Welcoming You to Our Community.



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.


31st Annual Denman Island Pottery Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday,

May 19th & 20th, 2018

(Victoria Day long weekend)

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
  • free maps to the self-guided tour will be available at the Buckley Bay ferry terminal, the Denman Craft Shop, the Denman General Store, Abraxas Books & Gifts & at the Old School House.

More Information

For complete details, visit:



See Our Unique BC Coastal Cable Ferry…

For current ferry schedule, go to: Buckley Bay-Denman Island.

Baynes Sound Connector to Denman IslandThe Baynes Sound Connector entered full service in February 2016. It is the first cable ferry in BC Ferries’ fleet.

“This is an exciting day for BC Ferries as we welcome the cable ferry into regular operation and see the successful outcome of implementing a technology new to coastal B.C. that has proved to  have significant cost and environmental benefits,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President and CEO.”

 The vessel is based at the Denman West terminal.


Canada’s First Exclusively Green Natural Burial Cemetery…

“Caring for the Community and the Environment”

The Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery is a community cemetery for residents and landowners of Denman Island and their immediate families.

Click Here to find out more about this unique initiative.

                                                                                                               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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