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Poet’s Cove is the ultimate island-based resort for your 2017 adventures in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Located on picture-perfect Pender island in the Southern Gulf Islands, Poet’s Cove is a popular escape from bustling nearby cities, like Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle, and it came as no surprise to us that the travel experts… Continue Reading

Written by Coralie McLean                                            I’d be laughed at if I said I had to get out of the big city for the weekend to relax on a remote island.  I live in Victoria.  It’s also known as the Garden City, and feel pretty grateful to live there.  However, recently launching my new communications company, LivelyCo, working… Continue Reading

Each year, the start of the sunny season on Pender Island is marked by the return of the Saturday farmer’s markret! The market runs from Easter to Thanksgiving at the Pender Islands Recreation and Agricultural Hall from every Saturday morning 9:30 am to 1 pm. After the cold, blustery winter we had, can you believe… Continue Reading

The arrival of spring has most of us anticipating warm breezes and cool dips in the ocean. But before we can welcome those May flowers, we must brace for the April showers that are necessary and inevitable. When a rainy forecast dampens plans for outdoor fun, don’t despair! Instead, check out these suggestions for things… Continue Reading

No matter what your day-to-day looks like, it’s important for all of us to take time away from our every day lives to recharge our bodies and refresh our minds. Life may be stressful or simply mundane, but Pender Island has the perfect remedies to leave you feeling relaxed and inspired. Here are our suggestions… Continue Reading

In the city, people often to rely on a caffeine fix to propel them through their hectic day. On Pender Island, we like to slow down, take moments to relax and space to breath — but that doesn’t mean we don’t like our coffee just the same! Instead of coffee-fueled work meetings or jostling to-go… Continue Reading

1. SAY ALOHA TO SOME GOOD WEATHER You don’t have to fly all the way to the middle of the Pacific to enjoy some aloha-style weather. Pender Island boasts a wonderful sub-Mediterranean climate. In fact, it’s known as the ‘Hawaii of Canada’! Blessed with some of the mildest weather in the country, the island is… Continue Reading

The old Broadway star Eddie Cantor had a great attitude to scenery. He said: “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Here at Poets Cove we couldn’t agree more, which is why we’re sharing seven… Continue Reading

So, you love nature, but your sea-legs are a little wobbly? Don’t worry, because Pender Island boasts a great selection of points where you can spot whales from the shore – without ever jumping aboard a boat.   Keep your eyes peeled for the Southern Resident Killer Whale clan. The community in the area consists… Continue Reading