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Pender Island

An adventure at Woods on Pender

sunny 20 °C

How about a little glamping on Pender Island?


We’ve never been to Pender and it didn’t disappoint. Relaxing, spending time together, exploring and discovering what’s at the end of the winding road. Pender is divided into North and South Pender but it’s not as big as it appears on the local map. We quickly travelled around the island.


The first day we discovered a dog friendly cafe for lunch and beach close by to splash in. The seafood chowder was delicious.


We were camping in an airstream trailer at Woods on Pender. Jordan has his own accommodation in what they call a bunkie. He definitely had the comfiest bed and it was a perfect set up for our family. I enjoyed the hot tub and it was lovely to sit around the campfire in the evening. No smokey clothes because it was a gas campfire. We were glamping you know!


I think our highlight was seeing whales at Thieves Bay. With a little patience and a bit of luck you can see whales from the shore. If the tour boats are in the area, you know it may be your lucky day. The first day, we watched a humpback whale or “humpy” surface three times and then a flash of tail as he dove under the water. That was very exciting!


On our last day, we decided to spend an hour hoping to get lucky again. This time we saw a pod of three orcas travelling right in front of us. Front row seat to the best show on the island.

As luck would have it, we watched two more humpbacks from the ferry back to Victoria. It was as if they were waving to the ferry, pectoral fin slapping a number of times and then the fluke raised high before diving down. How lucky was that?


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