Pender Island Activities

Explore beyond your imagination by way of land or sea!

When staying at Poets Cove, all of Pender Island is your oyster.  Pender Island offers a variety of activies such as public beaches, hiking trails, fishing, water activities, disc golf or golf . . . . or just simply relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. Learn more about Pender Island.

Based on Pender Island, Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions delivers that picture-perfect adventure you’ve been yearning for.  From guided tours to choose your own adventure rentals of; kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, dog sledding, yoga and kids camps.

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Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions

Let us take you on a paddle, hiking or snow Eco excursion, set you up for a holistic retreat, or balance you with one of our many yoga options. At the same time, sign your kids up for our Eco camp allowing you to escape your everyday schedule and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. From dog sledding to snorkling, kayaking to ice fishing, come enjoy Canada and beyond!

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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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