Home to distinctive world-class resorts and retreat centers, Cortes Island has been revitalizing its visitors for more than 30 years.
Inspiration has lapped upon Cortes Island’s shores since Hollyhock, Canada’s Lifelong Learning Centre, first began welcoming visitors in 1982. Today, Hollyhock, an internationally renowned centre for learning and well-being, offers 100 annual programs featuring world-class teachers in professional and social development. Accommodations range from ocean-side private rooms to gorgeous tent sites and other West Coast style rooms offering options for all budgets. All accommodations include gourmet organic garden inspired meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, bodywork services, sailing and kayaking available — please call to reserve.
On Cortes Island’s northwestern shoreline, Channel Rock hosts intimate retreats, workshops, weddings, family gatherings and educational conference in a spectacularly beautiful, totally off-the-grid eco-village. Channel Rock’s communal cob house, sauna and other hand-hewn structures encircle a 100-year heritage orchard and permaculture garden. Guests sleep peacefully in cabins, yurts, tents and tipis alongside the bright stars and deep quiet of Cortes Island.
Other intimate lodge experiences abound on Cortes Island. At the Gorge Harbour Resort, tucked along the northern edge of the scenic Gorge Harbour, marina guests can enjoy BC’s natural coastal beauty alongside many comforts and amenities, including fresh seafood in the Floathouse Restaurant, poolside cottages, and newly renovated rooms. Well-kept rooms at the Cortes Motel are situated on a beautiful spot surrounded by bluffs and forest, with nearby access to Kw’as Park and oyster digging on the coastline.