• Heron Rocks Peace Garden
  • Hilary Newitt Brown
  • Annual Plant Sale and Berry Tea

Welcome to Heron Rocks Friendship Centre

Heron Rocks is a unique piece of land holding an oasis of oak, fir and arbutus. Underneath there lies in spring a carpet of blue camus dotted with yellow buttercup by the shores of sandstone rock with sealion and seal swooping by in grey southeastly seas or dark blue northwesterly waters.  Gulls, shorebirds of so many species alight these shores. And too H.B. and Hilary alighted by rowboat these shores so many years ago. They became the stewards enchanted by the beauty of this place.

by Josi Fletcher

Mission Statement

Heron Rocks Friendship Centre, a non-profit Society based on Hornby Island, is committed to care for the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre property; and to provide leadership and example on contemporary issues which encourage people to live in peace, harmony and sustainability with each other and the environment.

To the end, we offer local programming, a newsletter for our membership and financial incentives for youth to participate in programs which reflect our values. We liase, educate and advocate on matters of social justice, culture and the environment.

Latest News
Click here for more photos of the changing seasons of the orchard

Click here for more photos of the changing seasons of the orchard

Enjoy these images of the orchard throughout the year.

School Orchard Project

School Orchard Project

Submitted by Phyllis Victory
Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Armstrong

Heron Rocks Friendship Society has undertaken a joint project with the Hornby Island >more

Orchard Wassailing

Orchard Wassailing

Each January at the Heron Rocks heritage orchard the Friendship Centre holds a wassailing event. The word ‘wassail’ is >more

Fall Fair Soup Stall

Fall Fair Soup Stall

The Friendship Centre runs a soup and tea stall during the Fall Fair which is held on either the second >more