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Person relaxing and laying on hammock by the beach during sunset on Pender Island BC

Pender Island, BC


Discover The Penders (two islands linked by a small bridge), popular for relaxing retreats, romantic escapes and family fun, and offer many beautiful beaches and lots of water sports. 

Pender Island map with BC Ferries routes and nearby cities in Southern Gulf Islands

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Nearby cities

Camping spot at rocky point where several tents are set up right by the ocean with purple sunset on Salt Spring Island BC

Salt Spring Island

Visit the largest Southern Gulf Island, famous for sunshine, scenery, relaxation, freshly-picked organic produce, and local art. Salt Spring Island is located between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver, and is easy to get to from any direction with three ferry terminals: Vesuvius Bay, Fulford Harbour and Long Harbour. 

A wooden pier leading out into the open waters facing a small nearby island at Bennet Bay on Mayne Island during sunset

Mayne Island

Take the ferry from Victoria (Swartz Bay), Vancouver (Tsawwassen) or from another Southern Gulf Island to the unspoiled and quiet Mayne Island. The sandy beaches, picturesque sea views and laid-back atmosphere make this island the perfect place to relax. 

The rocks and tide pools by the waters of the Strait of Georgia in Cable Bay on Galiano Island BC

Galiano Island

Unwind in the natural beauty of Galiano Island, rich with lush forests and sandstone beaches. Try a variety of water sports or simply sit back and enjoy stunning views.

House boats at Fisherman


Visit the lush and beautiful oceanfront city of Victoria. The city is rich in British heritage, has the oldest Chinatown in Canada, and is home to the historic BC Parliament Buildings. You can enjoy lots of water and land activities, and taste a variety of craft beers and fresh seafood.

Known as the Garden City, Victoria is always in bloom and has one of the mildest climates in Canada—perfect for a trip any time of the year. 



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