It has been nicknamed the little Hawaii. The scenery of the island is beautiful. There are several beaches lined by forested parks and great opportunities for seeing wildlife. Many eagles take up residence on the island and use it as their nesting place. Ravens are abundant as well. We have seen whales, Orca, and sea lions.
Tribune Bay Campground | Hornby Island BC | About Us
Open year-round, waterfront and ocean view cottages, fully self contained, with breathtaking view of the ocean, the mountains of Vancouver Island and the nightly sunset. Camping spaces for tenters and camper vans. The campground is full the nights of August 10, 13, 15, 19, 20, and September 13, 14, 20 and Reservations are recommended for weekends in June and between June 28 and September 2. Hornby Island's only campground not located beside a busy road so no traffic sounds! The campground has indoor flush toilets, hot shower, outdoor sinks for washing, and our water is certified by the Health Department and safe to drink. We are open everyday throughout the year.
Kayaking Situated in the calm protected waters of the Georgia Strait between the mainland and Vancouver Island, Hornby is an excellent place to experience ocean kayaking. Depending on the time of year, you will see eagles, seals, sea lions, whales, interesting intertidal life and diverse bird species. From slick single-track to cliff-side trails with an ocean view, there are trails to suit every level of rider. See our beautiful collection of local birds and our exhibit of fossils found on Hornby such as the backbones of a mosasaur. Island Stars Island Stars is an astronomical observatory open to the public for stargazing.
Anyone have information on naturist beaches, lakes, swimming places? We'll be on the island in July, Barney, parksville beach is a wonderful sandfilled beach to unwind and let the kids swim, it is wonderful. Also Tofino and Long Beach are absoluely beautiful!!!