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An Unforgettable Break at a Cortes Island Vacation Rental
Cortes Island is part of the Discovery Islands archipelago in British Columbia, between Vancouver Island and the mainland. White sandy beaches, pretty lagoons, stunning lakes, and verdant forests envelop Cortes, making it highly attractive to visitors. If you’re planning a relaxing getaway, stay at a quiet beach vacation rental or a lakeside cabin. Comfortable apartments and houses are inland options for those who want proximity to amenities. On Cortes Island, there's no shortage of suitable accommodation to suit singles, couples, and families.
Explore the Island's Past and Present
The Cortes Island Museum & Archives offers insights into the island's rich culture and natural history. See exhibits of artifacts from modern settlers and First Nations tribes, including implements and tools used back in past eras. The museum has also a Wild Cortes Exhibit, featuring mounted specimens of dragonflies, beavers, eagles, and seals, among others.
If you’re into arts and crafts, visit the Cortes Craft Shop Co-op at Squirrel Cove. This collective showcases the works of local artists and crafters, including drum makers, carvers, potters, and painters. Take home an authentic local souvenir, or find presents for family and friends at the many galleries and shops on the island.
Water Activities, Nature, and a Spectacular Sound
The southern tip of Cortes Island offers plenty of fun. Apart from swimming, kayaking, and other water-based activities on Hague Lake, you can also go clam digging on Manson’s Lagoon, located in Mansons Landing. Swim, sunbathe, walk, or camp at Smelt Bay Park, located south of Mansons Landing. On Hollycock Beach, one of the island’s longest beaches, go for a dip, or lie back and admire the gorgeous views of the Coastal Mountains.
Cortes Island is also the gateway to Desolation Sound, a deep-water ocean inlet. Hop on a boat to explore stunning fjords, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the spectacular mountains in the background. There are also many inlets, coves, and bays to discover, as well as abundant wildlife. You can see bald eagles, waterfowl, whales, dolphins, and seals all year round.
A Wealth of Festivals on Cortes Island
Don't miss the Cortes Island Seafest, which takes place in May at the Gorge Harbour Marina. Enjoy delicious barbecue, clams, mussels, raw oysters, and more while listening to live music. Local crafts are also available for sale during the festival. During the Cortes Island Fire/Rescue Pancake Breakfast, support the island's firefighters while enjoying pancakes and other breakfast favourites.
At Smelt Bay Provincial Park, take part in the Cortes Day celebrations, held during the third Sunday of July. This is an annual celebration of island life and culture. The day starts with breakfast, followed by a parade and lots of activities for kids and adults throughout the day, including the cake walk and chicken run.
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