Hornby Island is know as the "Little Hawaii" of British Columbia because of its mild climate, lush landscape, and expansive sandy beaches.
It is the outermost of two small islands located in the Salish Sea off the east coast of Vancouver Island, about a hour's drive north of Nanaimo.
This magical island has something for everyone, from swimming, kayaking, hiking, shopping, artist studios, music.
It is also known famous for its destination mount biking on Mount Geoffrey.
To get to Hornby, take a short ferry ride from Buckley Bay to Denman Island, then drive across Denman Island where you take another short ferry ride from Gravelly Bay to Hornby Island.
Note: reservations can only be made on the major BC Ferry routes (mainland to Vancouver Island).