: […]

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Cortes Island Hiking Trails

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.

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