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Denman Island, BC

view across Baynes Sound from Denman Island
View from Denman across Baynes Sound to Vancouver Island.

In Georgia Strait, two kilometers across Baynes Sound from Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley, lies Denman Island. A ridge on the eastern side of this 19 km long, 5 km wide island rises 60 to 100 metres toward the western side of the island.

Picturesque farmlands, sandy beaches, hiking trails and lushly forested parkland make Denman Island a favoured destination of outdoor enthusiasts.

The work of Denman Island's community of artists and craftspeople can be seen in galleries in the village a short distance from the ferry terminal.


In pre-colonial times, Denman Island was used by the First Nations people as a summer fishing location.

Denman Island was named after Rear-Admiral Joseph Denman by Capt. G.H. Richards of the British Admiralty while conducting marine surveys in 1864 in the Comox area.

Denman Island enjoys short, mild winters and warm, dry summers and lower precipitation than other nearby areas in the Comox Valley.


BC Ferries operates a car ferry service to Denman Island from Buckley Bay. The Old Island Highway, also known as the "Oceanside Route" ( BC Highway #19A ) passes through Buckley Bay 20 minutes south of Courtenay.

The Buckley Bay exit from the Inland Island Highway ( BC Highway 19 ) is less than 1 kilometer from the ferry terminal to Denman Island at Buckley Bay.   

BC Transit operates a local bus service connecting Buckley Bay with the rest of the Comox Valley.

Denman Island and the Comox Valley have something for everyone: culture, scenic beauty, numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, mild climate and a relaxed lifestyle are all here to enjoy.

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Denman Island

Population: 1,016 (2001) 
Time zone: Pacific: UTC -8
area: 51.03 km² (19.7 sq mi). 
Latitude: 49° 31' 60N
Longitude: 124° 49' 0W

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