Cortes Community Health Association
The Cortes Community Health Association (CCHA) operates the Cortes Health Care Centre, providing space for a full-time medical doctor, nurse practitioner, and other health care providers. CCHA also supports many other health related services and programs on Cortes. The Cortes Community Health Centre is located at 945 Beasley Road in Manson’s Landing, and is open to residents and visitors.
Box 59 Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0
250-935-6718 (Medical Appointments)
The Health Care Centre is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. It is closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
The Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society is a registered charity whose mandate is to collect, preserve and present the social and natural history of Cortes and the surrounding islands. Located at 957 Beasley Road, the Cortes Museum features: Cortes Island’s Tourist and Visitor Information Booth, a beautiful heritage garden, social and natural history exhibits, a pioneer kitchen, a Von Donop logging shed, an archives collection, and a gift shop. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Box 422 Mansons Landing BC V0P 1K0
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tue to Sun (June-August)
Monday – closed
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fri&Sat
(Winter hours: September-May)
Cortes Island Information Book is a resource for visitors to Cortes Island. Updated annually, now in 10th edition. The book has relevant content for visitors to Cortes Island, but also to newcomers to Cortes. To get your copy – visit local stores – Squirrel Cove Store in Squirrel Cove, Cortes Market, Hollyhock Store and Cortes Island Museum in Mansons.
Phone: 250-935-0080 (Gina)
Cortes Island Post Offices
There are three post offices on Cortes Island. One is in Manson’s Hall, one at the Squirrel Cove Store and the third one is the quaint little ‘federal building’ in Whaletown. They are open part days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Squirrel Cove is open Monday to Friday 9-5.
Mansons Landing, V0P 1K0
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-11 am, 2-4:30 pm
Tue 9-12 (no mail in/out)
Cut off for mail out – 8:30
Squirrel Cove, V0P 1T0
Monday to Friday 9-5.
Whaletown, V0P 1Z0
Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30-10:30 am, 1-4 pm
Tue 9-12 (no mail in/out)
Cut off for mail out – 8:30
Cortes Island Elementary/Junior Secondary is part of School District 72 (Campbell River). Cortes Island Elementary/Junior Secondary strives to meet the diverse needs of every child. Its core values are Caring, Learning, Community, Diversity and Safety. The school is located on Beasley Road in Manson’s Landing.
Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) is a charitable society and umbrella organization that promotes awareness and respect for the earth and its people throughout Cortes Island and beyond, recognizing that human well-being is ultimately dependent on fully-functioning healthy ecosystems.
FOCI manages a variety of local projects and initiatives, including marine stewardship; water conservation; and parks and sustainability education. Please contact FOCI about memberships, donations, volunteering, or any of their work. Feel free to visit their Resource Centre (located by Manson’s Hall and the radio station) for books, pamphlets, videos, maps and more!
Hours: FOCI’s Resource Centre is open Fridays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Cortes Community Forest Co-Operative has a vision for the stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems.
Cortes Community Forest Co-Operative
Cortes Community Radio at 89.5 CKTZ-FM has brought Cortes Islanders together via the airwaves. With excellent programming, savvy radio hosts, and endless amounts of great music, Cortes Radio is popular throughout the Discovery Islands and all around the world. For more information (including a program schedule), and/or to listen online, visit the Cortes Community Radio Section on Tideline.
Box 210 Mansons Landing BC V0P 1K0
Hours: 24 hours a day, with automated programming overnight and when no DJ is available. Occasionally off the air late Monday evening for equipment maintenance.
The Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS) is a registered non-profit, charitable society that is active in community affairs. The CISS coordinates social events, community gatherings, monthly meetings, and other activities for its members. The Society also constructed and manages a Seniors Village of six cottages with gardens located on Beasley Road in Manson’s Landing.
One of the Society’s initiatives is the Seniors Helping Seniors project. Volunteers of this project provide company, transportation, and practical assistance to Cortes Island seniors.
Contact: Carina Verhoeve at 250-935-6792
The Harbour Authority of Cortes Island manages five locations, Cortes Bay, Squirrel Cove Dock, Gorge Harbour Government Dock, Manson’s Landing Dock and Whaletown Dock. All provide safe well-maintained moorage facilities for a wide-ranging group of marine users year round. Each is surrounded by a small community providing plenty of services (except Cortes Bay which has no service) and many things to see and do.
Jenny Hartwick – Harbour Manager
Box 329 Manson’s Landing
Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment program supporting youth, adults and organizations to create and distribute engaging films about the issues they care about most. Over the past six years, Reel Youth has produced over 800 films with 2,500 people in BC, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Morocco, Vietnam, India and Nepal. All programs are customized to meet the specific needs and desires of each community.
The Cortes Island Family Support Program exists to support island families in becoming healthy, strong and resilient. Projects of the program include the annual Cortes Island Wellness Fair, parenting workshops and direct support to families in need. Through the program, confidential support is available for families experiencing financial, emotional and health challenges.
Power of hope runs 8-day summer camps for teens ages 14 to 18 who want to explore the arts
and take an active role in their communities. Approximately 40 youth & 25 staff from all over the Canada attend each camp, which take on the beautiful setting of Linnaea Farm each July.
Cortes Island Emergency Social Services Program
Cortes Island’s Emergency Support Services Team (ESS) operates under the Province of BC’s Emergency Social Services Program. The Emergency Social Services Program provides short-term assistance to families and individuals who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, flood, earthquake or other emergency. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support, and family reunification. The Cortes Island ESS Team is totally volunteer-based with overall leadership coming under the ESS Director, Chris Dragseth.
Manson’s Hall is operated by the Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA). In addition to managing all the hall’s leases, the SCCA also runs a weekly Friday market for local arts, crafts and food producers and provides space for the Cortes Food Bank.
The Cortes Tideline community website is updated daily, and is your source for what’s happening on Cortes. Local news, events, classifieds, jobs, workshops, ride share, businesses, accommodation, services, weather, tides, quick links and much more!