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Beach on Hornby Island

Hornby Island

Things to Do

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Residents live quiet communal lives in the winter, then roll out the summertime welcome mat (and often rent their own homes while vacationing elsewhere) when the crowds arrive.

Savvy travellers arrive in spring and fall when the weather is often gorgeous and the visitor count relatively minimal.

Hiking, mountain biking, water activities, and tours of tasting rooms and art galleries are favourite pastimes. 

Tribune Beach

Hornby offers a classic sun-and-surf vacation for those magnetically drawn to Big Tribune Bay Beach. The tidal flats stretch out towards a horizon dotted with sailboats and the water is shallow enough for young children to frolic safely. Picnic provisions are available at the Co-op and island eateries offer plenty of take-out goodies (pizza, Mexican, barista coffee, baked goods, fish-and-chips and ice cream) for beachside snacking.

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