Sheltered from the savage meteorological extremities on Vancouver Island's west coast, Hornby and Denman Island experience largely dry or mild weather in fall, summer, and spring. The average regional summer highs are recorded in the mild 20°C/70°F, and winter lows at below freezing point.
In Hornby Island, Mount Geoffrey's regional park and crown lands are famous for mountain biking, because of their expertly maintained trail network, single-track joyrides, and the exquisite cliff-side views. Hikers strive to reach the summit here and head out towards the island's eastern tip at Helliwell Provincial Park. Near the ferry terminal, shingle ship is a gorgeous beach to stroll around the Island.
Backpackers can enjoy the campground at Fillongley Provincial Park on the island's northeast coastline. An additional 10 campsites are either facing the beach for an awe-inspiring view, or are a stone throw away. The campground is undoubtedly full on summer weekends so plan ahead.
With an array of adventurous sports, striking coastal vistas, exquisite gourmet food, and year round activities, Denman and Hornby should be your next vacation destination. Perfect for couples, families or groups of friends, it makes for a beautiful experience.