HUNTING is not permitted on the island nor is the discharge of firearms. So the "garden-fed" deer are almost tame and sheep may safely graze.
FISHING has been a popular local pastime for about 5000 years, but in the present age licenses are required, and available at the Gas Station. Don’t hesitate to enlist the aid of a cheerful local, or two, to aid you up the dock with your monster catch.
FIRES Please visit the Mayne Island Fire Rescue website for up to date information regarding burning regulations and permits. Fires pose a severe hazard on our heavily forested island. Outside fires are often strictly forbidden during the hot, dry summer months. Please carefully extinguish fires and cigarettes.
WATER needs to be conserved, especially in the dry summer months.
WEATHER Annual rainfall averages about thirty inches (750 mm), less than half of Vancouver’s. Most of this rain falls between mid October and mid March. Summers by contrast are very dry with average summer temperatures in the 20 to 25 Celsius (about 75º F). Winter averages rarely go below freezing and it seldom snows though we have had a temperature of -12º Celsius (10º F).