Fanny Bay

" Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world. "

Jean Vanier 


Fanny Bay is a small seaside community located on the shores of Baynes Sound on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Fanny Bay is centrally located between Parksville and Courtenay. Fanny Bay is home to 750 land and sea farmers and artisans. 

Fanny Bay is famous for its oysters. Aquaculture began in the community around 1947 and has grown to include oysters, manila clams, savoury clams, mussels, and scallops. There are several seafood shops from which to purchase the ocean’s bounty. 

The Fanny Bay Estuary is a 160 acre protected park and is home to a diverse bird population. The Ships Point Peninsula shelters the bay making it a great spot for swimming in the summer. There are plenty of opportunities for fishing, golfing, and hiking. Be sure to explore the community for those farm gate sales. 

Services in Fanny Bay are minimal but do include a community school, gas station, and community hall. There is a gift shop, convenience store, seafood shops, cafe, and pub. 

If you are considering calling Fanny Bay home, BC Island has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Fanny Bay.

Your West has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Fanny Bay. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Fanny Bay, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Fanny Bay has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Fanny Bay using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Fanny Bay community calendar on Your West every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.