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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Taking a break at Russell Island
Eagles and seabirds swirl in the skies above the Salish Sea, sheltered, islet-dotted waters teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises. Kayak, hike or cycle a lush paradise with rare eco-systems basking in a Mediterranean-like climate - the forested Gulf Islands are laced with trails leading to mountaintop viewpoints, lighthouses, and reminders of First Nations and pioneer pasts, while their shores and lagoons are a haven for thriving birdlife.
Annual Closure: From November 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, a portion of Sidney Spit in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve will be closed to the public to facilitate fallow deer hunting by Coast Salish First Nations. Refer to the Important Bulletin for more information.