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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.


Cable Ferry Update…

The new Cable Ferry is now docked at Buckley Bay.
The Baynes Sound Connector was connected to the three cables that will allow it to traverse Baynes Sound in the summer. In August and September, BC Ferries’ crews received 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, although no exact date has yet been set. The vessel will be based at the Denman West terminal. In the meantime, the regular ferry ‘Quinitsa’ will continue to provide service as usual.


Coming in November, Concerts Denman will present…

  • Elizabeth Dolin, cello & Laurence Kayaleh, violin.  International concert performers from Montreal. Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Check out the full 2015-2016 Season’s offerings here.


And of course, our famous Christmas Craft Faire will be here in December…


2015 Christmas Craft Faire JewelryThe 34th Annual Denman Island Christmas Craft Fair Offers Two Magical Days, Two Vibrant Venues, 70+ Artisans


It’s a whole different take on one-stop-shopping: all in one day you can complete your holiday gift-buying, celebrate the arts, give yourself a memorable day-trip, and support local, sustainable economies. And eat delicious home-cooked meals and desserts. Oh, and run into old friends, and make new ones…and get well off the beaten path while you’re doing all this. 2015 Christmas Craft Fair Woodturning

Over 70 of the region’s best artisans fill two festive halls with beautiful wares. There’s a food-hall showcasing the craft of cooking, a vibrant outdoor market, and a welcoming island ambiance.

  • Saturday, Dec 5th & Sunday, Dec 6th, 10 a.m.– 4:00 pm.
  • Both venues are wheelchair accessible.
  • Admission is FREE!
  • Parking available on site, but we recommend leaving your vehicle at Buckley Bay and walking on the ferry. A shuttle van will be on hand to take visitors up the hill to Denman Village, or it’s only a two-block walk.

2015 Christmas Craft Faire Fabric ArtsFor more info, click here. And for a sneak preview of some of the beautiful items on offer, find us on Facebook.

2015 Christmas Craft Fair Pottery


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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