The governance of Hornby Island is divided between the Comox Valley Regional District, which has responsibility for services, the Hornby Island Residents' and Ratepayers' Association which administers some regional districts under contract and the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee which has responsibility for land use planning and regulation under the Islands Trust Act. These three entities strive to work closely together to effectively co-ordinate Government for the Island.

Island Services provides an overview of non-profit and membership services available on Hornby Island. A number of services, not provided locally, are available in the Comox Valley.

As Hornby Island is a two ferry journey from Vancouver Island Transportation is an important issue. We list all means of getting yourself, or goods off and on the island.