Located off Vancouver Island's east coast, Quadra Island is part of the magnificent Discovery Islands chain, and measures just 40km from north to south. Don't be fooled by its small size, though—the island packs a punch with its unique community festivals, wildlife, soft sand beaches, and marine excursions. Reinvigorate your senses with beautiful vacation rentals or cabins in Quadra Island.
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In Quadra Island, there are plenty of alternatives if you're searching for a property that allows pets. Pet-friendly vacation rentals in Quadra Island have an average price of $234 a night. If you want to stay central, A few of the pet-friendly accommodations are less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
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Island Food at its Best
Whether it's hearty full breakfasts, freshly baked goodies, or wraps that you're after, Cafe Aroma Espresso Bar is the island's to-go spot—try their Eggs Benedict and quad roasted coffee beans. The quaint Landing Pub has been around for over 20 years, and a great choice for those who enjoy a game of pool, live music sessions, the latest sports on TV, and hearty pub food.
For a true island experience and made-to-order food, try Terry's Take-Out in Heriot Bay. They serve generous cheeseburgers, ice cream cones, poutine, and delicious milkshakes. Those planning to visit in summer should stop by the Saturday Farmers Markets at Quathiaski Cove. Pick up choice cheeses, meats, fruits, and veggies to savour at your vacation home.
First Nations Legacies and Local Art
Quadra Island's cultural delights are as bountiful as its natural ones. Visitors here disembark from the ferry at Quathiaski Cove, the main port connecting with Campbell River. While here, you can catch a film screening, concert, or a play at the Quadra Island Community Centre, a hive for the local cultural scene. Works of H'Art in Heriot Bay is a highly rated West Coast gallery that showcases works by over 70 artists and craftspeople from Quadra Island and other further-flung Vancouver Island communities.
The Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre at Cape Mudge Village has a great selection of exhibits on the Kwa’kwa’ka’wa’kw First Nations people. Look for ceremonial masks, totem poles, and regalia from the Sacred Potlach Collection that was repatriated from the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. The petroglyphs in the garden outside are worth checking out too, as is the gift shop where you can buy original artwork, and First Nation-themed souvenirs and books. Those looking further for other cultural artifacts will find rock petroglyphs at Cape Mudge Lighthouse, close to the Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge.
On the Wild Side: Natural Attractions in Quadra
Quadra's beautiful bays, reefs, and fjords are geared to the outdoors-oriented. The Breton Islands are popular with sunset kayak paddlers, while Johnstone Strait lets you combine whale watching with kayaking. For an easy canoeing weekend, consider Main Lake, Village Bay Lake, and Clear Lake. More challenging ocean paddling trips are also possible. World-renowned dive sites include Quathiaski Cove's old ferry dock, the HMCS Columbia wreck dive, and Steep Island. Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park is a popular picnic and beach exploration spot for families.
Landlubbers aren't left out on Quadra! Rent a bicycle to see the island's main attractions. Rebecca Spit, Quathiaski Cove, Heriot Bay, and Cape Mudge Lighthouse are all within easy cycling distance of each other. Off-road mountain biking is also possible on the Stramberg Lake loop ride, Back Seat Driver (a local favourite), and Mount Seymour for its big descents.
For dramatic views of the mainland coast, head to bustling Heriot Bay, a major departure point for the Discovery Islands. This is one of British Columbia's most scenic villages. Consider taking a guided trip into the wilderness of the Coast Range Mountains, home to wolves, black bears, black-tailed deer, seals, and sea lions.
Must-Attend Events and Summertime Festivals in Quadra
No matter the time of year, Quadra's well-established community events keep visitors thoroughly engaged. Quadra Island May Day is the island's oldest community tradition, dating back to 1898. Expect colourful parades, grease poles, face painting, races, and the crowning of the May Queen. May Day is followed by the Studio Tour in the first weekend of June, when local sculptors, potters, painters, and photographers open their doors to the general public. June also features the eclectic Quilt and Garden Tour, where you can discover traditional decorative quilts laid out among the island's gardens, small farms, and orchards.
The summertime Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music unfolds across various venues, as some of North America's finest musicians come together to put on an unforgettable spectacle. September ushers in the family-friendly Qudrapalooza festival, an exciting weekend of local eats, clowns, dancing, live music, and more. The festivities continue on at the Quadra Island Fall Fair, a rural tradition that includes pet parades, crafts demonstrations, and lots of good food.
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