Mudge Island

" A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. "

Pope John Paul II 


Mudge Island is located between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island near Nanaimo. There are 60 permanent residents on Mudge Island. This number blossoms to 200 residents during the summer months. 

Mudge Island was settled in the 1880’s. There is no industry on Mudge Island. There is no ferry service to Mudge Island. There is a private marina on the Island that permits boat docking for a small fee. 

Mudge Island is only 4 kilometres long yet this unique gem has power, cable, and telephone. There are several dirt roads on Mudge Island. Most people get around on foot or on bicycle. Some residents have barged vehicles to the Island. There is an increasing number of golf carts on Mudge Island. 

There are no services on Mudge Island. There are several artisans and home base businesses. Most people commute to Gabriola Island or Nanaimo for work and for all services. 

If you are considering calling Mudge Island home, BC Island has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale on Mudge Island.

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 Mudge Island. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds can be found in the Your West Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying on Mudge Island, 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 Mudge Island has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week on Mudge Island using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

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