Things to do
All Parks Canada land on Sidney Island will be closed for public safety reasons to facilitate hunting by First Nations from November 1, 2020 until February 28, 2021. For more information
Visiting Gulf Islands National Park Reserve will be different than previous years. Be prepared, and know what is open and closed before you go.
With urban centres close by, the Gulf Islands are an easily accessible natural oasis. Sail or paddle a kayak on sheltered waterways through a scenic maze of islands thriving with wildlife from seabirds to whales. Explore the reserve’s 15 islands amid history and wilderness chiming with songbirds, hiking to mountaintop views of snowy ranges. Visit on a self-guided day-trip or stay for longer camping or kayaking adventures.
Stretch your winter legs by exploring some of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve’s 13 designated trails.
Visit our Staff Favourites page for inspiration planning your next trip to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
Check out the best places to see wildlife - including shore based whale watching!