Let’s go Island Hopping! Pender Island is one of the larger of the Gulf Islands and great for biking. All of the islands are hilly just remember… every climb leads to an exhilarating downhill. We love heading out on the ferry to the islands for a weekend whenever we get the chance. There’s lots to explore on Pender Island.
Distance: 19 km each way, 38km return
For lots more information and great routes on all the Gulf Islands, pick up a copy of Cycling the Islands by John Crouch
Poet’s Cove Resort at Bedwell Harbour. Stay for the night, enjoy the steam cave, outdoor pools and hot tubs, and dinner overlooking the harbour
Load up your panniers with everything you need for the weekend. Park in the long term lot and take the ferry. Be sure to arrive at the terminal 45 minutes before sailing — it takes time to figure out the ticketing and there is a time-limit cutoff of 20 mins for bike-aboards
Forgot your bike? Rentals available at Poet’s Cove
Brooks Point Regional Park – well worth a visit. We stayed for two hours, would have loved to spend the whole day
Seaside walks with tide pools brimming with sealife
Biggest Boulders…along Gowlland Point Rd
No buses on Pender Island… they have Car Stops instead!
Thanks to Cheryl Papove for the great blog pictures …