Wendy and Cory are your hosts at Ahoy Guesthouse, along with our daughter. We all love meeting new people and showing off our island and community. We are committed to making our guests feel welcomed and taken care of. Each guest wants something a little different from their vacation on Protection Island and we do our best to support that, whether it is a private, quiet space or a more interactive experience with us.
As a 6th generation Vancouver Islander and an avid traveler, Wendy really enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of this region with guests. Wendy’s passions include travel, sailing, beachtime, reading, gardening, yoga, her lovely island community, and hanging out with her family. Favourite events of the year include concerts by musical islanders, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, various Pride events, Protection Island Fall Fair, and of course family holidays. In terms of travel, Wendy did a fair bit of backpacking in Europe, Asia, and Africa when she was younger and has continued to travel as an adult and a parent in Europe and the Americas. When traveling, she loves to learn about local people and customs, try new food, hear new music, check out local sites, and relax. Wendy is currently disabled with Lyme Disease and ME/CFS and is learning every day to celebrate the small things. Profits from Ahoy Guesthouse go towards her medical treatment.
Raised in the Okanagan (interior of BC), Cory has lived on the west coast all her adult life. She loves biking, singing, sailing, and more. Like Wendy, she loves attending the various social events on Protection Island, such as concerts by our fabulous local musicians or by touring artists, the annual fundraising concert for the Village Medical Project of Sierra Leone, and the Fall Fair. Family holidays, pride events, and trips to Vancouver to hang out with our older daughter also rank highly. Cory is the witty one of the family, and the one who fixes stuff. While her travels have been less plentiful, they have been a lot of fun and have provided insight into the kinds of information and space that travelers and visitors enjoy.
Guests to Ahoy Guesthouse will also meet our spunky 13 year old daughter who loves to introduce the island to our youngest guests. Finally, guests will likely meet our laid back, friendly dog Libby who lives part-time with us (and who is not allowed in the guest suite!).