One of the smaller and quieter Gulf Islands, Mayne wasn’t always so soporific. In the 1850s, gold-seeking miners made camp here on their way to the Cariboo in the BC interior. These days the biggest racket is probably the sound of a folksy guitarist strumming at the summer Farmers Market.
Measuring 21 sq km, Mayne is conveniently compact (you can circumnavigate it on foot in half a day) but ideal for crowd-escaping tourists who are happy with life’s simple pleasures – a good bakery, a tasteful small resort and perfect kayaking waters off Bennett Bay.
For further visitor information, see www.mayneislandchamber.ca.