Activities and experiences

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Temporary fire ban, effective July 12, 2024, until further notice, at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. More information.

With urban centers 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.


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

Staff favourites

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

Wildlife Viewing

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

Services and amenities

Toilet Outhouses
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Toilet Restrooms
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