If you like to get a sense of Quadra Island before you reach it, upon boarding the ferry in Campbell River walk up to the passenger lounge and read the bulletin board. Bulletin boards contain precious signs of island life in small, often handwritten, characters and vivid colors. Need a ride to Victoria? New to the island and looking for a place to rent? In the mood for a spiritual retreat? Ready to re-do your patio or deck? Want to sell or buy photography, paintings, ceramics, stone jewelry? You’ll find it all on the Powell River Queen’s lively bulletin board–one of the best on the coast.