Visit Pender Island

Where your nature exists in harmony with ours.

Reset your inner clock to island time when you explore the two islands of Pender. Find a mix of charming, modern, and tried and true amongst lush forests, picturesque coves and beaches, farmlands, rolling hills, lakes and small mountains. Cycle, fish, hike, boat, sail, scuba dive, golf or just relax into a romantic getaway at the resorts, cafes, bistros, bakery, pub, studios and the shops of the Driftwood Centre.

Pender Island is located in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver on the mainland and Sidney on Vancouver Island, just north of the American San Juan Islands.

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July 23, 2021

story and photos by Hans Tammemagi Whenever I visit Roesland — which is often, for it is one my favourite places on Pender Island — I head straight for Roe Islet, the elongated island (about 300 m in length by 40 m across) that pokes due westward into the Salish Sea. Walking from the parking lot, I pass the old...