Community Services

Hornby Island is a community that likes to do-it-yourself. From building our own Health Clinic, Recycling Centre, and ‘Room-to-Grow’ at the School, to providing our own arts and entertainment, we do it all! Here is a sampling of our many community organizations:

Recycling Depot

Hornby Island Recycling Depot

Opened in 1978, The Hornby Island Recycling Depot is now celebrating 30 years of recycling. We recycle and reuse more than 70% of our waste stream. Visit the Free Store!


Hornby Island Residents & Ratepayers' Association

HIRRA membership is open to all residents and property owners of the island. Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Hornby Island Community Hall.

New Horizons

New Horizons Society

New Horizons promotes social, educational, creative and physical activities for members, who are in the 50+ age group. It operates the New Horizons Center on Hornby.

Medical Clinic
Hornby Island Medical Clinic

1885 Sollans Road.
Appointments: Monday-Friday: 9:30am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-4pm
Tel: 250-331-8631
Emergency pager: 1-888-581-4360
Emergency only: 911


Peter Walford Dentist

Dr. Walford adapted a school bus to a create a beautiful mobile dental clinic, and for the last 22 years Dr. Walford has served both Hornby and Denman Islands on a regular basis.

Health Care Society

Hornby & Denman Community Health Care Society

Support services for seniors and disabled people living on Denman and Hornby Islands, as well as Family Services and Adult Family Counselling. 250-335-2885

Elder Housing

Hornby Island Elder Housing Society

Elder Housing provides affordable, safe and pleasant collective housing in a ‘village’ setting for island elders, located on a 5 acre property on Central Road close to the Co-op Store. 250-335-1378


Hornby Island Library

1765 Sollans Rd
Tel: 250-335-0044
Hours: Tue 10-12 & 1-5,
Thu 11-7,
Fri 10-12 & 1-5,
Sat 10-12 & 1-5

Elementary School

Hornby Island Community School

2100 Sollans Road. In addition to Grades K-8, the Community School sponsors and coordinates educational support, recreational programs, community services and development, and job skills training.


Hornby Island Education Society

HIES envisions a healthy, vibrant, inclusive community, where a love of learning is supported throughout people’s lives.

Islands Trust

Islands Trust

The Islands Trust’s mandate is to preserve and protect this unique part of the world and to sustain our tradition of community involvement. Hornby Island has two elected Local Trustees to represent island concerns and interests.

Islands Trust Fund

Islands Trust Fund

The Islands Trust Fund is a conservation land trust helping Hornby Island property owners protect habitat for endangered ecosystems.

Fire Department

Hornby Island Fire Rescue

Hornby Island Fire Rescue provides fire fighting and First Responder service. Call 911 for Emergency Help. Fire Hall: 3850 Central Road Phone 250.335.2611 Fire Patrol Pager (Summer) – 250.703.9022