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
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.
Skies and shorelines bustle with birdlife while the waters of the Salish Sea surrounding Gulf Islands National Park Reserve teem with marine life from otters to orcas - a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
Paddle a kayak amid the Gulf Islands’ sheltered labyrinth of islands and islets, exploring rocky shorelines and hidden coves, spotting birdlife and marine creatures before camping on a beach you have all to yourself.
Sail or cruise amid the labyrinth of small and large Southern Gulf Islands, past serene bays and rocky shorelines, stopping for a beach picnic, a woodland hike or to visit an historic Hawaiian homestead.