Mayne Island is a very special place of great natural beauty with stunning Island landscape of bays, valleys and high rock bluffs. Located at the center of the coastal dry belt the Island is blessed with more sunshine than the Okanagan, a mere 80 centimetres of rain a year and spring flowers in February.
Mayne Island is at the front door of Canada's newest spectacular 35 sq. kilometres Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Spread over some 16 islands, numerous Islets and reefs and buffered by a mild Mediterranean climate, its sheltered waters are accessible by powerboat, kayak or canoe. This park is yours to discover and explore. There is something for everyone, all ages and skill levels.
The wide variety of terrestrial and marine habitats mean that the wildlife found in the Gulf Islands is abundant and diverse. Orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals and otters call the surrounding waters home; eagles, falcons and turkey vultures soar overhead. Thousands of resident and migratory species of seabirds, shorebirds and waterfowl thrive on the bounty of the nutrient-rich ocean waters.
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