Cortes Island

Cortes Island is an incredible stop over on your way into or out of Desolation Sound.  It offers incredible hikes and kayaking destinations.  At Mansons Landing take a hike to the beautiful white sandy beaches and clean warm water of Hague Lake (sunbathing in the buff is favoured by locals and visitors alike).  Hague Lake provides drinking water to the locals so no motor boats, soaps or dogs are allowed on the beach or in the water.

  • Gorge Harbour - Good all weather protection
  • Mansons Landing - Good holding exposed to the south.
  • Cortes Bay - Good all weather protection.
  • Uganda Passage - Good hold in mud and shingle.  Protection from NW wind and seas.  Shallow water anchorage.
  • Whaletown Bay - Anchor NE of the day beacon.  Good hold in mud.
  • Whaletown Bay - Public Wharf which is heavily used by locals.
  • Gorge Harbour Marina - 66A - 604-935-6433
  • Mansons Landing - Public Wharf which is used by locals and transients.
  • Cortes Bay - Public Wharf
Pubs & Restaurants
  • The Old Floathouse Restaurant at the Gorge Marina operates a high end restaurant, call 250-935-6433 (summer only).
Grocery & Liquor Stores
  • Gorge Marina offers provisions, beer and wine sales.
  • Cortes Bay - Fresh fish often available on the public wharf
  • Cortes Bay - Fresh baked goods delivered to the public wharf, call Elizabeth Anderson at 250-935-8559.
  • Mansons Landing - Cortes Market which is a 20 minute walk up Sutil Point Road.  Open 7 days a week.  250-935-6626.
Google Map & Navionics Chart

  Cortes Island Google MapsCortes Island Navionics Chart