As tranquil, low-key, and unassuming as Pender Island may be, there's no dearth of things to do.
Persephone Brewing Company and Townsite Brewing are each producing award-winning beverages.
Visitors can paddle Harrison River or go windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking, or banana tubing on a 60-kilometre lake.
Could China be starting to turn its back on North America?
The rising population has made it more difficult to find parking spots in the resort community.