HICEEC, in collaboration with Denman Works, produces the Hornby/Denman Islands' annual visitor guide. Pre-COVID our normal distribution was 55,000 copies across BC, on BC Ferries, and on-island, the guide is used both as a promotional and information tool, for visitors and residents. Since COVID, we have found that more local distribution, including the major ferry routes is sufficient, and we have reduced our print run by 20%. This has allowed us to keep prices very affordable, and inclusive. We thank BCFerries for their continued support in ensuring all Visitors to the islands receive a copy at the Buckley Bay Ferry Ticket Booth. The maps and ferry schedule make this publication a "must have" and "must hold".
In 2023 we continue to take a regional approach to producing the Guide by including the communities of Buckley Bay, Fanny Bay, and Deep Bay. Buckley Bay is home to the B.C. Ferries terminal, the gateway to "the Islands". Fanny Bay is in close proximity. Deep Bay has the only marine fuel sales between Comox and French Creek, providing a valuable service to boaters in our region. Plus the advertising revenue generated helps keep costs affordable for everyone.
For 2023/24 advertisers
Below is an online copy of the 2022/23 guide. Click on the map, and enlarge, to read your current file information.
The section below has information for the 2023/24 Visitor Guide.