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About Mayne

Information & map provided by the Mayne Island Chamber of Commerce


Historic Mayne Island offers 23 square kilometers of scenic parks, beaches, and browsing with a population of 900. This friendly island boasts more than a dozen inns, B&B's and eateries. Miners Bay provides services such as gas, ATM, groceries, post office and a liquor store. On Saturday mornings a local Farmer's Market may be enjoyed at the Agricultural Hall grounds. Here may also be viewed a tiny museum and historic St. Mary Magdalene Church.

Lighthouse Park can be visited at Georgina Point, the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve at Bennet Bay or a spectacular view may be enjoyed by hiking up Mount Parke. Japanese Gardens are found located at Dinner Bay Park on former Japanese owned land which honours early residents and their contributions prior to their forced evacuation in World War II.

Mayne Island is laid back and slower paced with a strong sense of community. There is always something on the social family calendar such as the September Cow Pie Run and Salmon Barbeque. Mayne hosts fine restaurants, cafes and a pub, with galleries and studios. There is something for everyone. The convenient access from Village Bay where the ferry comes in means there are lots of day trippers and visitors from the mainland and Vancouver Island. There are private campgrounds available.

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