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Hornby Island of British Columbia, Canada, is a Salish Sea island located near Vancouver Island's Comox Valley. A small community of 958 residents (as of the 2011 census), Hornby is home to many artists, retired professionals, small business owners, remote workers, and young families who share a love of rural island life. Over the past 30 years, the island has become a coveted destination and its population easily quadruples in size during the summer months. The shoulder seasons are a preferred time for hiking, mountain biking, marine activities, weddings, and retreats. Most people reach the island by ferries from Buckley Bay, Vancouver Island. A growing number of private boats also visit through mooring at the Ford Cove Marina or anchoring at Tribune Bay. The closest airport is Comox Valley Airport in Comox, which provides regional, national, and international service. The primary destinations on Hornby are Tribune Bay Provincial Park, Helliwell Provincial Park, Ford's Cove, Heron Rocks and Whaling Station Bay. The island is also a popular mountain biking destination, with a variety of designated trails in Mount Geoffrey Regional Nature Park, Mount Geoffrey Escarpment Provincial Park and Crown Land. The total land area is 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi), of which 40% is parkland.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Hornby Island in Canada. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Hornby Island like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout. Popular vacation packages of Hornby Island are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Hornby Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hornby Island

    Know the pollution level of Hornby Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Hornby Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hornby Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hornby Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Hornby Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.35 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.93 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 75.62 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hornby Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hornby Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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