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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

What's New

We’ve gone Social!

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is now live on Facebook and Twitter, and we want you to join us! Share your unique Gulf Islands experiences in our social space with #mygulfislands, and we’ll treat you to helpful tips, spectacular images, and the latest and greatest in park news and activities. So Like us on Facebook ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter 'FOLLOW' us on Twitter and take part in the conversation today!

Nature Calling! Explora Trail Apps

Explora trail application
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Here’s how it works. You download the Explora Trail app before you head out into the park. When you reach certain spots on the trail, GPS-triggered fun appears on your phone. Take mini quizzes. See historic photos. Listen to audio clips. Watch videos. Looking for something that gets your gadget-addicted family outside? Watch our website for details on the Explora Trail App launch, coming soon.

Love at First Sight

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Ready to get a lot closer to wildlife without moving an inch? We are installing four new high-powered viewscopes at various locations in the park. Catch the glint in an orca’s eye at East Point on Saturna Island. Count sea lion whiskers at Georgina Point on Mayne Island. Do some serious bird-watching at the Sidney Spit lagoon on Sidney Island. If you like a little heart-thumping exercise, climb to the top of Mount Norman on Pender Island. Follow eagles soaring on the updrafts with the new viewscope there.

Reservations available for Sidney Spit Camping

Child playing on the beach
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You can now reserve your campsite at Sidney Spit (Sidney Island) simply by visiting the Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service at or by phone at 1-877-737-3783. Our new service will allow visitors to choose their own campsite in all three of the park’s reservable campgrounds.