Hornby Island offers a great variety of interesting wildlife, flora & fauna, renowned kayaking, hiking & fishing, quality arts, and fascinating native history and geology.The waters surrounding Hornby provide exceptional boating, scuba diving, and spectacular marine life. The white sand of Tribune Bay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in British Columbia and offers the warmest swimming waters on the BC coast. 'Beaching' is a popular activity on the island - visitors come to view the spectacular petroglyphs and fossils harboured by the island since a bygone era. Known as a creative haven for artists, Hornby is an imaginative medley of individuality. Many galleries and studios boast local pottery, paintings, jewelry and carvings.

You will also find a  variety of great cafe's, restaurants, bakery, wineries, farmer's market, a distillery, a meadery and incredible festivals and performances. Many of the latter are seasonal so be sure to call ahead or check Real Hornby or for more information. In August, the island plays host to the Hornby Festival - a popular performing arts festival. There are so many things you can do while you enjoy your stay at Outer Island and we are happy to help you plan your vacation activities. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
  • Soak up the sun by the pool.
  • Enjoy a friendly game of tennis.
  • Visit our animals and take in our on-going farm activities.
  • Learn about country-living and natural farming.
  • Study music with internationally touring, multi-award winning Marc Atkinson at the Barn Studio - a short walk from Outer Island. For all ages, all levels. An incredible opportunity.