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Royston, Vancouver Island, BC

Royston Wrecks
Rusted hulks in Royston breakwater.

Located across the harbour from Comox, the small community of Royston is known locally as the location of the "Royston Wrecks". The sunken hulks of old decommissioned warships, sailing ships, tug boats and freighters were used as a breakwater to protect logging booms.


In 1890, the area that was soon to become Royston had been settled by William Roy and his family. Collaborating with a real estate promoter named Frederick Warren, a townsite was laid out that they named Royston. 

In the early 1900s, Royston was the main location for log-booming operations for the logging industry in the Comox Valley. Logs were shipped to Royston by rail, boomed in the harbour, then towed across Georgia Strait to the lumber mills on the B.C. Mainland. For a time the port was also used for transportation of coal mined in Cumberland.   


Royston, and the Comox Valley in general have short, mild winters and warm, dry summers.  


The Old Island Highway, also known as the "Oceanside Route" ( BC Highway #19A ) passes through Royston about 10 minutes south of the central Comox Valley city of Courtenay.

The BC Ferries terminal at Little River on the Comox Peninsula connects Vancouver Island to Powell River on the BC Mainland.

The Comox Valley Regional Airport (YQQ) is the arrival point for direct flights from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

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

The Comox Valley has 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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Founded 1890
Unincorporated ( local improvement district of Comox-Strathcona Regional District )
Population: @1200
Time zone: Pacific: UTC -8

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