Things to Do
Georgina Point Park (Adrian Dorst photo)
Many Mayne Island visitors de-stress by nesting down in comfortable accommodations.
The pleasure of doing nothing for a weekend or week is enlivened by a range of comfort activities. Mayne Island vacations begin the moment BC Ferries sets sail for Village Bay.
Once on the island, beachcomb at any of 14 shoreline access points (indicated by a starfish on the Mayne Island Map & Visitor Guide, available for free at BC Ferries info racks and at some retail stores on the island). Dine in a handful of good restaurants. Browse art galleries and home studios. Spread out a picnic blanket at the Georgina Point lighthouse or Dinner Bay Park.
Purchase organic produce at area farms. Wander around Miners Bay while investigating the island's rich history and culture. Take a round-trip water taxi to the Salt Spring Island market on summer Saturdays. Or sign the kids up for environmental and creativity programs offered on Mayne by the Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning.