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Denman Island, British Columbia is characterized by its beautiful natural environment. Inspired by the peaceful atmosphere, Denman residents produce an abundance of unique arts & crafts and have helped the small Gulf Island earn an esteemed reputation around the world.

Denman Island is located in the northwest corner of the Georgia Strait, approximately 2 1/2 hours north of Victoria, 1 hour north of Nanaimo, and 20 minutes south of Courtenay.
The Island is connected to Vancouver Island by a ferry service that has been operating for over 70 years. The 2 km ferry ride provides wonderful views of Denman, as well as Vancouver Island’s Beaufort Mountain range. The ferry and its friendly crew make it easy for residents and visitors to access goods and services.

 Denman Island Ferry CrossingDenman Island Alders on Quiet RoadDriftwood Sculpture on Denman BeachDenman Forest Stump

                                                                                                                                             Visit us via our beautiful Community Dock!

 Community Dock Denman Island It’s a welcome sight for both Denman Islanders who haven’t had a community dock for many years & all the boating enthusiasts who couldn’t tie up & visit Denman for some time. This 2011 addition to the Denman waterfront adjacent to the Denman West ferry terminal is a true testament to what a community can do when it puts its collective mind, will and hard work towards a common goal!           

Click here to go to the page featuring our Community Dock, its history and the complete list of Rules & Regulations for its use.


Interesting Ferry Update…

The new Cable Ferry is now docked at Buckley Bay. BC Ferries wrote the following….
The Baynes Sound Connector will be connected to the three cables that have already been laid. In August and September, BC Ferries’ crews will undergo extensive training and familiarization on the cable ferry in preparation for passenger and vehicle service. After receiving certification from Transport Canada (including final crew complement) and classification society Lloyd’s Register, the cable ferry will enter service this fall. The vessel will be based at the Denman West terminal.


Coming in October, Concerts Denman will present…

  • Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet with Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano. A highly esteemed Russian quartet from St. Petersburg, on Monday October 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Check out the full 2015-2016 Season’s offerings here.


How To Get Here…

                                                                                                                                          Important Cost Saving Note to Ferry Travellers!

BC Ferries Experience CardWith the cost of travel being what it is, it’s nice to be able to realize a savings if at all possible. On certain BC Ferries Routes (of which Buckley Bay to Denman & Denman to Hornby are two), substantial savings (around 40% compared to regular fares) can be realized by purchasing a  BC Ferries Experience Card . For complete information on the benefits and how to purchase, click here.



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