Arbutus trees are everywhere on Hornby and you can expect to find them jutting out from a craggy cliff edge, their deep tap-roots securely anchoring them in place. Their unique peeling bark gives the branches an almost limb-like look to them.
Sunrises, sunsets… on Hornby each one is unique and magical, turning the sky into a canvas of colours, clouds, and reflections.
Since water on the island is scarce in the summer and you won’t find many yellow fire hydrants around, the Hornby Island Fire Department has been putting large water tanks throughout the island to draw upon in a fire emergency. Not an island to let a blank canvas go to waste, many artists have come ...
Despite Hornby Islands normally balmy year-round temperatures, every now and then we do get a big dump of snow. This shot from the top of Olson’s farm near Ford’s Cove was taken in 2008 during what was termed by some as “snowmageddon”.
The annual fall fair at the Olsen’s Farm is always a blast. Farmers show off their green thumbs, and local artists sell all kinds of creative works.
The fastest way up to the top of Mount Geoffrey is via the Lea Smith Rd. trail, which gets you to this amazing sunset perspective in under 20 minutes. The trail is comparable to the Grouse Grind, and will really get your heart pumping.
September on Hornby is arguably one of the best times of year to visit the island. It’s often nearly just as hot as the summer months, but you get have the spectacular beaches and scenery to yourself as can be seen in this photo taken September 10, 2011.
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