Mount Norman is one of the most popular mountain hikes on the islands. It is the highest point on the Pender Islands measuring 244 metres. The summit is an ideal destination for individuals who are seeking a birds eye view of the islands and the surrounding ocean channels.
The U'Mista Cultural Centre is the main attraction in Alert Bay. The centre is a First Nation museum and a special gathering place for ceremonial celebrations. The goal of the centre is to remember, protect and preserve the history, traditions and cult
Besides kayaking, boating and sailing, Dionisio Point Provincial Park is a popular destination for scuba diving, hiking, beachcombing, swimming, wildlife watching, birdwatching, picnicking and wilderness walk-in camping.
The Beautiful Bay Trail is a moderate hike along an earthy trail. The 5 kilometre route explores through the island's forest leading to hill tops with views of the surrounding ocean waters. The most popular viewpoint are the Malcolm and Numas Lookouts.
Brickyard Beach is located on False Narrows. The narrows separate Gabriola Island from Mudge Island and Vancouver Island. From the shore of the beach there are views of birds and marine activity. There are boats and kayaks often exploring the area.
The 125 hectare park is a day use park best known for its jagged cliffs and bluffs, wildlife sightings and for its far reaching marine views. Baynes Sound and the Chrome Island Lighthouse are the two big sights from the lookout.