Get away from it all at this remote Gulf Island cabin

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Sometimes it feels impossible to get away from the demands of modern life. It can feel like wherever you go, you’re surrounded by people and buildings and devices. But this incredible little cabin on Cortes Island, B.C., is proof that genuine moments of escape do exist.

The cabin is so isolated that to get there from Vancouver, you must take three separate ferries. The complicated travel process to reach the cabin is worth it, though—once you get there, you’re surrounded by blissful silence. So what do you do when you’re finally alone? Well, you can canoe or swim in the ocean, explore the nearby forest, or stay in and read or play one of the cabin’s many board games. The space is cozy and so homey that you might find yourself perfectly content to stay in.

Cortes Island is one of British Columbia’s Northern Gulf Islands, located in the channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland. It has a population of about 1,000, and there is a lot of wide open space between residences. The island is an ideal place to get away from the anxieties of urban life—it’s quiet, peaceful, and full of gorgeous scenery—and this cabin is the perfect place to enjoy it all from. Take a look, and get inspired for your next serene getaway.

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