Denman Island


Denman Island is one of the Northern Gulf Islands and part of the Comox Valley Regional District of British ColumbiaCanada, and is home to a small community of 1,022 year-round residents. Regular ferry service links Denman Island to both Hornby Island from Gravelly Bay on the east side of Denman and across Baynes Sound to Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island on the west side. Denman Island has long been a haven for people escaping from busy urban centres. Downtown Denman consists of one general store (containing the gas station, government liquor store and post office), a hemp clothing store, hardware store, bookstore, dental bus (shared with Hornby two weeks a month), craft stores, the Guest House Bistro, two real estate offices, an insurance brokerage, two community halls, the Dora Drinkwater Volunteer Library, a community school, Anglican and United churches, and the museum. It is famous for its summer dances, quiet roads, and beautiful scenery. Many artists have made Denman Island their home for decades, and as a result there is a thriving local artistic community. The island has a land area of 51.03 square kilometres (19.70 sq mi).

Complementing a population made up of farmers, baby-boomers, artists, craftspeople and a laid-back mishmash of alternative types are new homeowners from various origin.