Beaches at Rebecca Spit Provincial Park, Quadra Island, BC
Photo: Summer on the beach at Rebecca Spit, Quadra Island, BC
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Kayaking Desolation Sound

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Visit Quadra Island

Quadra is an ideal place to visit at any time of year

Welcome to Quadra Island, BC!

Quadra is home to a lively close-knit community of 2,700 people from all walks of life and all parts of the world. We're located 200km north of Vancouver, British Columbia, between Campbell River, Vancouver Island & the British Columbia mainland.

Arts, culture, adventure recreation, scenery and the laid-back island lifestyle are just a few of the reasons people come to live or visit Quadra Island. Whatever your reason we bid you welcome.

Surrounded by breathtaking wilderness scenery and blessed with a mild temperate climate Quadra Island is a healthy and vibrant community which to live in or visit.

Visitors have long been attracted to the island for its natural beauty, unlimited recreation and friendly people. Sportfishing has been and remains one of the prime attractions and Quadra Island is also becoming known for its arts community and as one of the premier destinations in British Columbia for adventure recreation and in particular for diving, hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking and wildlife viewing. The intricate shoreline is ideal for exploration by sea kayak dotted with beaches, sheltered coves, protected channels and islets.

Bikes, canoes, sea kayaks, power boats and scooters can all be rented locally and the local taxi service can help you get where you're going. Guiding outfitters provide diving, hiking, sea kayaking, power boat and sailing tours to destinations throughout the Discovery Islands and mainland inlets.

The rich waters fed by large tidal exchanges nourish abundant marine life and are world reknowned for their diving. An artificial reef, HMCS Columbia, is also a local diving attraction.

Rolling forested hills are criss crossed with over 200 km of hiking trails and mountain bikers have countless backroads and trails to ride. The nearby inlets provide access to the vast Coast Range, one of the world's greatest mountain wilderness areas.

For answers to some frequently asked questions check the FAQ page. For other information about Quadra Island, Cortes Island and the Outer Discovery Islands and Inlets visit

Our regional visitor guide is available online here.


Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
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