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Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear
General News · 23rd June 2021
Colourful and continuous progression of blooming wildflowers are awaiting you at Mitlenatch!

Mitlenatch Island has been a protected Provincial Nature Park since 1961. Besides flowers, the island hosts the largest seabird breeding colony in the Strait of Georgia as the ocean around it provides both a barrier from most predators and a generous supply of food.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a walk through the flower meadow to the bird blind for a sneak peek into the nesting activities of the glaucous-winged gull.

Mitlenatch Island is home to hundreds of harbour seals and in the early spring migratory Steller and California sea lions bark and grunt at us from their basking rocks.

With new things to see from one week to the next, Mitlenatch Island is a unique and exciting place to visit and learn about local human/nature interaction. It is a historic Museum's cruise and focuses on the rich local history of the area narrated by your cruise guide.

A limited number of guests due to COVID-19 restrictions. Do not wait. Book now!

Mitlenatch Island, Sunday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Departs from Cortes Bay, $155

To book your trip please contact, visit, or call 250-935-6756.

Other Museum-sponsored Misty Isles cruises this summer:

Sunday, July 11, Cassel Lake & Refuge Cove
Sunday, August 1, Whaletown Explorer
Saturday, August 14, Desolation Sound