Hornby Island is located at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia, a geo-climatic zone of lower precipitation, protection from Pacific winter storms, and a longer growing season for the garden enthusiast.

how to get to Hornby Island

This most beautiful Gulf Island in British Columbia’s southern coastal region can easily be reached via Comox Valley International Airport. Several daily WEST JET flights allow visitors to spend the weekend in their cabin here on this Island.

The twin cities of Courtenay & Comox are just 25 km north of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal servicing Denman and Hornby Islands. These towns provide all the amenities of an urban centre, including an International Airport: YQQ.

From Buckley Bay visitors ride a ferry to Denman Island. A 10-minute drive across the island connects to Gravelly Bay and the 10-minute ferry crossing to Hornby. Ferries run between 7:30 and 6pm (later on Fridays).

To the south one can find the city of Nanaimo (1 hr) and the beautiful provincial capital, Victoria (2.5 hrs), each with International Airports and ferry access to Vancouver and the lower mainland.

Hornby Island can also be accessed by water taxi to and from Comox, and regular float plane service to Vancouver and Vancouver Island through VanCity air.