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Mayne Island Conservancy Society

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Photo of View from Mt Parke Meadowl A Camas Meadow in Mt Parke Park
Photo credit:Miriam Isaac-Renton

Who (& Where) We Are

Mayne Island is situated in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, between the "Lower Mainland" around the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Island and only a few minutes north of the maritime border between Canada and the U.S.A. The other major islands in the group include Galiano, The Penders, Saturna and Saltspring. The 1½ hour ferry ride from the mainland terminus of Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay - on the non-stop route from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C. - takes passengers through Active Pass between Galiano & Mayne. Mayne is served by the BC Ferries "Southern Gulf Islands" route on which Village Bay is the second stop on the trip from Tsawwassen to Saltspring. The Gulf Island ports are also served by ferries out of Swartz Bay.

The full time resident population is around 1000 and the people count rises to three times this figure on a busy summer weekend. Fortunately, the vast majority of full and part time residents, and visitors, are respectful of the environment and the natural beauty of the island. Nonetheless, Mayne is distinguished amongst the island chain in having the least amount of land in public hands. The Mayne Island Conservancy Society was founded in order to advocate for the conservation and preservation, and promote the "Stewardship", of Mayne Island's diverse and sensitive ecological heritage.

For more about Membership in the Society, our Legal Standing and Governance please click here!

Site Map

Use this resource to quickly move to the page you want to read. All bulleted lines are links to the respective page and a description of the contents appears in a "tool tip" if you float your mouse pointer just to the right of each entry.

Privacy Policy

Still being written in the appropriate legalese, but basically the intent is that we will not share any personal information entrusted to us by you with any other organisation or individual other than our distribution list administrator, eTapestry, which fully complies with the stringent protection of privacy laws in the USA and PIPEDA, the equivalent Canadian legislation.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
  • Box 31 Mayne, BC   V0N 2J0
  • Envelopes and small packets can be left at our office on the second floor of the Root Seller in Miners Bay - just call 5168 before visiting to be sure we are open


  • (250) 539-5168



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