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We invite you to explore all Hollyhock has to offer.

EAT  BODYWORK  |  SHOP |  EXPLORE  |  BOOKS |  PARTNER ACTIVITIES

Hollyhock Restaurant

We look forward to welcoming you to our oceanside restaurant, where our menus are inspired by the seasons of west coast British Columbia. Working alongside our amazing team of production gardeners we design dishes to bring you closer to the land and sea.

Menus: Our seasonally inspired chef-driven pre-set menus are served banquet style at breakfast lunch and dinner, allowing us to cook each meal fresh from scratch to best showcase our beautiful local ingredients.

Meal Times & Prices: Meals are includedIncluded with your accommodations but if you are not staying with us and would like to dine in our restaurant, pending availability, you will need to make a reservation one-day in advance, by calling (250) 935-0525 or emailing [email protected]

  • Breakfast | 8:00-9:00 am | $22
  • Lunch | 12:30-1:30 pm | $30
  • Dinner | 6:30-7:30 pm | $62 
  • Oyster BBQ | $18 (1-2 times per week, day varies)

Sourcing Priorities: We support small local businesses first, sourcing as much of our products from within BC as possible with as many coming from small local producers as we can.

Sourcing Partners:

  • Cortes Island; Reef Point Farm, C-Fin fishing, Winter Wind Fish, Gathering Place Spices, Becca’s Beans, Outlandish Shellfish Co.
  • Vancouver Island; Mclintock Farm, Natural Pastures, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Avalon, Westholme Teas, Gunter Brothers
  • BC and beyond; Discovery Organics, Horizon Distribution, Gordon Food Services, 63 acres, Rossdown Farms.

Dietary FAQ

Current diets we can accommodate:

  • Omnivore, including locally sourced meats
  • Pescatarian 
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free

We understand that dietary preferences and restrictions are important considerations, and we want to provide you with the most accurate information.

Our retreat center currently faces limitations in accommodating complex diets due to various logistical and resource constraints. While we strive to offer a nourishing and enjoyable experience for all participants, we may not be equipped to meet highly specific dietary requirements.

We want to be transparent about our capabilities to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any specific concerns or questions about our current offerings, we’d be happy to discuss them further and explore potential alternatives. Please call us at 1-800-933-6339 at the time of booking to discuss your options.

If you have a severe dietary allergy that requires you to carry an EpiPen®, please call us at 1-800-933-6339 at the time of booking to discuss your options.

If you have complex dietary requirements or food intolerance(s), please call us at 1-800-933-6339 at the time of booking to discuss your options.

We can provide gluten free options but do not have a celiac kitchen. Although we do our best to avoid it, some cross contamination may be present. Please call us at 1-800-933-6339 at the time of booking to discuss your options.

Meals are served banquet style. In addition to the plated main meal the salad bar is provided at lunch and dinner. Breakfast generally includes eggs, toast station, fruit/yogurt and granola bar.

In our post covid world, we now serve plated meals. Similar to at a wedding, you select your meal plan when you register. Our hosts will bring your plate to your table. Ensure you have picked up your flower from the host stand if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We continue to encourage our guests to bus their own dirty dishes.

Learn more about why Hollyhock now serves meat.

Healing Arts

Restore yourself with our comprehensive Healing Arts offerings and allow our skilled practitioners to rebalance your mind, body, and spirit in our serene and tranquil forest surroundings. Offerings include massage, acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, tarot readings and astrology sessions.

To view our complete list of offerings and book, go to the following link

For questions and support, please contact us at [email protected] or at 250-935-6937.

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Shop

Carefully selected artisanal and local products, including books, clothes, jewelry, edibles, and more. Take home treasured memories of your visit and unique gifts for friends and family.

Hollyhock Store | Open 9:00am – 5:00pm Everyday from May – October.

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Explore

Weekly activities are available for Campus guests and staff. Please book privately if you are not staying in accommodations with us.

Garden Tour

Scheduled weekly at 8:00am

Our abundant garden is open for visitors anytime. Join us for a guided tour of the thousands of birds, bees, and blooms located in this multi-coloured paradise. Get tips on gardening or harvesting – or just take a seat on a bench for a ten-minute nature meditation. 

For large groups or private tour requests, please contact the store at 250-935-6937 or [email protected]

 

Yoga/Tai Chi/Movement Classes

Most days from 7-8am ($10 cash drop-in) or Private Booking….. $100 for private session, maximum of 4 people. Enjoy a range of yoga & movement styles or tai chi with attentive guidance from our experienced teachers. Includes yoga mats and props.

Kelly leads our yoga classes starting off each with some grounding and breathe awareness followed by a sweet vinyasa flow with plenty of options and variations given for all types and levels.

Hui leads our tai chi classes that she bases on the concept of Tai Chi Dao Yin, which simplifies different forms of Tai Chi Chuan movements into a continuous action. It is a moving meditation suitable for all types of people. You will flow with the internal Qi and explore the natural spiral with your entire body, unifying it as one.

 

Sunrise with Seabirds

Private Booking….. $50 + $5 each additional person

Wake up to the natural beauty of Cortes, with this early-morning guided walk along the beach with Hollyhock Naturalist Bill Ophoff, and learn about the seabirds, shellfish, plants and ocean wildlife surrounding our island paradise. Bring your camera, curiosity and water shoes.

 

Guided Nature Walk

Private Booking….. $50 + $5 each additional person | 2 hours, 6 people maximum

Walk through beautiful forest while listening to stories about our island’s unique flora, fauna, and history from our experienced naturalist. Birds and wildflowers are at their vibrant peak.

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Cortes Partner Activites

Hollyhock is partnered with a number of activity providers on Cortes Island. Book directly with our partners for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or sailing adventures!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Private Booking through SUP Cortes

Imagine floating on the clear ocean water surrounding Cortes Island. Let yourself be immersed by the gentle rocking of the ocean and the fresh saltwater breeze kissing your skin, bringing calm to your nervous system.

Kayaking and Sailing

Private Booking through Misty Isles Adventures

Kayaking

Experience an exhilarating sunset paddle with bioluminescence lighting up your every stroke, or visit a First Nations pictograph site. These guided kayak trips require no previous experience. All are welcome.

Sailing

For an afternoon adventure, board the West Coast schooner Misty Isles, a 43- foot gaff rigged sailing vessel. Tour the world-renowned Desolation Sound, where mountains rise up from the sea, or Mitlenatch Island—the largest seabird breeding rookery in the Strait of Georgia. While under sail or being powered by the quiet, fuel efficient engine, Misty Isles is environment and wildlife friendly.

Bookings can be made by calling the Hollyhock store at 250-935-6937.
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Hollyhock Books

Need some literary companionship during your stay? Search our online catalogue of books in our lending library or purchase a book in the store!

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