Saturday, 20 August 2011

Hornby Island

Hornby Island is a lil slice of paradise located in the Strait of Georgia between B.C mainland and Vancouver Island. My boyfriend's family owns a cabin there and I am lucky enough to attend this beautiful place often, especially in the Summer months. To get there can be quite the trek, three ferries and 5-6 hours of travelling. To travel from B.C take either the Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay ferry to Duke Point on Vancouver Island. (Highly recommended to take a ferry that leaves no later then 1pm.) From Duke Point drive north on the Island Hwy 1 for 1 1/2 hours. Take exit 101 to Buckley Bay & Denman/Hornby Island Ferry and buy a through ticket to Hornby Island. Or you can fly by float plane through Vancity Seaplanes for a reasonable fare ($150 plus tax one way per person) and as quick as 30 minutes. If you are short for time flying can buy you 2 extra days in paradise.

Hornby has so many things to offer, besides its natural beauty, the Island has amazing beaches (some of the nicest I have ever seen in B.C), hiking trails, mountain biking, kayaking, diving, yoga, pottery, art studios/galleries, wineries and many amazing restaurants and cafes with some of the best fresh organic food I've ever tasted. Can you tell I love this place? If you have never been I highly recommend a trip to this true gem. Allthough far to get to, worth every minute once you've arrived. 

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