Community Information

Approximately 2,500 permanent residents and many more seasonal residents call North and South Pender Island home.

People on Pender
Pender’s diverse community is comprised of young families, retired seniors, farmers, craftspeople, and seasonal workers. Pender’s natural ocean setting, park land and beaches as well as the community spirit has drawn people here from all over of the world. We share our spectacular surroundings with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including black-tailed deer, river otters, orcas and over 175 species of birds.
People on Pender take pride in their local natural environment and work to preserve it through community activities such as the annual beach clean-up, bird house building workshops and the membership-based recycling depot.
Many of our services are run by volunteers such as the Pender Island Library, the Nu-To-You store, the disc golf course and the volunteer fire department.

Island Activities
There are endless things to see and do on Pender Island, from hiking to the top of Mount Norman, kayaking with our resident orcas, or visiting one of our many artist’s studios.

There are also a variety of groups and activities open for everyone to enjoy, such as the weekly farmer’s market, the Solstice theatre Society, the Ultimate frisbee league or the weekly “belly fat” class at the community hall. One thing is certain, the people on Pender enjoy their surroundings and live life to the fullest.

Pender Islands Census Data
Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population and Housing

  • 2006 Census Profile – North Pender Island Trust Area
  • 2006 Census Profile – South Pender Island Trust Area