Thetis Island visitor information presents a basic guide to getting here and staying here. If you’re considering a visit to Thetis, please be aware of the following in order to make your stay as enjoyable as possible:
- There are no gas stations, shopping stores, campsites, or places to park an RV overnight.
- The local marinas are the only commercial establishments and have restaurants and convenience items for boaters.
- Visitors are advised to bring food, drinks, and everything you might need.
Call 911 for fire department and first responders. The island has a volunteer fire and paramedic service. Chemainus Health Care Centre has a 24 hour emergency room.
Burning permits are required for all outdoor fires from April 1st to October 31st and are issued by the Fire Department. The latest fire danger rating is posted at the ferry dock and lets everyone know about forest closures and fire restrictions. All visitors are encouraged to find and read the information on the notice. Pleaes understand that Thetis is very dry and considered ‘high risk’ during summer months. Improper campfire, bar-b-que, or cigarette disposal can ignite a wildfire and threaten the entire island.
Garbage disposal is up to the individual. Please take your garbage with you when you leave the island. There are dumpsters provided at the ferry terminal for instances when this is impractical. Please limit your offering to non-recyclables and in amounts equal to one small bag per week.
The Thetis Island Community Fund provides financial assistance to Thetis Island residents and the community at large to address education, medical treatment needs, support of seniors, and community well-being. Please visit this page if you would like to make a cash donation by Paypal.
Thank you for your interest in Thetis Island! We look forward to meeting you on your next trip here.