You're Going to Want to Book This British Columbia Glampsite for Your Next Birthday Celebration
All wanderlust roads lead to WOODS on Pender. Nestled into the forested land and peaceful coastline of Pender Island—off the southern gulf of British Columbia—this glamping retreat offers a luxurious stay where nature and...
by Erica Nichols

All wanderlust roads lead to WOODS on Pender. Nestled into the forested land and peaceful coastline of Pender Island—off the southern gulf of British Columbia—this glamping retreat offers a luxurious stay where nature and civilization seamlessly blend into one. Where the comfort and ease of modern amenities are just a stone’s throw from beautiful trails and adventures out on the water. Here, you and your closest friends can celebrate your birthday with outdoor activities, rejuvenating massages and s’mores over a fire pit. Who needs to blow out birthday candles when you can start your new year stargazing from the comfort of your own personal hot tub?

Photography by Rachel Barkman

Outdoor Serenity, Indoor Luxury

With over seven acres of lush forest land, WOODS on Pender is an ultimate outdoor retreat that incorporates the comfort and ease of modern accommodations right into nature’s playground. Here you can make your selection from three unique accommodation experiences, each complete with luxury amenities for a seamless indoor/outdoor stay.

Sleek airstreams, rustic cabins, on-site motel rooms—whichever you choose, you’ll love connecting with friends and unwinding in your private Canadian hot tub under the stars. Nature is the star of the show here, so each location has been thoughtfully situated to give you the most exclusive and relaxing experience on the property. The glamping site is no stranger to groups, so be sure to ask about group booking to ensure that your birthday crew is close together!


Adventure Your Way

WOODS on Pender is located on the diverse and beautiful Pender Island, with exclusive access to Prior Centennial National Park and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to satisfy every kind of vacationer. For easygoing days where you want to stay close to camp, the grounds have bocce, croquet, horseshoes and other lawn games available, as well as indoor games on their second-floor lounge. And what’s a birthday celebration without a bit of r&r? You can book a WOODS Massage in one of their retro airstreams or comforting glamping tents.

For those looking for a bit more adventure, the island is home to a bounty of activities for you and your friends to experience. Kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and biking are just a few of the best ways for you to immerse yourself into the peaceful, stress-free living of Pender Island. Round it out with thrifting around town and checking out the local arts community, and consider your birthday getaway planned.

Pender Provisions

Your dining plans will never stray too far from the glamping experience at WOODS. Whether you’re remaining on-site or venturing off, Pender Island’s options focus on fresh, farm-to-table ingredients bursting with flavor and signature camp treats with an elevated twist.

At WOODS on Pender

The glamping site’s main restaurant COFFEE + KITCHEN serves farm-to-table comfort dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop in the morning for a light bite and fresh coffee, and be sure to swing by later in the afternoon to take advantage of zesty craft cocktails and a menu of organic dishes that put a twist on your typical camp food—yes, s’mores are included! Also on site is CAMP Truck, for when you’re looking for a quick, on-the-go sandwich, bowl, or sweet treat.

Elsewhere on Pender Island

The rest of the British Columbia island offers options to stock up or refuel during your stay. Stop in to the local grocery store or Saturday Farmer's Market for fresh produce and bulk snacks to keep your group energized throughout the day. Vanilla Leaf Bakery and Pender Chocolates are also favorites for when the sweet tooth strikes or when you’re out exploring the town and need a midday pick-me-up. And be sure to plan a birthday toast at the island’s vineyard or cider distillery—or both! Sea Star Vineyards is ideal for wine tasting with a view and Twin Island Cider offers delicious tastings of cider made right there on the island. 

Book your birthday trip at WOODS on Pender →

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