Cortes Island Real Estate
Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people. A relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout, particularly in the Community Hall, which hosts the Post Office, Library and small College. "Downtown Manson's" includes the School, Medical Centre, Cortes Market General Store, restaurant, credit union, fire hall, museum and future housing for seniors. Undeveloped commercial land provides for future expansion. On Cortes Island, Provincial Parks with beaches, public dock and freshwater lakes are minutes away.
Cortes Island, part of the Discovery Islands is considered a major gateway to the very popular Desolation Sound region; well known for its waterfalls, secret coves, rock cliffs and tranquil natural beauty with plenty of opportunity for wildlife viewing, including bald eagles and bears. For the outdoor enthusiast Cortes Island is truly one of the best jumping off points for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, prawning, kayaking & hiking. This area enjoys a nice temperate climate and the waters here are warmer than in most other areas on the coast.
Access to Cortes Island is a 45-minute trip via regularly scheduled ferry service from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. During the summer months there is also regular float plane service from Vancouver and Seattle directly into Cortes Bay.
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