Things to See & Do on Quadra Island
Quadra Island is loaded with arts, health and recreation activities all year long. Summertime hosts the largest number of events (from May to September) but theatre, music, arts and biking are present all year. The following is a list of the largest and most attended ways to spend time on Quadra. From ‘Grand Prix Zucchini Racing’ (no drivers license required) to the Chamber Music Festival, there is truly something for everyone on Quadra. Events tend to draw large amounts or visitors so make plans and purchase tickets, where necessary, well in advance.
An excellent source of information about events on Quadra Island can be found at:
Quadra Island MayDay Celebration – Held the first Saturday after the May long weekend on Rebecca Bay Spit is a huge community event. Join ith the parade, tug of war, greased pole climb, driftwood fort building event, dancing and even a may pole.
Quadra Island Farmer’s Market – May – September on Saturdays 10-2. Food, arts, crafts and live music are presented in the park across Green Road from the Quadra Island Lodge.
Quadra Rocks – Is an active outdoor event in the first of June featuring hikes, climbing, acroyoga, kyaking and many activities .
16th Annual Quadra Island Studio Tour
The first weekend in June. Explore the works of 30 local artists and visit 20 studios on the island. But wait there is more – after June 4th, 14 of the studios will also remain open to the public for the rest of the year!
Quadra Island Quilt & Garden Tour – Only runs every other year (2018 is such a year) at the end of June.
Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music
Please join us July 18-22, 2017 for the Seventh Annual Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music, on beautiful Quadra Island, BC. Our concerts are performed in a variety of special venues scattered around our gorgeous Island. We look forward to seeing you!
This annual weekend long family event takes place at the Quadra Island Community Centre and showcases a huge selection of diverse Canadian artists on multitude of different stages.
This year you can be sure to expect all the live music, painting, characters, puppets, juggling, dancing, crafts, clothes, vendors, food, refreshments and games one could ever hope for in the spectacular setting of the Discovery Islands. No date yet announced for 2017
Quadra Island Fall Fair
Quadra's annual Fall Fair is a lively and creative family friendly event, where community members can showcase their homegrown and creative talents. This event was spearheaded by a high energy, committed group of local volunteers in 2011. It has been a huge success! There is always plenty of delicious food on hand, fun musical and theatrical events, artisan vendors, farm animals to pet and prizes galore!
Halloween Fun Night
On October 31 the Community Centre organizes a beautiful display of Halloween fireworks in Blenkin Park at 8:30 p.m. as well as (depending the number of volunteers) kids games and a Haunted House in the Main Hall. Thanks to generous donors and some amazing volunteers this years (2016). Fun Night was a blast, we even managed to scare a few people!
Quadra's Christmas Craft Fair
The annual Christmas Craft Fair falls on the third weekend in November and is held at the Community Centre. The Quadra Christmas Crafts Fair is a joyful, warm and inspiring way to kick of the festive season. Beautiful locally handmade arts and crafts abound and there is always something yummy on offer in Kringle's Kitchen. Shoppers can enjoy the quite classy ambiance of an evening shop on Friday and parents can get in their photo op with the kids on Saturday while the little ones ask Santa for their special Christmas wish. What better way to feel good about the start of the busy holiday season than supporting the local economy, getting your shopping done early, all while having a fun, stress free experience meeting local artisans!
The first day of the Fair is Friday Evening from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and the second day is on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. Santa arrives by Fire truck at noon (to 2:00 p.m.) on Saturday!
Abyssal Dive Charters
Come join us at Abyssal Dive Charters for a diving experience you will never forget and one that keeps divers coming back for more year after year. Dive the spectacular waters that surround Campbell River and which are known for their excellent visibility plus colourful and bountiful life. Earl Lowe’s knowledge of the area, his captain skills, and ability to place people in the water at just the right time on a current or drift dive is amazing and second to none. This area of British Columbia is also known as a photographer’s Mecca.
In a reader survey, Rodale’s Scuba Diving once rated British Columbia as the top dive destination in North America three years in a row. British Columbia continually tops most categories for its abundant sea life and best diving value:
• » Top value
• » Top macro life
• » Top fish life
• » Top underwater photography
• » Healthiest marine environment
• » Top advanced diving and
• » Top wall diving
The area earned second-place honours in visibility and places to dive with big animals. BC ranked third for its wreck diving.
Northwest Dive News and Canadian Diver magazines also rate the area very highly in the total diving experience in the Pacific North West. Jacques Cousteau and National Geographic Magazine have rated the area as the second best diving in the world surpassed only by the Red Sea.
Quadra Island Golf Course
Ocean and mountains, standing stone formations and the ethereal quiet of the forest make this an exceptional golfing experience. Quadra Island Golf Club will be an enjoyable challenge and pleasant surprise.
At 3,219 yards from the blue tees, this professionally designed course provides an enjoyable challenge for beginners and seasoned players alike. Quadra Island Golf Club overlooks the Sutil Channel and BC's mainland coastal mountains. The contours of this secluded forest landscape create a memorable and unique nine-hole experience. They also offer round-trip shuttle service from the Quadra ferry landing or from the Quadra Island Lodge . Make arrangements when you make your tee time, and just walk on the ferry with your clubs.
950 Heriot Bay Road (Box 577 Q Cove)
Quadra Island BC V0P 1N0
Wild Coast Adventures
Providing all-inclusive multi-day sea kayak expeditions and luxury kayak basecamp trips in Johnstone Strait to view killer whales. Kayak and Paddleboard rentals as well as Guided Day Tours are available by their storefront beside Cafe Aroma in Quathiaski Cove.
Spirit of the West Adventures
3-8 day kayak tours
Without a doubt, coastal BC is one of the most amazing places in the world to kayak, view wildlife of all kinds and escape to the rejuvenating embrace of the natural world.
Quadra Island Kayaks
Quadra Island kayaks has been making memories on the water since 1997. They offer fullday, half day and sunset tours for all levels of paddlers. Paddling with QIK is a fun and safe way to experience the stunning mountain scenery and vibrant wildlife of the Pacific coast.
Mothership Adventures - BC Sea Kayak Tours
They offer BC sea kayak tours: with fast and stable double kayaks, They explore coastal British Columbia rarely visited by other paddlers. Accompanied by qualified naturalist guides, They kayak through glacial-fed waters amongst lushly forested islands dotted with ancient First Nations village sites while observing the numerous species of local marine and terrestrial wildlife including orca killer whales, dolphins, harbour seals, black bears, grizzly bears, spirit bears, and bald eagles. After each event filled day, they return to the warmth and security of the Columbia III and begin an evening of gourmet food, conversation, laughter and relaxation.
Anadromous Angling Adventures
David has been a fishing guide on Quadra Island since 1981. His boat is a 22.5' Aquasport, approved for safety by Transport Canada for 2007. The boat has a head (washroom) and will comfortably take 3 passengers. For pictures of the boat and sights you might see, look at www.flickr.com/photos/david faulkner in the My Boat folder. Phone David at 285 2340 to check availability and reservations.
Fishing Carters AG-Fish Enterprises
AG-fish Enterprises specializes in saltwater fishing charters in and around Quadra Island. A short 15-45 minute cruise from the Quadra Island dock puts you in the middle of some of the best salmon fishing action around. The whole area is surrounded by breathtaking coastal scenery and an abundance of wildlife . The waters around Quadra Island area are sheltered and offer calm seas. For your comfort, fishing is from 23 foot covered sport fishing cruiser, which is Tranport Canada Certified, offering toilets and the best equipment on the market. Check out their web site for special deals!
Come fishing with Sonny Boon!! A true coastal experience, out on the ocean...fish, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Discovery Islands. With over 20 years of experience we operate fully guided saltwater & freshwater fishing adventures from Campbell River, Quadra Island and Nootka Sound on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Campbell River Whale Watching
Corilair Charters Ltd.
Float plane tours and service to Vancouver Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. For one tour you can join their crew as they go about our very unique daily business. Your journey off the path begins at Corilairs’ float plane dock on world famous Tyee Spit, where you board the De Havilland Beaver or Cessna float plane. Your pilot will point out the many highlights of the region en route to the remote islands of Coastal British Columbia.
Sit back, relax and take in the views as your pilot charts a path through the Discovery Islands to the fringes of Desolation Sound and Coastal Inlets to communities off the grid, rich with history of the pioneering days of the coast. You will have the opportunity to get out at each stop to stretch you legs and soak up the local hospitality as we deliver their mail and supplies. You’ll even get to stop at one of Canada’s very few floating Post Offices! The course may vary each trip, but the experience to see some of British Columbia’s most remote and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless.
Vitais Wellnes Centre
Rejuvenation Through Bodywork. Enhance the quality of your life by adding regular bodywork and relaxation to your monthly schedule! Offering 9 years of experience with a variety of bodywork modalities, Lori's massage and bodywork sessions can help to reduce stress, ease tension & headaches, sore aching muscles, tired & worn feet, and even depleted spirits! Choose from a number of sessions, including: Reflexology, Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage, Reiki, LaStone Massage, Neck/Shoulder Release & Facial Steam, Spa Reflexology, 1/2 day Spa Packages or couples massage with Honey Sun Massage.
Discovery Passage Wellness Centre
Experience relaxation from tired sore muscles with an acupressure massage from Michelle Johnson, MQP, CHHP. Mobile service welcome.
Phone to book an appointment, 202-0203.
Stepping Stones Retreat
Stepping Stones Registered Massage Therapy on beautiful Quadra Island.. Call for accommodation information.
Leslie MacGregor Rmt
Clairvoyent,Psycometry readings,Medical Intuitive,email readings, phone readings and in person readings.
Ease away aches and pains, enjoy deep tissue or relaxing massage with Michelle.
To make an appointment, contact 250-202-0203
Yoga with Trinity
Spring into Full Bloom with the healing practice of yoga! Flowing postures will focus on strength, balance, flexibility, and gentle detoxification. We will explore meditation, visualization, chanting, and breathing practices to ease the mind and nourish the soul. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome. Classes take place at the community centre Wednesday mornings at 10 and now Thursday evenings at 5. $10 per class. Contact Trinity Gogolin with any questions at 250 203 4529
Ionic Cleanse Detox Foot Spa
Simply place your feet in the Foot Spa with warm, slightly salted water and an "array". The array stimulation causes the 2000+ eccrine sweat glands per foot to expel their contents into the water, detoxifying your body's accumulated toxins naturally and at an accelerated rate. This safe, painless and non-intrusive tool is used to detoxify and balance the energy meridians of the body which helps to eliminate harmful free radicals while removing unwanted debris and balancing the pH of the body.
Quadra Folk are welcome to the first session free. Contact Maha at 285-2727.