North and South Pender Islands, B.C.
Hidden beaches dot the rocky shoreline, and fields break up the hilly, timbered interior; gravel roads lead to secluded homes,
small farms, and artists' studios. They could be two of Washington's San Juan Islands―and would be, if the line had been drawn
just a few miles to the north. Instead, North and South Pender Islands―just off Vancouver Island, British Columbia―are among
the southernmost of Canada's Southern Gulf Islands, a paradise for paddlers―and anyone who loves hidden beaches small farms,
and seaside spas.
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