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About the Discovery Islands Region

Quadra Island, Cortes Island and the Outer Islands: Read Island, Maurelle Island, Sonora Island and East and West Thurlow Islands, collectively known as the Discovery Islands are located between Campbell River, Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. Because of their close proximity the neighbouring Stuart Island, East and West Redonda Islands and the Rendezvous Islands are also commonly referred to as part of the Discovery Islands group. The temperate climate, spectacular scenery, quiet rural lifestyle and endless recreation opportunities combine to make the Discovery Islands a highly desirable place to live and visit.

The Discovery Islands provide a multitude of adventure and recreation opportunities. Sea kayaking, hiking, diving, sportfishing, mountain biking and canoe touring are all popular activities catered to by local guiding outfitters and resorts. Sea kayaks, mountain bikes, canoes and power boats may all be rented locally. The islands are home to many outstanding artists from a wide spectrum of disciplines and there are several galleries, a museum of Kwagiulth art and culture, annual festivals and a garden tour for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

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