Cortes Island BC, Canada is part of the Gulf Islands Group located off the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Along with Quadra Island, Cortes Island is also part of what is called the Discovery Islands Group. The small island measures only 25 kilometres long and 13 kilometres wide and is rich in artisans, marine scenery and First Nation history.
The most popular adventures and activities enjoyed on Cortes Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada includes art touring, sea kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, beachcombing, camping, swimming, flightseeing, picnicking, wildlife watching, birdwatching, cycling, canoeing and mountain biking.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located on Cortes Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada includes Desolation Sound (marine route), Hague Lake, Ha'thayim (Von Donop) Marine Provincial Park, Gunflint Lake, Kw'as Park Hiking Trails and the Smelt Bay Provincial Park and Manson's Landing Provincial Park.
The most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues on Cortes Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia includes the Cortes Island Museum & Archives, and some art galleries.
Travel services important to travelers on Cortes Island, Gulf Islands, BC includes accommodations (vacation homes, cottages, bed and breakfasts), campground, restaurants, gas station, convenience store, coffee shop, cell service, internet and transportation services including a marina, the Cortes Island Aerodrome and ferry service to and from Cortes Island. BC Ferry service from Quadra Island to Cortes Island (Heriot Bay-Whaletown) (click for schedule).