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MALCOLM ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

The name Sointula means " place of harmony", which perfectly captured the utopian ambitions the early community envisioned.

Seeking to escape the hardships of life working in mines run by the Dunsmuir family out of Nanaimo, a group of Finnish miners founded the village in 1901. While tragedies and financial struggles derailed the miners' ambitions, the essence of their vision still lives on in present day Sointula. The serene beach views of Malcolm Island, the numerous hiking and biking trails, the wildlife, sea life, and the friendly local residents, many of whom are descendants of the early community, provide a peaceful getaway for those seeking to escape.

We love to see new faces here on Malcolm Island, so take an adventure and come enjoy our quiet, safe, and beautiful island that is filled with activities to enjoy solo, as a couple, or the whole family! 

The Window
Due to covid, we have had to temporarily close our pub, however, we have adapted to the times and built our very own walk up window! Open for lunch and dinner with a new menu item posted each day for lunch and dinner on our facebook page!

Open 11:30am-1:30pm/5-8pm
Sointula Info Centre
Welcome to Malcolm Island. Please visit our tourist info centre for any and all your informational needs!
Coho Joe's
Open for breakfast and lunch, just down the street from us! Homemade and delicious!

9am - 2:30pm everyday!
Beautiful Bay Trail
Start off this gorgeous 10km return trail from the Bere Point parking lot.
Sointula Mural
Just down the street from us on 1st street!
Bere Point Whale Rubbing Beach
Home to the world's only known whale rubbing beach. Orcas are known to occasionally visit the area and rub themselves on the pebbles, mere feet from shore!
Pulteney Point Lighthouse
Big Lake
Come swim in the clean cedar water or have a picnic here on the beautiful white sandy beaches.
Co Op Store
Visit the oldest co op store in all of western Canada! They have everything you could possibly need and they really appreciate the support from tourists!
Bere Point Regional Park
Visit one of our top attractions on the island, Bere Point Regional Park.
The Sointula Musem
Just down the street from us is our incredible museum full of information on how we, Malcolm Island, came to be! It's a must go when visiting the island!!
Heritage boat house
Fishing and Crabbing charters
Want to go fishing or crabbing while you are here? Let us know and we would be happy to arrange it!
Dickson Point
Take a walk down 1st street and visit the beautiful sites of Dickson Point, also known by locals as "graveyard point ".
Sea glass
All collected on our very own beach, right out front of the hotel! Come collect some of the rarest pieces you will find!
Heritage boat house
Beautiful Island Views
Heritage boat house
Sointula Ferry Terminal
Located just 250 meters from our front steps, the ferry terminal is an easy access point for our guests!
Heritage boat
Wildlife + Sealife
This little one calls right our beach their home! You will often see them hunting for crab and bouncing along the logs from your balcony views!

Our island features so much wildlife and sealife to see! From eagles, to minks, dolphins, whales, sea lions, and more, it's never a dull sight!
Heritage boat house
View of Port McNeill
Lots of beautiful flowers, trees, and bushes here
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Bere Point Whale Rubbing Beach

Home to the world's only known whale rubbing beach. Orcas are known to occasionally visit the area and rub themselves on the pebbles, mere feet from shore!