Recreation on Pender IslandPender Island offers community parks and many beach accesses and trails ranging from casual walks to vigorous hikes. Forest and intertidal ecosystems provide much to explore. Wildlife abounds – Eagles, whales, deer and more flourish here. You will see lots of life in the tidal pools as you explore the coast.

For further information on the Gulf Islands National Parks Reserve see Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Kayaking, canoeing, cruising, sailing, fishing, whale watching, diving … the ocean adventures are limitless on Pender.

Although Pender has steep windy roads, cyclists may find many areas with scenic, moderate routes to explore.

Pender Island has a 9-hole public golf course and also boasts a 27-hole championship and internationally famous disc golf course, commonly known as Frisbee golf.

Magic Lake is the main swimming spot. There is a swimming dock and picnic site located at the south end of the lake. There are also public swimming pools located at the resorts and marinas on island.