Hornby is an island of beautiful provincial parks, jagged coastlines, far reaching views and marine scenery. The island community is rich in artistic talent and the marine wilderness is ripe for outdoor adventure activities.
The island has a small selection of services important to travelers located throughout the island and in the small village centre. Some of the services include accommodations, tour companies, a grocery store, wineries, restaurants, bakery, ATM, pub, gas station, art galleries, post office and gift shops.
Hornby Island enjoys two beautiful provincial parks - Helliwell and Tribune Bay. Helliwell Provincial Park includes a hiking trail which leads to rock cliffs overlooking Georgia Strait and the Sunshine Coast. Tribune Bay Provincial Park is highlighted by a beautiful 1 kilometre white sandy beach.
Exploring the island by boat or on foot provides some opportunities for wildlife viewing. Some of the local wildlife in the area includes deer, seals, herons, sea lions,eagles and hawks!
Being part of the Gulf Islands Group along with Denman Island and the Outer Islands the region is popular for boating and sailing. Yachts and sailboats arrive in big numbers in the summer at the local marina in Ford's Cove.