& 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
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
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