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We invite you to explore all Hollyhock has to offer.

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Eat-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 globally 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 fresh local ingredients.

Meal Times & Prices: Included with 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 | $19
  • Lunch | 12:30-1:30 pm | $27
  • Dinner | 6:30-7:30 pm | $52 
  • Oyster BBQ | $15 (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.
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Two women at the Hollyhock Campus meditating
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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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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

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People on a nature walk during a Hollyhock retreat in Cortes Island, BC
The labyrinth a great illustration of the journey
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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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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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Man on a boat looking at the water and Hollyhock Retreat Centre
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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


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.


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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Do you live on Cortes Island or spend a lot of time here? Sign up for Island Insider, our local newsletter, to get live updates on campus happenings!

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