Dock in Browning Harbour, Pender Islands.

(Adrian Dorst photo)

Pender Islands

Things to Do

Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

On the Gulf Islands activity scale, Pender Island is midway between bustling Salt Spring Island and the ultimate in low-key, do-it-yourself getaways, Saturna Island.

Visitors can relax in style and enjoy the low-key creature comforts that make island life in this temperate, environmentally pristine part of the world so pleasant.

Kayaking and beachcombing are among the many water activities here. Hikers make tracks on mostly gentle parkland trails. Cyclists, golfers, arts aficionados and shoppers are also well served.

And there's no shortage of fine accommodations and first-rate, mostly casual dining establishments.

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