Nature Viewing Guide

Welcome to the Hornby Island Nature Viewing Guide.

The guide is available in this online version as well as in print. Hard copies are available at various locations around the island including the Co-op porch. If you are interested in ordering copies of the guide through the mail, please contact or CHI, box 55 Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0 to arrange the mailing of copies. The cost is $2.00 per guide.

Click on the map below to view the twelve nature viewing locations that contain links to the associated webpages.

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The following links will also take you to pages on each of the twelve featured nature viewing locations.

  1. Shingle Spit
  2. Fossil Beach
  3. Natural History Centre
  4. Grassy Point
  5. Whaling Station Bay
  6. Big Tribune Bay Beach
  7. Mount Geoffrey Park
  8. Helliwell Provincial Park
  9. Sandpiper Beach
  10. Norris Rocks
  11. Ford Cove
  12. Marine Conservation Areas

Tribune Bay - Photo by Jake Berman

Here you will find selections from the other side of our 2015 nature viewing guide.

Nature on Hornby Island
Nature Viewing Tips
Nature Highlights
Nature Seasons

To view details on species and seasonal highlights relating to the nature icons on the brochure’s map, check out the Nature Icons page.

Common Loon


Development and printing of the Nature Viewing Guide was funded by Comox Valley Regional District, Destination BC, and the Hornby Island Economic Enhancement Corporation.

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