Vegetables at the Pender Islands Fall Fair. Presented by the Pender Island Farmers Institute the Fall Fair is held every August. North Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Vegetables at the Pender Islands Fall Fair.  Presented by the Pender Island Farmers Institute the Fall Fair is held  every August. North Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada

Made-up of in excess of a dozen large islands, the Gulf Islands are interspersed with a multitude of islets too numerous to count. This distinctive west coast paradise of Canada is a small taste of the Mediterranean, blended with a unique Canadian flavour. The Southern Gulf Islands enjoy fewer than 30 inches of precipitation annually. Resting southwest of the Strait of Georgia, along the coast of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo to the north and Victoria to the south, this necklace of gorgeous islands is surrounded by sheltered waters, powerful tides, and spectacular coastlines.

Mayne Island as well as the other Southern Gulf Islands are a terrific tourism destination for the whole family.