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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada: Tours & Tickets

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“A unbelievable Kayaker's paradise”
7 May 2019
“excellent network of parks on the water”
Experience the park, an archipelago of sheltered islands, islets and reefs in the Salish Sea. Breathe in the sea air and the Mediterranean-like climate while exploring stunning beaches, peaceful coves and lush forest trails. Take in the spectacular...more
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2220 Harbour Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6, Canada
+1 866-944-1744
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paddling or boating between the islands of the Gulf Islands National Park is a must-do activity for any that loves the outdoors. Boat around as you explore quiet little islands.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tahiti-Specialist
Reviewed 8 May 2019

generally excellent network of parks on the water. Well maintained and in a truly unique part of the world.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stopfer
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

If you want to unplug and reconnect with the real world there are few better places. Get off the grid for a while. Give your neurons a rest.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Neville W
Breanna P, Promotions Officer at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thanks for the review Neville! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

A visit to Vancouver Island is only complete if it includes the Gulf Island National Park, with its wonderful scenery and animal wildlife!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BoThi
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We took a ferry over to Sidney Skip and enjoyed several hours hiking. There is camping allowed there as well. Was quiet and nice...did not see much wildlife except birds...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

If you are into Kayaking or boating, this is such an amazing area. The scenery is gorgeous, wildlife is abundant (we saw dolphins, seals, eagles).

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gord H
Breanna P, Public Relations Manager at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Gord, thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to see some of the local wildlife!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

we visitied this park in the summer it was quiet and nice, few crowds water was still aloittle cold to go swimming but its Canada so what can you expect but the water was freshing even if the kids did not stay in too long

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank mulgrew
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very nice campground with basic amenities. We were boondocking with a small trailer and our site was good and fairly private. Campground is smallish and the toilets are clean but they are below what one would expect from a Parks Canada facility; lots of flies...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Taqulik
Reviewed 24 July 2017

what a wonderful place to have a park while a boat is the ideal way to see the park much can also be observed from shore and in the shallow waters,

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Duncan C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The GINPR is a great combination of islands, beaches and primitive camping. The spit on Sidney Island is world class and the racoons on Princess Margaret Island are a hoot. Check them out on the ferry terminal side by the old apple orchard it's a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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30 June 2017|
Response from Breanna P | Property representative |
The street address for the campground is: 10740 McDonald Park Road, North Saanich, BC, V8L 5S5 From North Vancouver you'll need to take a ferry to Vancouver Island. If you take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay, drive south to... More
Calvin B
8 February 2016|
Response from Breanna P | Property representative |
Yes - There is overnight accommodation available throughout Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. We offer a variety of camping experiences including front country drive in campgrounds (McDonald Campground, Sidney B.C... More