For information about the COVID-19 pandemic and resources available to rural island businesses please visit hub.ruralislandspartnership.ca/
For General Information about visiting Quadra Island, please see:
Cortes Island Tourism Service Operators have written an open letter to visitors. Please click here to view the letter.
WHERE WE ARE
The Discovery Islands are a group of rugged, forested islands located 150 km (100 miles) north west of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the north end of the Salish Sea along the famous Inside Passage sea lane.
The two most populous islands are Quadra Island and Cortes Island. Both are served by regular ferry service via the city of Campbell River, Vancouver Island provided by BC Ferries.
The ferry schedule and service notifications To Quadra Island and Cortes Island can be found here:
WHO WE ARE
Tourism, local services and supplies, building trades, aquaculture, silviculture and a wide range of home businesses are the economic base of the island communities. We have a a variety of accommodation options and great restaurants and coffee shops to host visitors on our islands. The eco-tour operators who operate in this region are rated among some of the best in the world.
We also have a thriving artist community and small-scale manufacturing that includes musicians, potters, bicycle and boat builders, painters, sculptors and glass blowers. Many of them participate in an annual Studio Tour where they open their doors to the public to share their kraft.
Many of these businesses are members of the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce and we are proud of the work that happens here. We also have several critical non-profits and services that are a part of our organization, including our local fire department and all of our emergency preparedness programs.
On this website, you will find information about the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce, our region and links to related community web sites. We are building a new member directory where you will be able to explore the chamber businesses.
WHAT WE DO
Our Island communities are strong and vibrant places. The chamber actively supports cultural events, recreation and education. We are involved in hosting successful festivals, in welcoming newcomers to our islands and we encourage and sponsor initiatives that build economic capacity that is aligned with our community values.
To learn about our strategic initiatives this year, click below.