Play for a day, relax for a week, spend a lifetime...that's beautiful Mayne Island's motto.


Mayne Island is a peaceful and active retreat offering memorable experiences, year round.

Engage in meaningful enjoyment while boating, hiking, biking, nature touring, shopping, dining, beach combing, and just "chillin".

Mayne Island embraces many of the services imperative to today’s global culture while maintaining an energetic “buy local” community. It is central to all the Southern Gulf islands and as such makes the perfect hub for day trips to all the other islands.


When visitors come to Mayne Island and arrive at their accommodation they are sure to be only a short distance to restaurants, liquor stores, post office, ATMs, WiFi, grocery stores and unique shops and galleries.


If their stay is more permanent Mayne Island is well serviced with real estate and insurance agents, a hardware store, a gas station and many highly skilled trades people.

Mayne Island

Mayne Island Herring Enhancement Project

It was an article that Michael Dunn  and Ian Dow came across in 2014 that described volunteer groups in Pender Harbour, Squamish Harbour and False Creek wrapping the pilings of local docks with a fabric to give herring a clean place to spawn and protecting the eggs from the toxic effects of creosote. These projects found that herring will readily spawn on this substrate and that the egg survival was increased. These other programs have been successful enough to re-establish spawning populations to these marine areas. So the idea came up to use the Miners Bay Community Dock on Mayne Island as a pilot for this herring population enhancement program.  read more

Community Bus

The Mayne Island Bus pilot project began in July 2013 and was inaugurated to design an island specific transportation system which would operate effectively and at the lowest cost possible. During the two-year pilot project we established an operating cost of about $8000 annually.

A Society is Born

With the success of the pilot project In July of 2015 the Mayne Island Bus Society was formed and in relatively short time the Society received authorization and licensing from the Passenger Transportation Department of the Ministry of Transportation to provide bus passenger transportation within the CRD on Mayne Island.

Herring Enhancement Project:

wrapping the pilings

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