Saturday, 19 January 2013

Comox Valley South - Denman Island

Post 8a - Denman Island - Comox Valley South

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      A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley 

Denman Island  

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  Exit sign on Hwy. 19 for Denman & Hornby Island

 Map of Denman Island from "denmanisland.com"

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                                      Denman Island

  Denman was once known as Punchlatt Island, and the Inner Island, by the Puntledge First Nations who set up summer camps on the island, gathering clams and berries, and fishing and hunting. Deer were caught by herding  them into the water where hunters waited in canoes.
The first European settlement on Denman Island was in 1874. The island was named after Rear Admiral Joseph Denman, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station, 1864-6. The island was allegedly nicknamed "Little Orkney" by the settlers who came from the Orkney Islands, an archipelago on the northern tip of Scotland.
Population: 1,100

Location: Denman Island is located off the eastern shore of central Vancouver Island, opposite Buckley Bay, 12 miles (20 km) south of Courtenay and one hour north of Nanaimo.

Fillongley Provincial Park, Denman Island, Gulf Islands, BC
Fillongley Provincial Park is a 23-hectare forested park located on the east coast of Denman Island. There are several short but scenic hiking trails through a peaceful forest of old-growth firs and cedar trees, and a salmon spawning stream on Little George Creek.
The campground is located along the ocean in a forested setting on the east side of the island, about 2.5 miles (4 km) from the ferry dock to Vancouver Island.
Boyle Point Provincial Park, Denman Island, Gulf Islands, BC
Boyle Point Provincial Park is located on the southern point of Denman Island, off the east coast of Vancouver Island.
A forested trail leads through the park's second-growth forest to the sea. Although not a lengthy walk, this 1-mile (1.6 km across) excursion will give your legs a good workout, and you will be rewarded at the end of the trail with views of Hornby Island and Baynes Sound, as well as the strategically located lighthouse on Chrome Island just offshore.
Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park, Denman Island, BC
Located off the northwest tip of Denman Island, just offshore from Royston, is Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park. At spring low tide the 33-hectare Sandy Island is connected to Longbeak Point on Denman Island by an exposed sand bank. The marine park is ideal for day trips and overnight camping, and offers 8 rustic campsites set in a wonderful grove of Douglas-fir trees.


   Welcome to Denman Island sign at ferry terminal 
 Fence signs along Denman Road
 Store Sign on Denman Island

 Wood Art display on Denman Island across from the General Store
Art Display at the Old School Centre

 Des Kennedy's Home & Garden on Denman Island

 Coffee stand near Denman Island Ferry terminal
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Churches of Denman Island

The Dharma Fellowship 

The Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa maintains a Hermitage for meditation and spiritual practice on Denman Island.
Founded in 2005, the Hermitage provides simple facilities for those seeking spiritual renewal, for inner peace and self-realization, within a serene Buddhist setting.........
The Hermitage is made up of 60 acres of extremely beautiful gently rolling farm land, consisting of four open grassy meadows bounded by thick forest, and a number of buildings including a 30 foot Yurt used as our temple.........
http://www.dharmafellowship.org/hermitage/


Dharma Fellowship
7131 Denman Rd.
Denman Island, BC
V0R 1T0
p: 250.335.3377

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  Sign at Denman United Church  


Denman United Church
Denman Island United Church
4575 Denman Rd.
Denman Island, BC
V0R 1T0
p: 250.335.1103

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 St. Saviour's Anglican Church Sign

 St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Denman Island
Church having new siding install
Location : St. Saviour's Anglican Church at top of "ferry hill"
Contact : 250-335-0379
St. Saviours's Anglican Church of Canada est. 1917 
Denman Road, Denman Island, BC
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