Ford Cove Harbour Authority

    Ford Cove Harbour Authority

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Hornby Island Transit


The Ford Cove Harbour Authority, in collaboration with Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation, has embarked upon a strategic plan to accommodate increased demand for recreational services, provide improved infrastructure for commercial users and encourage visitors to explore the island with additional transportation options. Ford Cove’s multi-year development project includes almost double the moorage capacity, better wave protection, upgrading the off-loading wharf, improved navigational aids and upland facilities.  

The Island Coastal Economic Trust is a $50 million endowment established in 2006 by the Government of British Columbia to help diversify the economies of central and northern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. ICET is guided by a Board of Directors and two Regional Advisory Committees which include more than 50 locally elected officials and MLAs and five appointees.  This exceptional team of leaders collaborates to set regional priorities and build vital multi-regional networks. Through a community-centred decision-making process, ICET has approved $49 million for over 140 economic infrastructure and economic development readiness projects on the Island and Sunshine Coast since implementing its grant program in 2007.  ICET investments have leveraged over $271 million in incremental funding into the region.

A full overview of ICET can be found at

Ford Cove Trail • 3.2km • 

Stretching between Ford Cove and the ferry landing at Shingle Spit, Ford Cove Trail is a great walk and easy ride. Once at Shingle Spit, you can enjoy food and drinks at the Thatch Pub and Wheelhouse  Restaurant. 

Whale watching

Marine wildlife thrive in the waters surrounding Ford Cove Harbour, including  Orcas, (Killer Whales) and Humpbacks. Other aquatic animals include Sea Lions, Seals, and Pacific white sided Dolphins. 

Sandstone Beach

The lunar looking shoreline between Heron rocks and Ford Cove is quite spectacular. It is a nice place to go for a walk, swim off the rocks, have a picnic or watch the sunset

Hornby Island Ocean Adventures

Hornby Island Ocean Adventures is a boat charter company that caters to your personal desires. With spacious boats, we offer services such as fully guided fishing charters, marine sightseeing, and personal cruises on the Hornby Island waters and surrounding areas.

Inter Island Charters

Inter Island Charters has been meeting Hornby Island’s water taxi, charter fishing and marine sightseeing tour needs for several decades. Their reasonable rates and friendly service have kept people coming back year after year. Stalk the wily salmon, jig for ling cod, rock cod, dover sole and other ground fish. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ocean and surrounding islands. A fishing trip with Jim can offer all these activities.

Hornby Island Diving

Hornby Island Diving is a family business that has been owner operated for over 40 years. Our knowledge and experience means you get safe, fun dives at the best sites. Our guest lodge, dive boat and tank fill station are among the best in BC, so you can enjoy our wonderful diving in comfort. Non-divers and families love Hornby Island and they are always welcome to join us.


Hornby Ocean Kayak Rentals

Kayaks and Paddle Boards

Boat Rentals

Double Eagle or Tin boat


Home Port Haven Accommodation

Duplex overlooking Ford Cove