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Wake every morning to the rising sun and the fragrance of ocean on the breeze. Meander among trees and seashells on a private and secluded region of Cortes Island's east side and rekindle your relationship with nature. Swim in some of the clearest, warmest waters around Cortes Island by day and, by night, enjoy the ocean's bio-luminescence under starry skies. Nestled in a small valley, you'll sleep deeply at Barbara's bed and breakfast. Her accommodations are clean, bright and airy. This Cortes Island bed and breakfast is ideal for those seeking quietude and nature's inspiration.
• Fragrance free environment.
• A relaxing, quiet Cortez retreat.
$130.00 / night for one or two guests including full breakfast.
2 Night minimum July & August www.cortesislandbandb.com
BCOceanfront, Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River
BCO, Your Coast to Coast Experts…
The “BC Oceanfront Team” is Royal LePage Advance Realty's Residential and Coastal Experts, specializing in marketing & selling local residential, recreational, unique oceanfront & commercial real estate throughout Vancouver Island, Quadra and Cortes Islands, the smaller outer Islands and the British Columbia Mainland Coast.
From local homes to small oceanfront recreational lots to remote Island acreages, Private Islands and substantial British Columbia Resorts – we have the Coast covered! www.bcoceanfront.com/
Becca's Beans Coffee Roasterie
It doesn't get any fresher(or better) than this! ORGANIC/FAIRLY TRADED specialty coffees from around the world. We roast to order in very small batches, assuring high quality, freshness, and consistency. Available at local stores and restaurants. Thank you for supporting local business! For more info, please call 250.935.0181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.beccasbeans.com
Brilliant by the Bay B&B
Brilliant by the Bay B&B is located at the sunny south end of Cortes Island on Siereen Road. This beautiful property backs onto the Siskine forest and trails. It is a five minute walk from Smelt Bay and a twenty minute walk from Hollyhock. It offers 2 types of accommodation - a self-contained suite with a queen bed, bunk bed, kitchenette and dining area. There is a full bathroom, plus an entry-reading room. The second rental is a room with a double bed and an eating area. Rentals include a delicious vegetarian breakfast, free wifi and plenty of parking. www.brillbybay.com
Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is pleased to announce that there is a safe home on Cortes Island for women and their dependent children who have experienced, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence.
The safe home coordinator is also available every other week for ongoing supports. To book an appointment or to access the safe home
please call 250 286 3666.
Corilair aircraft pick-up and drop off as customers require, at, but not limited to: The Discovery Islands, Cortes Island, Dent Island, Stuart Island, Refuge Cove, Savary Island, Desolation Sound, Pender Harbour and Sechelt. The same stops are available on the return flight to Campbell River. We will stop at any safe float plane accessible location or boat en route, on demand, conditions allowing in addition to flying passengers, we offer freight and parts forwarding, as-well as courier service on this flight. www.corilair.com
Scheduled passengers and freight service to Campbell River and return. We carry: people, papers, electrical, plants, ICBC, children, car parts, gifts, home repair and nearly anything else!
Winter: Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Summer: Monday through Friday
Call in freight orders until 2:30 P.M
Leaves Mansons Hall 8:50 A.M.
Arrives Campbell River 11:15 A.M
Departs on 4:30 Ferry
Arrives Cortes 5:50 P.M.
Serving Cortes Island for more than twenty years - you can rely on us! www.cortesconnection.com
Cortes Craft Shop Co-op
CORTES CRAFT SHOP CO-OP is located in Squirrel Cove next to the Squirrel Cove Store. Gifts and treasures are all made by local artists and artisans, who run the shop co-operatively and take turns working there.
The Cortes Craft Shop Co-op's opening day will be May 20, 2017.
Spring Season: May 20 - June 25, weekends, 12-4pm. June 26-30, everyday 12 - 4pm.
Summer: July 1 - Sept. 3, everyday, 10 - 5pm
Fall: Sept. 4 - 17, 12-4pm We look forward to seeing you on May 20, 2017
Cortes Island Boathouse
Cortes Island Boathouse waterfront weekly accommodation at the high tide line. Sunrise, moonrise. Sandy beach. Oysters and clams on the beach. Perfect for a family, honeymoon, launch for kayakers. 15 minute walk on the beach to Hollyhock. Accommodation available year round. Ask about special rates and shorter stays in shoulder season(October -May). www.cortesislandboathouse.com
Cortes Island Business & Tourism Association (CIBATA)
The Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association was formed as a community group to drive economic and holistic community development for local businesses as well as to initiate activities that promote business and the island as a whole. Initially we came together to promote Cortes Island as a year round tourist destination that leaves a lasting positive impact on visitors and supports a vibrant local economy. ourcortes.com/
Cortes Island Information Book
A resource for visitors to Cortes
2016 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Cortes Island Information Book is a resource guide for visitors to Cortes Island. Updated annually, now in 9th edition, contains information about Cortes - dates of events, useful bits of information, pieces of Cortes history, ads from local businesses - restaurants, arts, healing, activities, transportation, vacation homes, and more.
Printed books are on display in participating vacation homes, Cortes cafes and restaurants, info centres on Cortes, Campbell River and Quadra. They are for sale in a few locations on Cortes - Cortes Craft Co-op, Cortes Museum, the Cortes Market, or directly from Gina 250-935-0080.
Advertise your business in 2015 edition.
Your vacation home is not complete without the Info Book! issuu.com/cortesinfobook/docs/cortes_book_2016
Cortes Island Motel
Nestled in a cedar and fir forest between Gunflint and Hague Lake is Cortes Island’s only Motel. Ten comfortable, affordable and spacious rooms complete with kitchen amenities are available year round. You are only 5 minutes from the Ocean where you can pick oysters at low tide, swim or stroll the beach. Hague Lake is also perfect spot to swim or suntan. Rates start from $90.00 + Taxes. Contact us at 250-935-6363 www.cortesislandmotel.com
Located in downtown Mansons, open 7 days a week, 9 AM to 9 PM. Groceries, staples, hardware, Liquor Agency, video rentals, & more! Bulk buying, caselot specials and the Friday MARKETER newsletter every week. Phone 936-6626 or FAX 935-6619 your Ads. www.cortesmarket.com
Cortes Natural Food Coop
Cortes Natural Food Coop is your eco-friendly grocery store, providing high-quality, wholesome groceries at fair prices that support environmental and economic sustainability.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Co-op Cafe is open Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. cortescoop.ca/
Cortes Waste Management Centre
Located halfway between Squirrel Cove and Seaford Rd, we’re open Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 to 1. Visit our website to learn more about what we recycle. Bring and take things from our FREE STORE!
CHECK OUT ALL OF MY LISTINGS, OLD AND NEW ON MY WEB SITE!
Here you will find information about Cortes Island, tips for real estate buyers and sellers, current Cortes Island listing information.
DISCOVERY ISLANDS REALTY LTD
Your Cortes Island REALTOR®
Wedding Photography serving Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island and Vancouver Island.
Darshan & Alex are your local award-winning photography team! We specialize in Wedding, Event, and Family Portrait photography. Please view our portfolio at www.darshanphotography.com or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com. You can also reach us at 250 858 1441, or 250 935 0183. www.darshanphotography.com
Ester Strijbos is a graphic/web designer who generates multimedia products that help position your business effectively in today’s ever changing website design and marketing landscape. Her strong sense of design, photography and typography produces cost-effective promotional materials. She has expertise in custom web design, desktop publishing, Internet marketing, database setup, copywriting, graphic design, photography, social media and e-commerce. www.seedpoddesign.com
Fairhaven Gardens Nursery & Landscaping
Your Island Nursery:
Fairhaven Gardens Nursery is open for the season every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm from leaf burst in April through leaf fall in October. Come explore Cortes Island’s own nursery, surrounded by beautiful ornamental and food gardens. Visit us for local knowledge, plants, and supplies.
Located on the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, our licensed restaurant features fresh seafood and west coast dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the Gorge. Open May - September, reservations recommended 935-6433. In winter, Friday to Monday Evenings, With a Sunday Brunch too. www.gorgeharbour.com
Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI)
The Friends of Cortes Island Society is an environmental charity that manages a variety of local projects. Marine stewardship, water conservation, parks, and sustainability education are a few of our initiatives. Please contact us about memberships, donations, volunteering, or any of the work we do. Feel free to visit our Resource Centre now located by Manson's Hall. We have books, pamphlets, videos, maps and more! friendsofcortes.org/
Fyfe's Enterprises Ltd.
Cortes Island Well Drilling & Pump Services
excavations, trenching, trucking, blasting,
crane services, septic tanks, water tanks
and plumbing supplies
Garden Inspired Fusion Cuisine At Hollyhock
Ethnically inspired organic vegetarian meals served on our ocean-view sun deck daily. Enjoy the colours of the sunset while treating your palate to wonderful food, fresh from our garden. May through October. Reserve at 800.933.6339 or 250.935.6576 x232. www.hollyhock.ca
The wine you want, the way you want it.
On-premises wine and beer making, plus equipment, products and supplies for doing it yourself at home www.goodlibations.ca
Gorge Harbour Beachfront Vacation Home
Gorge Harbour Beachfront Vacation Home on 5 Acres, Cortes Island, 1,500 sq. ft. waterfront home with all modern amenities. Sleeps 6 in A-frame open floor plan with 2 loft bedrooms (California king, double, trundle bed w/2 twin mattresses). Full well-equipped kitchen. Comfortable and spacious living/dining area that opens onto a large 750+ sq. ft. L- shaped deck overlooking the water. Deck equipped with 2 chaise lounges, dining table, cafe table, gas barbeque. Stairs off the deck provide access to the beach over a short but somewhat bumpy path. House heated with wood stove (we supply the wood) & electric space heaters. Indoor bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and clothes washer + outhouse. Views from all rooms. Kayak available for your use. New Sony Bravia flat screen 32" TV, DVD player, CD and record players. Land line for local and limited long distance included. www.vrbo.com/317280
Gorge Harbour Marina RV Park
Full service marina. 15 & 30 amp power, fuel and water. 1800 feet ofmoorage. 36 fully serviced level RV sites with platforms and picnic tables in a picturesque treed campground. Store & Licenced Restaurant. Phone (250) 935-6433 Fax (250) 935-6402 www.gorgeharbour.com
• Skylight and Window Cleaning
• Deck, Roof and Gutter cleaning
• Natural Staining Treatments for Decks
• Moss and Mildew Removal
• Pressure Washing
Island Wide Services
Call Luka at 250-935-6734
Hansen Road Storage
Mini-storage units for your treasures
Clean, dry, new construction
Some heated units available
Sizes from 6x9 and up
Prices starting at $43 per month
Also outdoor storage for boats and RVs
Harbour Authority Cortes Island
The Harbour Authority of Cortes Island manages five locations, Cortes Bay, Squirrel Cove Dock, Gorge Harbour Government Dock, Manson's Landing Dock and Whaletown Dock.
All provide safe well-maintained moorage facilities for a wide-ranging group of marine users year round. Each is surrounded by a small community providing plenty of services (except Cortes Bay) and many things to see and do. Check the our website for more information about each location. www.cortesharbours.ca
Juniper Bluffs B & B
A charming cedar cabin, with double bed, sitting area, private bathroom, and kitchenette. Breakfast makings provided to dine in the sylvan setting overlooking Cortes Bay. Enjoy the garden or walk to the nearby beach. Close to two yacht clubs, a boat launch and the government dock. Contact Elizabeth or Leonard at the email link below or phone 250-935-8559
Lake Side Cottage
Beautiful two bedroom cottage near the lake with a large deck. Two minute walk to lake. Amenity close by.
BBQ, wireless internet, satellite TV, washer and dryer.
Come enjoy this spacious, private suite situated on beautiful Hague Lake. Wake up with the call of loons coming over the lake and witness the early morning sunrise...a sight not to be missed.
The suite is located on the lake front, with lake access through the garden gate and down a little path. The white sand beach is steps away with pristine, warm water perfect for swimming or canoeing. Our lovely suite is perfect for a single or couple, but could also accommodate small children if necessary.
Lu's Cortes Island B&B
Relax & Renew in the heart of Manson’s Landing.
Borders on Manson’s Provincial Park.
Clean, quiet & convenient.
Walking & biking distance to lake, ocean, shops & Hollyhock.
Awaken to a homemade, country style breakfast made with local organic foods.
Trained in the culinary arts by Chef Ganesh Nanda, Lu prepares a sumptuous morning meal and cheerfully accommodates all dietary concerns and restrictions. Choose from whole grain pancakes with organic Canadian maple syrup, blueberry muffins, local free range eggs, organic ham, huevos rancheros, homemade granola, fresh fruit, juice and more!
Private suite with bathroom & kitchen (for two): $95/night
Additional people: $25/night
Private bedroom with shared bath: $50 / night
Minimum 3 nights
Manson's Lagoon Penthouse
Come to one of the premier kayaking locations in the province of BC. Beachfront penthouse will full kitchen, bathroom with shower, one bedroom plus living room overlooking Manson's Lagoon Provincial Park.
Walk out your door, pick fresh oysters & clams and cook them in our beach firepit while enjoying the sunset. Drive onto the beach and launch your boat. Enjoy the mulitude of walking trails and cliffside walk. Suitable for adults only. Minutes from Hague Lake and Manson's Markets.
Martha Abelson ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANCE REALTY LTD.
Martha Abelson Cortes Island Real Estate Specialist, brings her skills as an educator, researcher, and her knowledge and love of the people and the land to the task of helping you to buy or sell your special place, home, or business on Cortes Island. Martha has lived on Cortes for more than 30 years, founded the North Island College learning center, co-founded the Cortes Forest Society in the late 80's, and is a past board member of Hollyhock. 250-935-6795 or cell 250-203-7747.
Misty Isles Adventures
Kayak rentals, instruction or guided day trips in spectacular scenery. Cruise Desolation Sound & Mitlenatch Island in the 43 ft schooner, Misty Isles. Transport Canada certified for 12 passengers. Large pilothouse and ample seating. (250) 935-6756 www.mistyislesadventures.com
Patchell's Painting Co.
For quality Interior and Exterior finishing, we've got you covered.
:Heritage home restoration projects
Fully bonded and insured
Potlatch Haven- Holiday Rental
Lovely, newly renovated 3 bedroom home built in 1981, quiet, private, large yard and located very close to Smelt Bay Beach. This home is only minutes away from Masons Centre and Hague Lake which is a wonderful fresh water lake with sandy beach [no motor boats]. Minutes walk from Hollyhock Retreat Centre - visit them for the day and sit in the hot tub, have a massage, stroll the white sand beach, or take a nature walk. Includes a full kitchen, cable Satellite TV, library, WiFi, some games and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. 604 739 6977 www.potlatch-haven.com
Quadra Island Golf Club
Come for the day or drop by on your way home! Welcome to the newest golfing facility on Canada’s west coast. With that ‘cando’ approach that west coasters are famous for a group of Quadra Islanders have brought golf to our idyllic island community and opened the tees for business. www.quadragolf.com
Rex Weyler, Tutor & learning support
Rex Weyler, Tutor, Editor: Math, Science, History, Writing, Language Arts: Learning support for students. All levels. All subjects.
Math and Sciences: I can help you learn math concepts at any level, beginner, struggling, or advanced. Learn to apply math to practical skills such as carpentry or cooking. You can catch up and exceed expectations. I can help with sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics.
Arts, humanities: Learn history, English language arts, and literature.
Commercial book consulting, editing: $45/hr.
Private tutoring: $30/hour
12 or more sessions: $25/hour
"Rex was the ideal tutor. He made a tremendous difference to our family.” salmonberry.ca/rex-weyler/
Salmonberry Arts and Publishing
Original art, literature, music from Cortes Island. Local and global issues on the Salmonberry blog: http://salmonberry.ca/blog/ [here]
Read Chapter Two in Sea Without Shores: http://salmonberry.ca/sea-without-shores-chapter-two/
• New art and cards by Lisa Gibbons
• New music CD by Rex Weyler
• New novel by Norm Gibbons
• Blog highlights: Recent essays by John Dixon, Norm Gibbons, and Rex Weyler. Orca visitation, Spanakopita outlawed, Hague lake’s many faces, Transcend, A Reluctant Prophet, Slideshows by Richard Trueman and Christian Gronau, Everything you wanted to know about Acronyms. salmonberry.ca
Located west of the parking lot at Mansons Community Hall, this state of the art skateboard park was opened October 2002. Please wear protective equipment! Many community contributors & the SCCA and Comox Strathcona Regional District, gave it life. www.cortesisland.com/pages/skateboard
Sowelu by the Sea
A Fabulous Romantic Getaway or Quiet Retreat. Beautiful Oceanfront acres on the sunny South Point. Close to amenities, walking distance to Hollyhock & Best Beaches on Cortes. Charming Custom-Built stylish home, Private, Sunlit with Spectacular Views, Pictures Islands, Stunning Mountains, Sunrise & Moonrise from every room in the house, even the shower!Eagles, Owls, Otters & Deer are common visitors.
With 2 lovely bedrooms & 2 bathrooms its an ideal holiday home for anyone who enjoys Comfort, Beauty, & Quiet.
Great for Small Families, 1 or 2 couples & Perfect for Island Weddings & Honeymoons.
Reasonable rates. BOOK NOW CALL 250 935-6777 or visit website for more pictures & details. www.cortesaccommodation.com
Starfish Maker Studio
Architectural Woodwork, cabinets, windows and doors, stairs and railings, decorative turning, fixtures and furniture, panelling,trim, and shelving, custom milling, patterns and templates.
Project management, consulting, owner representation.
Digital design and fabrication.
Call us for your renovation needs.
(250) 935-0003 starfishmakerstudio.ca
Sweeping Pine Clinic
Terri Storey is a registered massage therapist (R.M.T.), and resident who lives and works year round on Cortes Island.
"I believe that massage is an important aspect of our health care plan; treatment, injury prevention, maintenance, pain relief, trauma and stress management. I enjoy the challenge of discovering the underlying causes of conditions and offering a comprehensive treatment plan."
Terri's services are partially covered through MSP's premium assistance plan, through Blue Cross and other private insurers. All are welcome.
The Journey Oracle
Reveal your hidden present with a Journey Oracle card reading. Journey Oracle is part of our divination history including the Oracle of Delphi, the Dodona Oracle in Greece and the Ammon Oracle in Libya. Use the divination art and stories to interpret messages and find revelation. Use the Journey Oracle to access your own deep wisdom. Experience your perspective of daily life expanding and transforming into meaningful action and self-knowledge.
The Journey Oracle Card Deck is a set of 47 double sided cards and teaching stories that comes with a booklet of instructions, including correspondences to Astrological, Wiccan, Celtic, and shamanic layers of meaning in a hand-crafted case. www.journeyoracle.com
Twincomm provides high speed Internet to the following areas: Sutil Point to Hanks Beach with view of Twin Islands, Cortes Bay, Tiber Bay, Seaford, Squirrel Cove, Hague Lake, Mansons Landing, Smelt Bay, and homes on the west side of Cortes from Smelt Bay to Whaletown that have water/partial water view to south Quadra Island. www.twincomm.ca
View a Sunset at Smelt Bay
The Smelt Bay Provincial Park and Campgounds are situated on the South West tip of Cortes Island. Sandy beach, grassy picnic area, it has one of the best views of the sunset. For the sake of nearby residents, drive slowly and please keep noise to a minimum.
Walker the Plumber
Red Seal Certified Plumber. Fully insured. 30 years construction experience. Big jobs or small ones. Leaky taps or new house system. Water pumps, hot tubs, rainwater collection, hot water tanks, full kitchen or bathroom renovation and ceramic tile.
Give Chris a call at 935-6755 or cell 1-778-585-9799.
Local references available upon request.
Waterfront Gorge Harbour Cabin
Secluded cabin on 10 acres waterfront on Gorge Harbour. West facing sunset view. Large decks for enjoying the sun and views. Fully equipped with full kitchen, dvd/tv, phone. 1 large bedroom has 3 beds to sleep up to 4 p. Sawdust toilet. Weekly rentals from $425-$625 per week. www.cortescabin.com
Environmental News from British Columbia and the World. Published every two months. Distributed across BC. Available at local stores and Marnie’s Books. For our latest news or to subscribe: www.watershedsentinel.ca www.watershedsentinel.ca
Whaletown Garden Centre
Whaletown Garden Centre is the Island’s “one-stop, candy shop” for gardeners. Open Thursday thru Sunday 11 to 5. Located on 315 Harbour Road, 250-935-6745
With a wide and diverse selection of quality products, it’s the biggest little shop on Cortes! You can expect friendly and personal service at the garden centre from someone who is attentive to detail and cares about your garden. The store is fully stocked with the tools and supplies to make your garden thrive!
Thank you for your business!
Wildroot Tree Service
Tree Service locally based & operated on Cortes.
-Pruning, Limbing, Falling, Topping, Removals
-Danger Tree Removal & Technical Rigging
-Chipping, Fire Hazard Suppression
-Tree House, Zipline, Suspended Bridge & Platform
-Worksafe BC Insured
-13 Years Experience
Call: (250) 504-1979 [local #]
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wildroot.ca
Wizards 4 Environmental Technologies
Wizards 4 Environmental Technologies Inc. focusses on key quality products and services that provide Home and Business Sustainable Renovation Solutions that include water treatment for the removal of sediment, iron, odour and chlorine; solar hot water; solar PV; heat recovery; heat pumps and phantom screens; as well as outbuilding construction.
Servicing Discovery Islands, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
Call or email us for a complimentary site visit and/or a quote on any of our products or services.
“Solutions for a Healthier, Sustainable Future”
Toll Free 866-320-3987
Cell 250-619-1441 www.waterwindsolar.com
Zen Garden Cottage
Zen is Located in Smelt Bay, one of the most preferred destinations of Cortes Island. The cottage is a renovated, 1 bedroom, open loft style that sits above sea level offering a vantage overview of Smelt bay, the natural workings of nature and ocean life, while overlooking smelt bay historical park. The forefront intertidal view, back dropped by the Strathcona mountain range and night lights of Vancouver Island, it is a natural phenomena of nature, unable to be captured by imagination, or photograph.
The Loft is suited best for couples seeking romantic getaways, but also has the ability to accommodate additional persons or close family, with the double, plus single built in sleeping sofa in the main living room, for additional friends or children looking for the Intimate Cortes getaway /www.rentalcalendarsdirect.com/display/yview/33206/