This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Denman Island. To help you make friends with Denman Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Beautiful, calm, scenic, and serene -- these are just some of the adjectives you could use to capture the ambience that encapsulates Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada. Denman Island is technically part of the Comox Valley, however it can be reached most economically by ferry or for a higher fee by plane. The island is home to roughly one thousand five hundred residents for most of the year, however during the summer months that number balloons, as tourists and part-time residents flock to enjoy all that it offers. The population on Denman is quite diverse, given its small population; the vast majority of its residents are incredibly friendly and social.
There are a few Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada hostels at which visitors can grab a bed. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada hostels are quite nice by hostel standards, and of course are secure and social. Denman also has some very nice (and expensive) resorts, as well as some less-expensive hotels and B&Bs if you're unable to find space in a Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada hostel. Camping also serves as a nice way to experience the island for a couple nights. The social scene on Denman is a warm one that embraces and includes visitors quickly. Denman is an awesome place to enjoy some drinks accompanied by live music and open mic nights, as the island is known for its admiration of the arts.
While on the island, there is a fantastic variety of things to do to keep you entertained. The best way to explore the island is surely by bicycle, as you can cycle it easily and at your own pace, allowing you to do exactly what you want to do while there. The island has a regionally famous chocolate factory to complement a number of nice cafes and restaurants. In addition to this, it also has some excellent hiking, bird watching, and kayaking; perhaps most beautiful are its beaches. Some other excellent swimming spots on the island are Graham and Chickadee lakes, which are very popular during the summer months.
If you're visiting the area for a while, be sure to catch a ferry from Denman to Hornby Island, and explore another incredible island that is only thirty minutes away.
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