Design Your Own Adventure

Malcolm Island has little in the way of pre-programmed tourist attractions, but you can design your own adventure. Wander the town’s streets, grab a coffee, visit the museum or an art studio, enjoy a halibut burger at the harbour or take one of our day hikes. The miles of accessible beach and long stretches of flat, quiet roads make our island the perfect spot for beachcombing and bike riding. Malcolm Island is the place for people who want to explore for themselves. It offers a safe friendly environment for outdoor activities, as well as plenty of solitude for unwinding.

Eccentricities of Sointula

Things you only know if you live here… The ferry line-up is along First Street. The 7:55am ferry leaves at 7:20am on Sundays. The Co-op store is closed Sundays & Mondays, but the Co-op Gas Station is open every day. Local dogs (and cats) have the right-of-way; if you come across one sleeping on the road, let it sleep and go around. You can make an appointment to see the museum in the off season.

Sointula’s folklore is rich with tales of local eccentrics. Some are still living among us today.

2015 Events

April 24-26th: 15th Annual Doug Innes Memorial Spring Bird Count
May 10th: Annual Seniors Plant Sale
May 15-18th: Annual Men’s Baseball Tournament
June 7th: World Ocean’s Day (with Living Ocean’s Society)
July 1st: Annual Sointula Canada Day Regatta
August 8th: 5th Annual Pet Pawrade
August 28-30th: Salmon Days Festival
November 20-22nd: Winterfest
Winter: Storm Watching (by chance)

Hours & Info

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:00pm)
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm (when volunteers available to staff the centre.)