Pender Island Guide
Pender Island is a vibrant, rural community tucked under the rain shadow of the mountains of Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula.
Pender's quality of life, warm Mediterranean climate, it's arts community and leisure activities is what attracts residents and visitors to the island life. Our Pender Island Guide will keep you up to date on the latest island events, arts and recreation activities, places to stay and eat, local attractions and community resources.
Use this guide to get to know the people and places of Pender.
Pender Island has a variety of eateries to please every palate, from high-end dining to cozy cafes. Featuring fresh local ingredients, friendly service and sometimes an ocean view, you won't be dissapointed.
Hope Bay Cafe
The Hope Bay Cafe has its home in the historic Hope Bay Store on North Pender Island. The Cafe sits perched over the water with spectacular views across Plumper Sound to Mayne and Saturna Islands. Open for lunch, dinner and Weekend brunch the restaurant is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.
Memories at the Inn
A family restaurant featuring take out pizza.
Port Browning Marina & Resort
Newly renovated and under new management, Port Browning cafe and pub is going through some exciting changes. Beginning March 15th, Georgina of Islander's Restaurant is going to be taking over the kitchen and turning Port Browning into the best Gastro Pub throughout the islands.
Pender Island Bakery Cafe
Pender Island Bakery Café centrally located at beautiful Driftwood Centre, the heart of Pender. Surrounded by lovely gardens where patrons can enjoy a cappuccino and pastry and catch up with the local news. Home cooked lunches including Soups, Stews, Panini’s, and hot savouries are always available.
Pistou Grill Casual Bistro
West coast with flair! Casual and intimate, Pistou Grill, opened in 2001 and located in the Driftwood Centre. Local food is prepared in respect of the French traditions yet adapted to today’s fused styles.
Poets Cove Resort and Restaurant
Enjoy fine, contemporary West Coast cuisine at our Aurora Restaurant, or relax with classic comfort food and seasonal specialties at our more casual Syrens Lounge.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
Established in 2003, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia’s beautiful southern Gulf Islands archipelago. There are five national park reserves on North and South Pender, click on any of the parks to view photos and learn more. Or view these parks on a map.
- Roesland/Roe Lake
- Beaumont Marine Park
- Greenburn Lake
- Loretta's Wood
- Tyndall Wood
Golf Island Disc Park
The Golf Island Disc Park, located in Magic Lake Estates on North Pender Island, BC, features 27 holes. The front nine holes have the original tone poles while the middle and back nines have chain baskets, installed in 2004. The Pender Islands disc golf course winds its way over and around a rocky hill just to the north of Magic Lake. The location of the course, with its many trees and bumpy landscape, make for an exciting game and a wonderful walk in the woods.
Pender Island Kayak Adventures
A small personal company offering quality kayak tours, lessons and rentals in the waters around the North and South Pender Islands. We are the only company on the Penders with Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC certified guides; your comfort and safety are our #1 concern.
Pender Island Golf & Country Club
One of B.C.’s most beautiful 9 hole public golf courses. This Gulf Island Jewel offers four elevated tee boxes and affords expansive views of the challenging golf shots that lie ahead.
Pender Island's Community Hall
The community hall was built by local residents in 2001? and is the hub of entertainment and cultural activities on Pender. It is the location of the weekly farmer's market, movie nights and features live music, theatre and group events.
Pender Island Museum
Beaumont Marine Park - Offers 11 beach front campsites that are accessible by boat or foot.
Port Browning Marina Resort – Located in Browning harbor, the camp sites are on a grassy area on the beach.
Prior Centennial Campground – Set in the shade of a thick forest of ferns, cedar, fir, alder and maple trees, this small campground features 17 drive-in campsites. Reservations can be made online by clicking here.