Location and Information about the Centre:
The Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, is located on 7 hectares (17 acres) in the incredibly beautiful Tribune Bay Provincial Park, on Hornby Island*. The Centre has a Park Use Permit with the Province of BC, and is in a partnership with two school districts; School District 71 (Comox Valley) and School District 69 (Qualicum). The Centre is operated by the non-profit society and federally registered charity, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society, that fund raises and operates all programs and services for the Centre. Capital funds for the Centre are raised solely through grants and donations.
Hornby Island and specifically Tribune Bay Provincial Park, is an ideal location for an outdoor education facility offering four season experiential outdoor programs. Hornby Island has a moderate coastal climate, wide variety of marine and land-based natural history sites and evidence of ancient human social interaction. Tribune Bay Provincial Park has 200 acres of first and second growth forest, open meadow and field areas and a kilometre of sandy beach that slopes gently into Tribune Bay, allowing the tidal waters to warm significantly in the summer.
The Centre’s mandate is to offer exceptional outdoor education (experiential and environmental) programs to youth primarily but now the Centre is able to offer to a lucky few …adult, senior and family programs. Almost 3000 people have visit and experience the programs at the Centre annually.
*Hornby Island is located just off the east coast of Vancouver Island. To travel to Hornby Island by car, drivers need to take a 10 minute ferry from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island (1 hour north of Nanaimo-15 minutes south of Courtenay) to Denman Island, drive across Denman Island (10 km.) and then take a second ferry to Hornby Island. The Centre is 10 km. from the Hornby Island ferry landing (The Centre is at the second right entrance after turning left at the 4-way stop).
Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre and Society
‘An educational experience that lasts a life time’
6050 St Johns Pt. Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0
Ph. (250) 335-0080 Email: email@example.com
Executive Director: Gord Campbell