Welcome to Denny Island

Wonderfully remote in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Denny Island is located within the traditional and unceded territory of the Heiltsuk Nation. It is approximately 100 nautical miles north of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and 76 nautical miles west of Bella Coola. It is a mere 2 nautical miles from Bella Bella which is located on the neighbouring Campbell Island.

Denny Island is accessible

by plane or water and can also be accessed by BC Ferries year-round.


A seabus service is available (Bella Bella wharf to Shearwater Marina) from Campbell Island where the Pacific Coastal Airlines have regular flight services to Vancouver.

The Royal Canadian Air Force chose Denny Island as a reconnaissance base during World War II. The base was built to accommodate over 2,000 military personnel. You can tour the island and see many remaining buildings and ruins. This includes hiking trails through marshes and forests with colourful mosses and abandoned plane wrecks. Try and spot the local wild life of coastal wolves, black bears, minks, eagles, grouse, cranes, and even some doves.

The island is home

to a spirited entrepreneurial community.

The summer season brings many boaters from all over the world. The Island is a popular stop on the way to Alaska. Shearwater Marine Ltd. provides a full-service marina and resort. Amenities at the marina include: Fuel dock, moorage, grocery store, liquor store, laundromat, showers, restaurant, hotel, marine/hardware store, and shipyard.

The island offers quite a few picturesque cottages that provide specialized services such as Drifters Cove, Denny Island B&B, Spindrift Point Cabins, and Central Coast Adventures. Other highlights include the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue station, BC Hydro station, a 3000′ paved landing strip and an old Cannery converted to housing with a Tackle Shop, Plumbing & Contractor Services, specialized marine services.

Locals and visitors enjoy specialized coffees and rainy-day shopping for anything to suit your crafty needs, beauty needs, puzzles, and kitchen items – you name it they probably have it at Hodge Podge (located next to the laundromat)!

Come to Denny Island

for the sport fishing or to sail through the untouched coastal waters.

The salmon, spot prawns, seals, loons, and biodiversity of our region await you.