Welcome to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island

The South Island includes the pastoral Saanich peninsula and a rugged southwest coastline framed by postcard views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the towering peaks of Washington State’s Olympic Mountain range. Victoria, the most populous area on Vancouver Island, is still quiet enough to attract residents who treasure peace, serenity and all kinds of holistic opportunities to stay fit and healthy. It’s possible thanks to numerous parks, easy-access beaches, recreation facilities, yoga studios and two of Canada’s best family hiking and biking routes – the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails.

The Gulf Islands are the heart of the Salish Sea. Each island has it's own distinctive character yet all sharing unspoilt natural beauty and a sublimely tranquil pace of life. The people who reside here have set their clocks to “Island Time,” and that means no fuss, no rush (at least until it’s time to catch the next ferry out). The southern Gulf Islands sit pretty along Vancouver Island’s eastern coastline, stretching from Saturna near the Canada/ U.S.maritime border north to Gabriola off shore from Nanaimo. A half dozen of the larger islands are home to vibrant communities.

About Pender Island
As a popular holiday & recreation destination, Pender Island has approximately 2500 full-time residents with an additional 5000 part-time residents joining us in the summer months. The majority of Pender's population resides on North Pender, where the largest amount of services and amenities are located.
About Saturna Island
Saturna Island is one of the larger Gulf Islands in size (96 sq.km/38 sq.mi.) with a resident population of around 350 people. There is regular ferry service from Vancouver on the mainland or from Victoria on Vancouver Island.
About Victoria
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island, located about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the city of Vancouver on the mainland.Often cited as one of the top cities in the world for quality-of-life, Canada's 15th most populous urban region features the mildest climate in the country and a charming cultural atmosphere of old-meets-new.
About Sidney
Sidney on Vancouver Island, BC is one of the most delightful towns in all of Canada. A municipality of Greater Victoria with a population (at the time of this writing) of approximately 12,318 people, Sidney offers the amenities of city living with something almost of the village feel of urban Europe.