Thursday, 20 August 2020

Thetis Island

Continuing our exploration of the Gulf Islands, we decided to take a drive by the house I had found the other day. 

So off to Thetis Island we went.

While the house is what we're looking for, the island had absolutely nothing else to offer. The people on the island were very friendly, actually probably the friendliest we have come across so far in BC but without access to even a coffee shop or Ma & Pa shop or gas station.... its just not our first choice. We loved the people and the quiet of the little island though. While Thetis is not 'off' our list, it is closer to the bottom.

I do have to say though that we drove all around this island and it is rather immaculately kept. Only saw 1 property that could do with a tidy up. This we found impressive.

It was a nice day outing and even though we went there planning to have lunch at the marina restaurant, the restaurant was closed that day however we were able to go to the marina store and grab some chips to hold us over until we got home.

We left here at 11am and returned at 830pm. Long day.

Chemainus Marina

Chemainus ferry dock (look close the ferry is behind that mesh screen)

Capernwray Bible Centre
Paying Guests only!

Thetis Island Marina has small store, restaurant, gas, toilets/shower and laundry.

Good sized boat

Thetis Island ferry dock

Walked along the beach while waiting for the ferry to return

Same Capernwray Bible Centre


Thetis ferry dock

Map of Thetis Island

Chemainus has a great town, fantastic bakery - I highly recommend. ;)


  1. We have not been to Thetis Island for years. Ray and I used to visit it by boat ... my Dad's 38 foot Bayliner when our kids were small. Lots of great memories. Looks like you had a wonderful day.

    1. Great little island and plenty of shops right across the ferry... but if the ferry were ever not running....

    2. Yes that definitely would be a concern. That is what we faced living in the Charlottes for 8 years.

  2. Interesting Island Community.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your house hunting.

    It's about time.


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