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July 15th, 2020

Denman Island: What’s in a Name?

“Names chosen for geographical sites carry history, traditional environmental/ecological knowledge, navigational information, teachings … Names also embody a sense of belonging to a place, coexistence with the natural world and the longstanding relationship between a People and their place; they anchor the past with the present.” Denman Islander Verna…


June 30th, 2020

Take a Garden Tour for Inspiration!

Gardeners, nature lovers and dreamers of all ages will be enchanted by a stroll through Phyllis Brewers Denman Island garden. Wander the paths beneath trees and blooming archways through three acres of mature gardens cultivated over the past 45 years and immerse yourself in the sights and scents of…


November 26th, 2019

6 Reasons to Visit Denman Island this Fall

Fall is an ideal time to get away and experience the quiet, rural, island lifestyle that Denman is known for. Fall brings the advantage of no ferry waits and accommodation availability. Beaches and trails are practically deserted. The weather is still mild, although expect some rain and fog –…


October 31st, 2019

Access Prime Nature & Wildlife Photography on Denman Island

A great locale for nature and wildlife photography, one quarter of Denman Island is protected green space, including four provincial parks, plus nature reserves, wetlands, and many public trails. Just a 15-minute ferry ride from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island (under an hour from Courtenay or Nanaimo), you can…


June 16th, 2019

Earth Club Factory owners reflect Denman community values

Denman might be said to have two urban centres. First there is the village, with its cluster of shops, community halls, gallery, school, and services. Then up Denman Road, there is the Earth Club Factory Bistro and Guesthouse– this year celebrating 20 years in business. In the sense that…


May 9th, 2019

Denman Island featured on Moosemeat & Marmalade TV show

Travel and cooking show team Art Napoleon and Dan Hayes discovered Denman Island’s “five-mile diet” as they caught Dungeness and Rock crab, harvested oysters and sea asparagus, and shopped at the Denman Island Farmers Market. Filmed in summer of 2018 on Denman Island, BC, Episode 13: Crabs & Oysters…


May 5th, 2019

The Way Increasingly Traveled – Two Roads Farm

Oh those long, plump, fleshy tomatoes, those huge, crisp red radishes, the small, elegantly pointed cabbages, the bags of baby romaine! Two Roads Farm has come a long way and built a devoted clientele in the two and half years of non-stop work since Sam Croome and Emily Anderson…


April 28th, 2019

Denman Island Baroque Festival 2018

Who’s that chick Barb Strozzi? By Tony Greggson Published in the Islands Grapevine, April 24, 2018   After all the expense, stress, and exhaustion of the first Denman Island Baroque Festival last May, organizers Andrew Fyson and Robert Newton were at first uncertain about committing to a second festival…