The Gulf Islands are renowned for their Mediterranean climate and for their laid-back lifestyle. Most of the Gulf Islands have trails and beaches to explore and many of the larger ones have kayak outfitters, public tennis courts and swimming pools, horseback riding, golf courses, disc golf and fishing charters. Cycling the Gulf Islands is very popular and is a great way to see the islands.
While some of the Northern Gulf Islands
number wolves, bears, and cougars among their wildlife, the Southern Gulf Islands
boast nothing much more dangerous than wasps.
Seals, Orcas, sea lions, otters, and mink are frequently seen in the waters around all the Gulf Islands and, of course, there are the ubiquitous deer - and the fences around the gardens. Birders, too, will find numerous species among them eagles, herons, turkey vultures and oyster catchers.
Having a family reunion? Need a house that will take dogs or small children? Is a view important? Waterfront? Do you want small and cozy or a luxurious executive home? Would you like a hot tub? A big yard for the kids to play in? Small budget? The sky's the limit? Gulf Island Vacation Rentals offers a wide variety of homes from one room cozy cottages nestled in the woods to custom-designed Pender Island vacation rentals
with every conceivable luxury. To ensure that the information provided is as accurate as possible, we have familiarized ourselves with each of the houses listed here.