Although Vancouver's beaches are fantastic during the summer, nothing beats white sand and crystal clear waters. You may think that this will be impossible to find in BC, however this BC beach is everything you might be looking for in a summer destination.
Tribune Bay, located on Hornby Island, is truly the epitome of paradise, with incredible scenery and everything you need for the perfect beach experience.
Nicknamed "Little Hawaii", the white sandy beaches of Tribune Bay are seemingly endless, stretching for a kilometre.
Here, shallow waters meet near tropical temperatures during the summer, and the water is considered to be some of the warmest saltwater swimming areas in British Columbia.
Located near the beach and just a five-minute stroll away are a unique assortment of shops and services in Downtown Hornby Island, where you can experience the eclectic community!
Just around the corner from Tribune Bay are the bluffs at Helliwell Park, where you can do some sightseeing around the area.
At an accessible distance from Vancouver (take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay), Hornby Island is truly the ultimate summer destination. There is no need to get on a plane and fly to Hawaii when you can stay within BC, and it is a tranquil and serene location too!
The only thing missing are palm trees swaying in the wind, but other than that, you will feel like you are in a tropical paradise!