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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

2220 Harbour Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6, Canada
+1 866-944-1744
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2220 Harbour Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6, Canada
+1 866-944-1744
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The GINPR is a great combination of islands, beaches and primitive camping. The spit on Sidney Island is world class and the racoons on Princess Margaret Island are a hoot. Check them out on the ferry terminal side by the old apple orchard it's a...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Saturday market is interesting but small at this time of year. Interesting flavored sea salts. A lot of jewelery, few handcrafts. Drove the whole island, lovely. The cheese farm is also of interest. Lots to try and taste.

Thank Kanng17
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Many thing to do here: whale watching, bird watching, boating, paddle board, SUP, dining, kayaking, photography, sailing... you name it!

4  Thank veronicamx90
Breanna P, Visitor Experience Team Member at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 14 June 2016

We spent 3 days on North Pender Island, and explored both North Pender and South Pender by kayak and on land, including a hike up Mount Norman. The national park is an oddity, with a patchwork of lands scattered across several islands, so it’s hard...More

Thank Allen T
Breanna P, Visitor Experience Team Member at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Allen. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trails and the amazing views from Mount Norman. I will share the missing signage issue with our maintenance team.

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We booked a 5 day live-aboard sailing course on the boat TULA out of Sidney harbour. We sailed or motored 9 to 5 each day, with a lunch stop at a marina or anchored in a cove. Some nights we anchored or moored, on others...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The Lochside trail is really well signed and maintained. We enjoy riding it from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal, into Victoria. The trail is basically flat, and very easy to cycle. I would recommend it for cyclists who can handle a longer distance.

1  Thank Morag V
Reviewed 21 August 2014

take the time to go to any of the gulf islands especially Saturna and see the natural beauty it offers all ages. There's biking, kayaking, walking trails, good food and a winery.

2  Thank yeshiyang
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We kayak through the Gulf Islands National Park from our home in North Saanich. There is an excellent "put-in" at Roberts Bay (a wildlife reserve in Sidney). The small islands (e.g. Coal, Domville) in the Haro Strait team with wildlife - deer, mink, racoons, otter...More

2  Thank Ruperto
Reviewed 7 August 2013

If you are a boater or kayaker, bird watcher or leisurely hiker...be sure to take in when possible the beauty and solitude of the Gulf Islands. Portland Island offers a kayakers joy on a low tide day, paddle through the kelp beds on the east...More

2  Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The Gulf Islands are a gift from mother nature. And, it is wonderful that some areas/islands are preserved from the pressures of development. The National Park itself requires water transportation. However, some ferries (e.g., to Sidney spit) allow fun day-long trips for unique explorations. Sidney...More

Thank Amrita A
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Is there any overnight accommodation on this island?
7 February 2016|
Response from Breanna P | Property representative |
Yes - There is overnight accommodation available throughout Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. We offer a variety of camping experiences including front country drive in campgrounds (McDonald Campground, Sidney B.C... More