Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC) resides on 17 acres of the incredibly beautiful Tribune Bay Provincial Park, Hornby Island, BC. The Centre has a Park-Use Permit with the Province of British Columbia, and is in partnership with School District 71, Comox Valley and School District 69, Parksville/Qualicum.

The Centre is a non-profit, federally registered charity. The Society fundraises and operates all programs and services for the Centre (see Mission and Guiding Principles here).

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre offers experiential outdoor programs to youth, families, and local businesses. We emphasize team-building in an adventure-focused environment, challenging all participants to push the limits of their comfort zones.

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society has had incredible support from numerous individuals, Society volunteers, local and national businesses, service clubs, foundations, and the Federal and Provincial governments.

About Hornby Island

Hornby Island has a moderate coastal climate, with a wide variety of marine and land-based natural history sites. The provincial park has 200 acres of first and second growth Douglas Fir and Redwood Cedar forest, open meadows and boasts a kilometre of sandy beach that slopes gently into Tribune Bay, allowing the tidal waters to warm significantly in the summer.

To get to Hornby Island:

By car take a 10-minute ferry from Buckley Bay (one hour North of Nanaimo, 15 minutes South of Courtenay) to Denman Island. Drive across Denman Island (10 km), then catch another 10-minute ferry to Hornby Island. The centre is 10 km from the ferry terminal, at the second right-hand entrance after turning left at the four-way stop.


Gord and Allison Campbell have retired! We are truly thankful for the 30 years of dedication and hard work that Gord and Allison have contributed to the development of the Centre. The two are truly an incredible duo and without their entire family’s effort (their children, Haeley and Granger, contributed to many of the building projects, business organization, and helped as staff over the years) the Centre would not be the amazing outdoor education facility that it is today. See more details here.