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Pender Island Activities

Explore All the Things to Do Around Our Resort

When staying at Poets Cove, all of Pender Island is your oyster. Explore beyond your imagination by way of land or sea! With over 15 years of local experience, Pender Island Kayak Adventures delivers that picture-perfect adventure you’ve been yearning for. From guided tours to choose your own adventure rentals of; kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, bikes and disc golf. That perfect adventure is waiting for you!


With our many coves and beaches hidden throughout Pender Island, it’s your turn to find that perfectly secluded beach with room enough for  you and your friends. Set to our Salish Sea with chart in hand (provided) and find your hidden gem.

If you don’t have the confidence or experience to paddle in the currents or conditions, we also offer Open Top Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards rentals. Perfect for exploring within Pender’s largest bay, Bedwell Harbour, including stopping at Beaumont Marine Park for that perfect picnic and beach exploration, or access the highest peak on South Pender Island, Mount Norman *moderate hike*.

To make a booking, please call 250.629.6939 or email info@kayakpenderisland.com.

Red Tree Gallery

Operated by the Pender Island Artisan Cooperative, Red Tree Gallery features works by several local artists and hosts several events throughout the year.

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Island Hikes

Take to the trails and find yourself a little spot of heaven. From leisurely walks to full-on hikes, Pender Island offers numerous trails and beach access points. 

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Blood Star Gallery

Located on South Pender Island and a nice country walk from the resort, this gallery is named after the elusive sea star sometimes seen in the Salish Sea and features the works of Susan Taylor and Frank Ducote

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Pender Island Annual Events

Annual Hope Boat Days
Pender Island Fall Fair
Seasonal Farmers’ Market
Pender Island Lantern Festival

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Sea Star Estate Vineyards

Swirl a glass of locally produced wine at this beautiful organic vineyard that reaches from the edge of the beach to the slopes of Mount Menzies

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Golfing on Pender Island

For a traditional game of golf, Pender Island Golf & Country Club features a challenging nine-hole course with gorgeous views, a golf shop, putting green, club rentals and a bistro.

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Driftwood Centre is Pender Island’s largest shopping district and host to the area’s essential town services. Hope Bay is a unique historical site with an eclectic collection of shops and services, and Nu to Yu, a funky little thrift store operating here for more than 40 years.

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Norwich-Young Dorset Gallery/Studio

Dorset Norwich-Young studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, graduating with honours in 1975. While there, she flirted with printmaking, photography, and ceramics but painting was always her greatest love.

Dorset’s paintings, whatever the subject, are renowned for their energy, vitality and vibrant colours.

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Pender Island Kayak Adventures

Explore everything from the rich marine life of Penders' two largest protected Harbours via the Pender Canal to letting the currents move you around South Pender Island while watching for resident J, K, and L Orca pods of Orcas (Killer Whales).  No matter the adventure you choose, you'll yearn for more! Sea Kayak and SUP Tours include everything from 2 hours to fully catered multi day Kayak Tours with Pender Island Kayak Adventures.

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