Hollyhock lies on the sunniest southeastern beach of Cortes Island, British Columbia. Cortes is nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound, between the glaciers of Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountain range of the mainland, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Vancouver.
Accommodation packages range from camping to private rooms and prices range from $97 a night to $315 a night. All packages include: Three healthy, organic vegetarian meals daily with weekly wild seafood dinners and beachside oyster barbecues, naturalist guided walks through a spectacular temperate rain forest, relaxing and rejuvenating morning movement or yoga and meditation class, unlimited access to the outdoor hot tub, library and beverage/toast bar with juices, teas and coffee. During your stay, make sure you take a walk along the beachfront or the bio diverse forest trails and breathe in the fresh air and beauty of the restorative garden. For more information about Hollyhock Retreat Centre visit their website at: www.hollyhock.ca.
For guests staying offsite, there is an mandatory all inclusive meal and day use fee of $78 per day, plus tax (includes access to Hollyhock amenities and 3 meals a day).
Getting to and from Cortes Island is now easier than ever. Options include:
- Floatplane direct to Cortes Island from downtown Vancouver (Corilair) or YVR Airport (Vancity Seaplanes)
- Airplane from YVR South Terminal (Pacific Coastal) or Main Terminal (Central Mountain Air) to Campbell River, BC and then a Water Taxi to Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island (Discovery Launch) *Tip: Inquire about a shared water taxi and book your flight accordingly.
- Driving to Campbell River and take a BC Ferry to Quadra Island and then a BC Ferry from Quadra to Cortes Island. Check out Hollyhock’s Rideshare Board to catch or post a ride in your vehicle.
- Additional travel tips are on the Hollyhock website.
SVI Hollyhock Schedule:
Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 12th followed by an opening reception at 5:00pm. We encourage you to join us at the reception and take advantage of the opportunity to meet new participants and catch up with old friends. The conference concludes at noon on Sunday, September 16th. More about the agenda here.
Please ensure you make reservations in advance for a smooth journey and cost savings!
"Hollyhock is a phenonmenal venue. And SVI has truly changed the way I approach my company, lifestyle and career. The ripples have just begun."
- SVI 2010 Participant