Sports and Recreation

Sailing in Plumper Sound off Pender Island, British Columbia
Sailing in Plumper Sound off Pender Island, British Columbia

The Penders are fortunate in having more beach accesses for their size than any other Gulf Island. Discover your own postcard sized place in the sun by picking up a map showing these accesses at Windermere Reality in Driftwood Mall. The beaches may be inviting, but the water is frigid all around the Penders.

Many hikes are to be found on both North and South Pender. One of the most beautiful is the hike through from Roesland on North Pender over to Roe Lake and down to Shingle Bay. Mt. Norman trail offers panoramic views, and other shorter trails are yours to discover. They are all marked by signs.

Try your hand at disc golf. The Penders are unique in having their own Frisbee golf disc park and tournaments are held here regularly every summer. The use of the park is free but bring your own Frisbees.

Tee up at a regular the Pender Island Golf & Country Club. The Penders nine hole golf course features a club house with popular fare, rentals, carts and a golf pro. It’s an enjoyable way to meet the locals, who consider themselves fortunate that they can golf from March to November.

Kayaking and scuba diving in our world renowned waters is a popular activity. Lessons, oxygen, rentals, and guided tours and dives are all available.

Trail riding is another option for all horse lovers.

Fishing and boating are popular pastimes and the Penders have three marinas offering various services and rentals.

Bicycles can be rented and repaired on the Penders. Although most of the islands are hilly, there are circular tours and a few routes that take cyclists away from most of the traffic, even in summer.

Bicycles and scooters are available from Otter Bay Marina. Kayaks can be rented from Pender Island Kayak Adventures at Port Browning.