Mayne Island

Map - Pender IslandsBC Ferries service to Village Bay (sailing from both Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland). Reservations are strongly recommended. Please visit the BC Ferries site for more information.

Accommodation is available in a variety of styles. Reservations are recommended, especially during the summer and on weekends throughout the year. Attractions of historic interest are the Active Pass Lighthouse open 1 -3 daily. The original lighthouse was built in 1885 and replaced by the current structure in 1940. The Mayne Museum built in 1896 was used as the Plumper Pass lockup and is open 11 - 3 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during July and August. The church of St. Mary Magdalene built in 1897 over looks Active Pass on Georgina Point Road, services are on each Sunday.

Beach access to the public are located at Bennett Bay, Campbell Bay, Oyster Bay, Piggot Bay and Dinner Bay. Boat launching and docks are available at Village Bay and David Bay with Government docks located at Miners Bay and Horton Bay.

Cycling is a great way of getting around the Island and to enjoy the scenery. Please use caution on the narrow roads. As the island is heavily forested outside fires are forbidden during the summer. Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased at the gas station. Hunting is not permitted on the island and therefore the deer and sheep are very tame, please be aware when driving the roads. Dinner Bay Park offers picnic and play ground facilities, and Mt. Parke Park with it's new trail system leads to a spectacular view.

For more information about Gulf Islands National Park Reserve properties and proper titles, please refer to the Current Map /Hiking and Camping Information brochure:
 http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/visit/brochures.aspx
       

As well, check out this handy URL for a direct link to the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve homepage:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/index.aspx

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