Named by Captain Richards for Richard Mayne, his lieutenant on HMS Plumber, Mayne Island is a small, quiet Island with a colourful past. During the Fraser River/Cariboo Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, Vancouver Island miners gathered at Miners Bay before rowing across Georgie Strait. Today, boaters find docking facilities at the government wharf and can walk into the village; there are also docking facilities at Horton Bay. On Mayne Island, visitors find a unique selection of accommodation, including delightful bed and breakfasts, country inns, cabins with fireplaces, and resorts in a variety of settings, as well as plenty of recreational opportunities:

  • Take a sightseeing cruise or charter a fishing boat.
  • Spend the afternoon basking in the sun at Bennett Bay Beach or hike through the forest up Mount Parke.
  • Follow the trail leading to the beautiful swimming beach at Campbell
  • Bay and explore the amazing wave carved sandstone caves.
  • Picnic at Georgina Point Lighthouse and admire the marine landscape.
  • Browse through the little shops at Miners Bay and glimpse the past in the local museum, which was once a jail, and at the Agricultural Hall.
  • Visit St. Mary Magdalene Church, built in 1898, perched high above the road overlooking Active Pass.

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