Visiting Gulf Islands National Park Reserve will be different than previous years. Be prepared, and know what is open and closed before you go.

Area Closed

Sidney Spit. November 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022

With urban centres close by, the Gulf Islands are an easily accessible natural oasis. Sail or paddle a kayak on sheltered waterways through a scenic maze of islands thriving with wildlife from seabirds to whales. Explore the reserve’s 15 islands amid history and wilderness chiming with songbirds, hiking to mountaintop views of snowy ranges. Visit on a self-guided day-trip or stay for longer camping or kayaking adventures.

 

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  • Deux adultes au sommet d’une montagne regardent le paysage insulaire qui s’offre à eux.

    Hiking

    Stretch your winter legs by exploring some of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve’s 13 designated trails.

  • Une membre du personnel de Parcs Canada sourit à pleines dents et tient avec soin un gros crabe dans sa main.

    Staff Favourites

    Visit our Staff Favourites page for inspiration planning your next trip to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

  • An adult and young Southern Resident Killer whale are photographed breaching side by side in the Salish Sea.

    Wildlife Viewing

    Check out the best places to see wildlife - including shore based whale watching!

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