penderarbutus 220x136 hhThe Pender Islands Community Parks and Recreation Commission (PIPRC) is run by eight local volunteer Parks Commissioners appointed by the Capital Regional District (CRD) and by the Director representing the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. It manages community parks and trails for the use by residents of North and South Pender Islands in British Columbia, Canada and by visitors to our islands. It also maintains trails on highway right of ways to viewpoints and ocean accesses. The Commission is also responsible for the organization and conduct of recreational programs on the Pender Islands. 

Please Note

If you visit our community parks, please respect the private property next to the parks, trails, viewpoints, and ocean accesses and leave no trace of your visit or the visit of your dog.

  • Leave the treasures that you find for others to enjoy.
  • Provision for fires and camping do not exist in any Community Parks.
  • Community Parks are open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Smoking is not permitted in community parks or trails.

With the exception of a small number of parks designated recreational in the Magic Lake area, all PIPRC parks and trails are designed for low impact use and require due care and attention of users.

  • No bikes or other vehicles are allowed on the trails - CRD Bylaw #1578 (15) and CRD Bylaw #2129 (22).
  • Please leave your bicycles at the trail head, enjoy the trail on foot and carry your garbage out.

© Above image courtesy of Mary Sanseverino

Gulf Islands Regional Trails Plan

The Capital Regional District has developed a long-term Regional Trails Plan for Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna Islands.

Schooner Way Trail Project

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the project page.