Thank you for being a supporter of the Rural Islands Economic Partnership’s (RIEP) pandemic recovery initiative Island COMEBACK. Since May of 2020 hundreds of visitors to this site have been able to purchase gift certificates or donate to over 160 participating businesses spanning all of BC’s rural islands and coastal region.

Now, the RIEP Team has moved forward to further address the unique needs of Island and Coastal businesses and non-profits with the establishment of Rising Tide Business Services, dedicated to providing cost effective marketing services and solutions through a rural islands lens.

As a result, effective March 22, 2023, this website will ‘close its doors’ and no longer offer:

  • Gift Certificates and/or Donations for your Island COMEBACK listed business

  • Registration for Island COMEBACK for new business/organizations sign-ups

If you have received a gift certificate: 

  • Your gift certificate payments have been received by the business and should be honoured.

We are so grateful for your involvement over these years, and look forward to continue supporting rural economic health and resiliency.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns, we are around to help!

Sincerely, the RIEP Team

Welcome to Island COMEBACK! This is where you can support British Columbia's rural island and remote coastal community businesses, artisans, food producers and community organizations impacted by COVID-19. These are the people who are dedicated to helping keep the ‘island vibe alive’.

All receive 100% of the revenues from gift certificates and donations.

By purchasing a Gift Certificate, or Making a Donation, you are helping BC’s rural islands and remote coastal communities recover and thrive.

The pandemic has since created a new era for online commerce. As a result, Island COMEBACK, over the coming months, will be evaluating how best to serve rural island communities in this new era - in the meantime registration is closed to new business/organizations sign-ups.

We CONTINUE to encourage visitors to check out the 160 businesses and organizations listed here, purchase a gift certificate or donate.


Are you a Rural Island business, farm, artisan, or non-profit?
We're here for YOU.
Join the Rural Islands Economic Partnership Society

Island COMEBACK supports the rural islands of BC -- Bowen, Cormorant, Cortes, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Malcolm, Mayne, Pender, Quadra, Salt Spring, Saturna, Texada, Thetis; the coastal communities of the Port Alice, Port McNeill and Port Hardy, the Broughton Archipelago, and the Indigenous communities with traditional or reserve lands in these communities.

No one's an island; no one island can be resilient alone.

TOGETHER we are making a COMEBACK!

Island COMEBACK Gift Certificates have no cash value and are non-refundable. We cannot predict if a business may close due to COVID-19 in the future. Purchasers, be mindful of this during time of purchase.