Sointula Resource Centre: Discover Island Life.

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Orca and other marine wildlife surround the island community of Sointula. Image courtesy of


Design Your Own Adventure – From

Malcolm Island has little in the way of pre-programmed tourist attractions, but you can design your own adventure. Wander the town’s streets, grab a coffee, visit the museum or an art studio, enjoy a halibut burger at the harbour or take one of our day hikes. The miles of accessible beach and long stretches of flat, quiet roads make our island the perfect spot for beachcombing and bike riding. Malcolm Island is the place for people who want to explore for themselves. It offers a safe friendly environment for outdoor activities, as well as plenty of solitude for unwinding.

Eccentricities of Sointula

Things you only know if you live here… The ferry line-up is along First Street. The 7:55 am ferry leaves at 7:20 am on Sundays. Local dogs (and cats) have the right-of-way; if you come across one sleeping on the road, let it sleep and go around. Cars driving to the harbour from town (on 1st St) have the right of way. You can make an appointment to see the museum in the off season.

Sointula’s folklore is rich with tales of local eccentrics. Some are still living among us today.