• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,147.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,130.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,735.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,340.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,067.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,867.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,667.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,462.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,217.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,217.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,192.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,135.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,117.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,017.50
  • (All prices include CAD $892.50 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 7
Ends with lunch on July 12

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on July 11*
7:15-8:15am Morning Yoga on July 8-11*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on July 8*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on July 10, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
1:30-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on July 11*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-10:30pm Sunset Lagoon Paddle on July 8**
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on July 7

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $525

Package Price: $1,002.50 - $1,840 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees.

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Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures

With Bill Ophoff

July 7 - 12, 2019

The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena as you adventure forth with our knowledgeable, fun-loving naturalist. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colorful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog. Our lush temperate rain forest is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, raven and eagles.

Discover the magic of this island jewel as you:

  • Board 43-foot schooner Misty Isles for a half-day sail. Watch for orcas, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and dolphins while learning about the area’s history. Land on awe-inspiring Mitlenatch Island, home of the largest sea bird colony in the Salish Sea and known by naturalists as “the Galapagos of the Georgia Strait.” Follow trails through the early-summer wildflowers to the wildlife blinds, an opportunity to watch the nesting birds up close.
  • Kayak into the sunset with bald eagles and seals or paddle under the stars amidst the ‘fairydust’ of bioluminescence.
  • Join in Hollyhock’s famous oyster barbecue on the beach.

All levels of fitness and experience welcome. Just bring your spirit of adventure!

This program is limited to 12 participants.


Bill Ophoff
Bill Ophoff has a background in geography and biology, is a naturalist world traveler, and has been Hollyhock’s resident naturalist for 25 years. Hollyhock guests often rave about our naturalist excursions, and more often than not, they are talking about Bill and his quirky sense of humour. Bill landed on Cortes…
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