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The Cortes Island Business and Tourism association (CIBAT) was formed as a community group to drive economic and holistic community development for local businesses and to initiate activities that promote business and the island as a whole. Initially we came together to promote Cortes as a year round tourist destination that leaves a lasting positive impact on visitors and supports a vibrant local economy.

We represent a wide variety of rental accommodations, eco-tourism providers, shops, restaurants, grocery stores, marinas, and other services that cater to visitors. Businesses involved in other industry sectors are also welcome. The success of this non-profit organization depends on diverse and active membership.

Our current executive includes Carol London (Taili Lodge), Martha Abelson (Coast Realty Group (CR) Ltd.), Elizabeth Anderson (Juniper Bluffs B&B), Bill Dougan (Gorge Harbour Marina Resort), Caz Ratcliffe (Sowelu), Mike Moore (Misty Isles Adventures), Eric Hargrave (Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op), Lynne Jordan (Cortes Island Museum & Archives and Cortes Island Information Booth), Carla Voyageur (CIBAT administrator), and Gina Trzesicka ( maintenance and Cortes Island Information Book editor).

This website is our first project with the aim of offering visitors a comprehensive listing of services available on the island. For changes or additions to the website, please submit the Change Request Form.

CIBAT is a standing committee of the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce. Members of CIBAT are also members of The Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce.

Please see the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association Invitation to Join, as well as the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce Membership Information Letter for more details.

Click for the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce Membership Form and the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association Membership Form.

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We would like to acknowledge contributing photographers:

  • Steve Musial (Cortes)
  • Richard Trueman (Cortes) – Homepage Slideshow
  • Jurek Trzesicki (Cortes)
  • Bill Weaver
  • Al Westnedge

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