Top 5 Things To Do on Hornby Island

  1. Hike the trail at Helliwell Provincial park. Free admission, easy trail (5kms). Recommend doing it in clock-wise direction for best view of cliffs . Allow time for photos along the way. Lots of great views, including old growth forest, spectacular coastline, seals, flowers. hint: take binoculars if you have them for watching the seals and sea lions.


  2. Hornby Island Blues Society puts on several events throughout the year, including a Blues workshop in May featuring several renowned Canadian blues musicians as instructors.
  3. Enjoy a great dinner at the Sea Breeze Restaurant. They also have great housekeeping cabins and a hot tub tucked into the cliffside!
  4. Tribune Bay Provincial park, beautiful beach, great picnic spot. New cedar pit toilets.


  5. Tour local wineries. Friendly people, Highlighted on tourist map guide, pick up from ferry terminal.

Additional Tip: Co-op store at centre of “town” is good place to pick up groceries, gas, beer, wine. Be sure to note hours though as they are limited, especially in shoulder seasons.

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