Prior Centennial Park is located on North Pender Island in the Gulf Islands, set in the shade of a thick forest of ferns, cedar, fir, maple and alder trees.
Prior Centennial Park is a part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, which protects a portion of British Columbia’s beautiful southern Gulf Islands, a landscape of rocky headlands, forested hills and shorelines studded with colourful tidepools.
One of Canada’s newest national parks, Gulf Islands National Park resembles a patchwork quilt of protected lands scattered over 15 larger islands, and many smaller islets and reefs.
The 16-hectare Prior Centennial Park has a small campground – the only public campground on the Pender Islands – providing 17 drive-in vehicle/tent campsites. The campsite is a great base from which to explore the rest of the Pender Islands. Facilities at Prior Centennial include pit toilets, a fresh water pump, fire pits, and picnic tables. Reservations are recommended during the summer months. Campsite reservations can be made by phone at 1-877-737-3783, or through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (www.pccamping.ca/parkscanada/).