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Cortes, A special Place

The following are quotes from ourcortes.com

“Creative Spirit and Progressive Thinking
The Salish Sea is dotted with beautiful islands in the shadow of mountains. Yet Cortes Island has stood apart as a refuge for thought leaders for generations. The creativity of our artists and community leaders infuses an atmosphere of forward-thinking into our daily life. Situated at the outer limits – both physically and metaphorically – Cortes Islanders are leaders in the progressive movement towards self-sufficiency and community.”

Hollyhock, Canada’s lifelong learning center, located on the eastern shore near Cortes’ southern tip, has brought world-class thought leaders to our shores for more than 40 years, infusing our community with the wisdom of their teachings.

More recent initiatives like the Cortes Community Forest Co-operative the and Friends of Cortes Island have allowed Cortes Islanders to share our unique vision and leadership with the broader world.

“Infuse Your Vacation with Magic
Cortes Island is the perfect destination to relax and explore our beautiful wilderness. It is also a source of deep inspiration and revitalization. You’ll find the playful and relaxing vacation that you expected. You’ll be surprised by how long Cortes Island will stay with you once you leave.”

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

Cortes Island is located in the traditional and ancestral territories of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations.