There are no palm trees here, but Tribune Bay on Hornby Island has been nicknamed “Little Hawaii” for its white sandy beaches heading out into the aqua-blue coloured sea. The gradual slope of the shoreline and shallow waters combine for some of the warmest saltwater swimming near Vancouver Island. Visiting this beach you’re likely to see many sail and powerboats anchored, since Tribune Bay offers great protection from the wind and swell.
During the spring you will see a colorful display of wildflowers marking the hillsides around the beach. Later in the summer huckleberries ripen to add a little taste of the wild.
Tribune Bay is a popular place for the locals since it is only 5 minutes to the “town center” of Hornby Island, so if you want to get a bite to eat or do a little island shopping, shops are close by. The bluffs at Helliwell Park are just around the corner from Tribune Bay and make a great scenic hike. You can also check out the unique sand stone formations or “hoodos” that surround the bay.