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Guest Info

Amenities

Showers are in the main building directly behind the tents. Please use water sparingly. We are on a limited aquifer and drought conditions in the summer. We often rinse off, turn off the tap and then soap up and rinse again. Please ensure taps are turned off. Each shower has shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Please bring your own towels. 

Our cook shack is a covered area with two large BBQ’s, stove top, counter top oven, pizza oven, fridges. We provide a kettle, tea pots, and french press for coffee. pots and pans, cutlery, and dishes. Water that comes out of taps in cook shack and washrooms is Island Health approved for drinking. During tasting hours, half of the cook shack converts into a commercial kitchen to be used by our chef.

The beach access is a path between the Flora and Kowloon tents. Our Fossil Beach Farm paddle boards and lifejackets are available to use at your own risk during high tide and calm seas. To the left of the beach past the point is a sand area that is lovely for swimming at higher tides.



Glamping FAQ

On site cider tasting is available Saturday and Sunday 1- 5 for May, June and September. Wednesday to Sunday 1-5 pm for July and August. If you are staying with us outside of these times and would like to do a tasting please ask during your stay! In July and August we have music nights on Sundays from 5pm – 8pm. We offer pre book online for the meals for these events.

Please note that we do not have WIFI, there is however a strong LTE signal at the farm so cellphones and personal data work well. 

EV – We do not have a charging station. Very limited availability to plug into our cidery building outside of cider and events hours. There is a charging station at the Credit Union. 

Thank you for choosing Fossil Beach Farm for your Hornby Island getaway!

We look forward to having you in our little slice of paradise.



Our Pet Policy

We no longer allow pets in any of our glamping tents. Pets are welcome for cider tasting on leash.

Fire, Smoking

Each tent comes with a propane fire pit for your enjoyment. A fire extinguisher is located at each tent. In the height of fire season we reserve the right to discontinue the use of fire pits. No beach fires are allowed. Smoking is only allowed in a designated area near the cidery building. Hornby is often in extreme fire hazard rating in the summer months please use extreme caution.

Bookings

  • All rates are in Canadian dollars.
  • Taxes are included in all bookings.
  • We require 30 days cancellation for accommodation. Cancelation fee is $50 per booking.
  • Please purchase travellers insurance we no longer provide refunds if you have COVID.
  • Check in 4pm, Check out 10am
  • Rates based on double occupancy for adults (except Flora which is 4). Please see below which tents accommodate children.
  • Extra persons over 12 are $40.60 per person per night.
  • Please email [email protected] to add persons or if you have questions.

Emergency

  • Please dial 911 fire, police, or ambulance.
  • Medical clinic: 250-335-3036
  • Fire department: 250.335.2611
  • Coast guard search and rescue: 1-800-567-5111
  • Poison Control: 1-800-567-8911

Please note that you are on an island away from a hospital. If you need emergency services please dial 911. Please come to the island prepared with your own medications etc. There is no pharmacy on the island. First aide kit available onsite.

Families

Our farm welcomes children! First four tents are child friendly. Our Lanta tent is small but there is room for one child on the floor. Our Straddie and Cortez tents have room for two children. For those tents you are required to bring your own floor bedding for the children. Our Flora tent has two queen sized beds to accommodate families. (Discovery, San Jaun, and Kowloon are Adult only).

Water

All of the taps offer potable, tested water. Please use the water sparingly and ensure all taps are off after use. Water on Hornby Island is in limited supply during the dry months.

A Working Farm

Fossil Beach Farm is a working farm. We have cattle that may be in the area, as well as opossums (seen mostly at night), deer, Canadian geese, eagles, and many other types of birds. Please respect the wildlife both on and off the property.

Your Safety

The farm sits on high bank waterfront, please do not go close to the edge of the bank and stay behind fences. You will get hurt if you fall down the bank. Please use the marked beach access. Fossil Beach Farm is not responsible for any injuries that result for not following these directions.

Please follow the signs on the property, if it says do not enter it means there is a danger.

Rules and Regulations:

1) Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated at any time. We reserve the right to evict persons not behaving appropriately. EG: Disrespect to property, people, wildlife etc.

2) All guests are subject to the rules and regulations of the BC HOTEL KEEPERS Act – including eviction for unruly or undesirable persons on the property.

3) Quiet time is 10 PM – 8AM, please be respectful of everyone and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.  No amplified music at any time.

4) No parties or outside guests allowed in the glamping area.

5) Guest alcohol is permitted at your individual tent, please drink responsibly given you are of age. No outside alcohol is permitted at the tasting and events area during events and tasting hours. 

6) Garbage and recycling must be collected and put in appropriate bins by the cookhouse. 

7) No fireworks, guns, weapons, or drones allowed on the property.

8) Each tent comes with one full propane tank for your fire pit. Do not leave fire pit’s unattended.

9) Absolutely no wood fires allowed on the property or beach. Hornby Island is often at an extreme fire hazard and due to our remote location fire services are limited.

10) Drive with caution and please respect other guests, wildlife and livestock by going slow.

11) We do not allow retreats, parties, weddings, elopements etc.