Home Housing


Moving to Hornby is a life-changing decision, and the best we hope you will make. Hornby Island extends a particular welcome to young families wishing to raise children in this magical place. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need to discuss your plans, dreams, and obstacles – we can probably point you in the right direction: our goal is to help you get established.


Renting on Hornby can be a challenge with limited year-round rental accommodation available.  The community is aware of tightness in the market, and we are working to remediate it through a variety of means, including a new low-income housing development at ISLA.  People looking for rental accommodation can benefit from the HIRRA Housing Committee: Assistance in developing a profile, or match-making with owners can be offered.

If you are coming for a few weeks or a few months, many vacation rental places may be able to accommodate you. Please check listings on this site.

Property Owners

Property owners are required to follow Island Trust bylaws in developing and maintaining their lands. All information related to bylaws and requirements can be found here.

If you might be interested in providing a year-round or winter rental opportunity, please view useful information here, and feel free to contact us for advice and support!