General Stores


Cortes Natural Food Co-op

Cortes Natural Foods Co-op Cortes Island Store

The Cortes Natural Food Co-op is an full service, eco-friendly grocery store that provides an array of fresh, local, and organic food. It carries the largest selection of fresh produce on the island, and offers many local products including tuna, salmon, eggs, and so much more! The Co-op also carries supplements, body care products, and local arts and crafts.

The Co-op features an instore bakery and coffee bar that bakes fresh pastries and breads 6 days a week. While the Co-op is jointly owned by its local consumers, friendly workers, and producer members, non-members and summer residents are always welcome.

Contact: 250-935-8577 (Co-op Store); 250-935-6505 (Co-op Cafe)

Store Hours:
Summer hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday

Fall/Winter hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00PM Monday through Saturday; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday

Cafe and Espresso Bar Hours:
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday and Wednesday; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday

The bakery operates Monday through Saturday. When the Cafe and Espresso Bar is closed, fresh baked goods can be purchased in the Co-op store.

Squirrel Cove General Store & Groceries

Squirrel Cove General Store and Groceries Cortes Island

The Squirrel Cove General Store is an old-fashioned general store with a beautiful view of Desolation Sound. The Squirrel Cove General Store sells food (including: fresh fruit and vegetables; fresh meat and poultry; local seafood; dairy; baking; canned, dried, and frozen products; icecream; novelties; and ice), hardware (for building, plumbing, electrical, and marine), fuel (propane, vehicle gas, and diesel), and fishing/shellfish licenses.

The Squirrel Cove General Store also features a post office; an ATM; computer, printer, and WiFi access; and a government liquor agency. Also on the property are The Cove Restaurant, the Flying Squirrel Take-out, the Cortes Co-op Craft Store, and 24/7 laundromat and shower facilities. Adjacent to the property is a Government Dock.

Each Sunday in July and August, the Squirrel Cove Commons hosts a Farmers/Craft/Flea Market, where local craftspeople, bakers, and farmers sell their wares.

Contact: 250-935-6327

Summer hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday

Fall/Winter hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday


Cortes Market

Cortes Market General Store

The Cortes Market is located at 809 Sutil Point Road in downtown Manson’s Landing (across from the Community Hall). The Cortes Market sells groceries and fresh produce, canned and dry goods, ice, hardware, video rentals, and more! The Cortes Market is also a liquor agency, and features computer, printer, and WiFi access. A deli and coffee bar inside the Market offers sausage rolls, quiche, and other baked treats, as well as lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos. The Cortes Market offers bulk buying and caselot specials, and publishes the Friday MARKETER newsletter every week. Adjacent to the Cortes Market is the Market Take-out, open during the summer.

Contact: 250-935-6626

Summer hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily

Fall/Winter hours are 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday

Gorge Harbour General Store

Gorge Harbour General Store Cortes Island

The General Store at Gorge Harbour Marina is a full service grocery store. It offers a wide selection of fresh and dry goods with an emphasis on organic and local products. In the summer, the General Store at the Gorge offers a wide range of locally grown produce from right here on Cortes Island. Their morning baker is busy creating fresh bread and other creations every day.

Fresh free run meat and dairy arrive 3 times a week.  The store also stocks a variety of unique and ethnic ingredients; a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits; basic hardware; souvenirs; fuel; propane; fishing tackle and fishing licenses; and block and cubed ice.

Each Saturday throughout the summer, the Gorge Harbour Marina hosts a Farmers Market near its gazebo. This Market features local arts, crafts, baked goods, and more!

Contact: 250-935-6433

Summer hours are 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM daily
Fall/Winter hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily

Specialty Stores


Marnie’s Book Store

Located “downtown” Mansons, next to Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op.
Winter Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12-5

Craft Shop Co-op

Located in Squirrel Cove, next to Squirrel Cove General Store.
Closed for winter.

Hollyhock Gift Store

Located in Hollyhock.
Winter: Open some Fridays only, 12-4. Look for hours on Tideline Calendar, or call Hollyhock.

Summer: Open every day, 9-4.

Cortes Museum Gift Store

Located in Mansons.
Fall/Winter/Spring: Open Friday and Saturday, 12-4.

Summer: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10-4, closed Monday.

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