Cortes Island is on the unceded traditional land of the Klahoose, the Tla’amin, and Homalco Indigenous People . The Klahoose traditional territory stretches from Cortes Island to Toba Inlet.
From the driftwood scattered beaches that line the island, to the rugged gorges of Desolation Sound and the mystic rainforest trails of Smelt Bay Provincial Park, Cortes is steeped in natural beauty. Provincial Parks on Cortes protect inlets, lagoons and beaches that are ever-changing with the tides, as well as large tracts of temperate rainforest.
After a hike, you can browse creations by island artisans at the Cortes Craft Shop Co-op in Squirrel Cove, open from mid-May to mid-September, or stop by the Farmers Market at Mansons Hall, held on Fridays year round. Island accommodations range from campgrounds with waterfront views to rustic resorts and snug bed and breakfasts.
To learn more about Cortes Island, visit ourcortes.com.