Shirley’s History

“ In 1937, […] the construction of a hall and lean-to was built on a small parcel of land donated to the Association. Most of the work was done by the volunteers and all the materials were donated. […] Residents from around the area came to the hall for card games, dancing, dinners, crafts and more. Electric power came to Shirley in 1953, telephone services followed soon after. West Coast Road was built. Today, high tech living has become part of our life — TV, cell phone, and Internet. People move to this area from around the globe. Shirley’s landscape has indeed evolved over the years.”
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Places to Stay

Shirley offers the comfort and luxury of our coastal resorts. Or you can camp among the trees and along the ocean with the available camp sites. Either choice provides scenic views of the strait of Juan de Fuca and the old growth forests of Vancouver Island. Enjoy Salmon fishing, scuba diving, surfing, and wildlife viewing.

Camping and RV Resorts
Campgrounds & RV Resorts
Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts

Sheringham Point

Lighthouse

“Standing twenty metres high above the rocky coastline of southwest Vancouver Island, the Sheringham Point Lighthouse has served as a beacon of hope and salvation for more than 100 years. The lighthouse is located near Shirley, in an exposed section of the Juan de Fuca Strait, which is pounded by westerlies in the summer and easterlies in the winter. In June of 2015 the lighthouse was awarded Heritage Designation by the government of Canada, and joins 73 other lighthouses across the country. At this point the lighthouse itself is inaccessible but can be viewed from the outside.”
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20m tall
103yrs built in 1912
in 1988 it was automated
by 2015 74 Canadian Heritage Lighthouses

AS LOCAL AS LOCAL CAN BE

Most residents in Shirley and Jordan River are either self-employed (in the tourist industry, as artisans or with home based businesses, including contract and consulting work), retired, or commute daily to work in Sooke or Victoria. The largest employers in the community are Western Forest Products and the fifty year old Point-No-Point Resort. There are also four restaurants in the area and several B&B’s.

Stay and Explore
Camping

French Beach

Camping

French Beach offers year-round vehicle accessible camping in a beautiful natural setting within minutes walk to the ocean. Facilities include a picnic/day-use area, a sani-station, pit toilets and fresh water. More camping and hiking opportunities are located nearby at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Take a Closer Look ›

Orveas Bay Resort

Serene Stay

You will find your private Oceanfront Cottages and Beach House nestled among towering cedar trees with panoramic views across the Juan de Fuca Strait framed by the Majestic Olympic Mountains. Our Oceanfront Accommodation is a photographer’s paradise. Step into another world of lush, mystical rainforests, miles of secluded ocean beaches, West Coast Hiking Trails, Salmon Fishing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Bird and Whale Watching. Take a Closer Look ›

Shirley – Orveas Bay Resort
Shirley – Point No Point Resort

Point No Point Resort

Cozy Cabins

Situated on the rugged southwest coast of Vancouver Island, we look across the Straight of Juan de Fuca to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Hike the trails to several private beaches or cross a log bridge to the rocky point. We also have a private beach house at the eastern most trail where you can tuck in out of the rain and warm yourself next to the fire. There you’ll find lots of classic Adirondack arm chairs just begging for someone to relax with a good book or a pair of binoculars.Take a Closer Look ›
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