Norris Rocks


This small rocky islet 500 m off the southwest end of Hornby is located in the Marine Conservation Area. Winter storm waves break over the islet at high tide.

Access is by boat only. Please maintain your distance by boat, kayak, paddle-board, etc. to avoid disturbing wildlife. Please do not go ashore.

Steller and California sea lions live here from November–April, and harbour seals from May–October. Flocks of black turnstones are seen in winter. Gulls nest from May–July. Arctic, Pacific and common loons, oystercatchers, long tailed ducks and red phalaropes are observed on occasion. Many bird species reside off the island.

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