The fishing and all the animals was the best part.
A little bit about our Island
Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine called Malcolm Island one of Canada's best Islands to explore and I'm going to run out of room trying to explain why. Yes, we have all kinds of whales and some fantastic hiking, biking and rainforest trails - complete with a whale watching platform overlooking a rubbing beach that's like a day spa for orcas. You would expect to find all the usual suspects like bakeries, deli's, cafes and burger bars, but what you might not expect to find are world class galleries and studios owned by noted artists, artisans, photographers and carvers. Where else on earth will you find an exquisite collection of fine rugs handcrafted out of old worn out fishing nets. A Few Fun Facts: Our northern resident killer whales are the largest pod in the world. Our general store was opened in 1909 and is the oldest cooperative store in BC. The Pulteney Point Lighthouse is still manned and was designated a Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse in 2015. The Queen Charlotte Strait is the main migratory route for all five species of salmon so if you like to fish you've come to the right place. Malcolm Island is also the gateway to the Broughton Marine Park and Archipelago which is a world class destination for sea kayaking, grizzly bear and whale watching tours. Admission to our fantastic museum is by donation and every summer bikes can be borrowed free of charge at the Sointula Resource Centre.