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Win $1000 Trip for 2 to Pender Harbour
Stay at the Painted Boat Resort

Win $1000 Trip for 2 to Pender Harbour

Sweep up your honey and come to Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast for two fun filled nights! Stay at the Painted Boat Resort, enjoy a romantic dinner for two (without the kids), bask in the sun and enjoy a complimentary spa garden pass before taking a cruise up to Princess Louisa Inlet. We guarantee you will be feeling the tranquility in this heavenly spot here in British Columbia. Pender Harbour Landing and Painted Boat Resort want you to enjoy the serene beauty of Pender Harbour.
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Conscientious Planning, Sustainable Living.

The developers of Pender Harbour Landing have lived here for three generations, and their love of the area has meant the utmost care has been taken in preserving its natural beauty.
  • Downsizing the allowable density zoning from 200 lots to 39 estate-sized waterfront and view parcels
  • Maximizing green space and creating privacy between adjoining lots, using land contours to form property boundaries
  • Hidden roads
  • A lakefront park entrance with unrestricted gates
  • Freehold land to enhance property values and building guidelines to protect them
  • Restoration of an early 1900's walking trail joining Garden Bay with Irvine's Landing
  • Services provided underground to maintain aesthetic value
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Activities in Pender Harbour
A Natural Playground In Your Backyard.

The "Venice of the Northwest”, Pender Harbour is situated along British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Its shoreline’s coves and inlets, mountain peaks and pristine woodlands offer unlimited adventures for boating, fishing, hiking, finding creative inspiration or just taking in the breathtaking vista. The mild climate means activities, even kayaking and scuba diving, can be enjoyed all year round at your doorstep or at Nearby Francis Point Provincial Park.


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Biking on the Sunshine Coast, BC

The Sunshine Coast has excellent biking with many different degrees of difficulty to suit everyone's level of skill. Choose your style - safe road cycling routes along Highway 101 from Saltery Bay to Powell River or the 139km stretch from Langdale to Lund, or a multitude of ocean view mountain biking trails for expert riders or exploring the wilderness with the family.

Some of the most popular trails around are Bunster Hills Loop, Mud Lake Trail System, Suicide Creek Loop, Elephant Lake Loop and Texada Island.

Boating & Fishing

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Pender Harbour is a fisherman's paradise, offering some of the finest sport fishing in the world along its shoreline and in its many lakes and streams.

The Sunshine Coast offers year-round guided fishing for Chinook salmon, with feeder Chinooks present during the winter months, and the migratory Chinook showing up in late spring. The best fishing is from June to September.

Be sure to visit one of the marinas for helpful fishing tips, and to stock up on charts, maps, fishing licenses and most importantly- learn the restrictions and limits.


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Try the renowned, fresh seafood or discover the variety of excellent eateries, pubs, cafés and fine dining restaurants in town:
Painted Boat – Waterside fine dining
Garden Bay Hotel & Pub - Casual pub fare and waterfront fine dining
Grasshopper Pub at the Pender Harbour Hotel - Casual dining and Sports Bar with Harbour view
Copper Sky Gallery & Cafe - Homemade foods & baking in the heart of Madeira Park
Laverne's Grill - Casual take-out/eat-in, famous for Fish 'n Chips
Cross Road Grill & RV Park - Located at the Crossroads of Garden Bay & Madeira Park
Java Docks - Serving up Shelley's famous Breakfast, Coffees/Teas, Baking & Lunch Goodies
Upper Deck Cafe at Secret Cove Marina - Oceanfront dining on a unique floating restaurant
Rock Water Resort and Restaurant - Intimate Oceanside dining


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Enjoy the beauty of the Coast while perfecting your game at Pender Harbour Golf Club, five kilometers north of the community of Madeira Park. This 9-hole course was built with a unique combination of flat and hilly fairways with challenging water hazards scattered throughout, with elevated greens allowing for views of the water and surrounding mountains.

Pender Harbour Golf Club has long been a well-kept secret, offering amenities such as a driving range, practice green and a clubhouse with dining facilities, licensed premises, a lounge, outdoor patio & BBQ facilities. Try out the Public Course, visit the pro shop and be sure to make your Tee Time Reservations and rent either a pull car or power cart.


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Enjoy the peace, fresh air and wildlife sightings while hiking on rocky shorelines or through woodland trails.
Gorgeous viewpoints overlooking Pender Harbour can be found via two trails, Mount Daniel (1,375 feet/419 m) sits above Garden Bay and takes approximately 90 minutes to reach the top (5 miles/8 km return). Be sure to bring appropriate footwear and dress for the season. The Pender Hill Trail (758 feet/231 m) rises sharply from the saltchuk (a Native term for water) above Irvine's Landing and will take approximately 30 minutes (2 miles/3 km return).
Another popular hiking trail near Pender Harbour is the Sunshine Coast Trail, which stretches 180 km from the Saltery Bay ferry terminal in the south to Sarah Point in the world-famous Desolation Sound Marine Park in the north. There are many access points around Powell River with varying terrain, appealing to all ages and athletic abilities.

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Other Popular Hiking Trails in the Pender Harbour Area:

Powell River's Inland Lake Hike - beautiful scenery and easy walking trail which stretches in full length to 13kms, with many spots to stop for swimming, boating and fishing, with six fishing piers along the trail.
The Willingdon Beach Interpretative Nature Trail - For those who don't want to venture too far into the wilderness. A comfortable hike close to downtown Powell River.
Crater Lakes Trail - For the more adventurous! (Four wheel drive vehicles required) A 25-minute hike takes you to Little Crater Lake and then proceeds through the trail to Big Crater Lake.
The Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Area - offers excellent snowshoeing in winter.
The Valentine Mountain Hike - recommended to tourists visiting the area because of the stunning panoramic view of the Strait of Georgia and the Upper Sunshine Coast region. The hike requires approximately 90 railed steps (.6 km, .4 mi.) to reach the top of Valentine Mountain.


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Kayaking on the Coast

A true West Coast kayaking adventure, Pender Harbour is dotted with waterways, coves and inlets, perfect paddling locations for kayakers of all skill levels. Spend the day paddling on a calm lake and take in a gorgeous sunset, or take on the exciting challenge of raging tidal rapids.

With accessibility to 32 lakes, Powell River (located north of Pender Harbour) offers unparalleled freshwater kayaking opportunities at Lois Lake, Elephant Lakes, Rainy Day Lake, Smuggler Cove, Duck Lake, and Sliammon Lake just to name a few!


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A visit to the Sunshine Coast wouldn't be complete without some time spent in the water, either indoors or on the waterfront. The Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre offers a 20 meter four lane pool, hot tub facilities, sauna, weight room and a workout area.
For those who prefer the outdoors, most waterfront parks offer saltwater access. A favourite of the area is Baker's Beach. Hidden in a small bay, the waters are calm, good for swimming, tubing and snorkeling.
Freshwater Swimming can be found at Ruby Lake. This is a popular beach perfect for a day excursion. Another favourite is Katherine Lake Regional Park, which offers a family-friendly sandy beach with shallow shore. Garden Bay Lake also offers a sandy beach & small dock. Other swimming spots can be found at Hotel Lake, Mixal Lake and Sakinaw Lake.
Pender Hill Hiking Trail
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The Pender Hill Trail is perfect for exploring and enjoying the scenery, as many beautiful places in the area can only be reached by hiking. The Pender Hill Trail is 1 km in length with a challenging steep trail, but the end result is one of the best views of Pender Harbour and the Sechelt Peninsula.

Access to Pender Hill Trail: Follow Hwy 101 north from Pender Harbour approximately 5km (3.4 mi.) north of Madeira Park and turn west off Highway 101 onto Garden Bay Road. Approximately 4.5 km further, turn right onto Irvine’s Landing Road, then right again approximately 3.5km further onto Lee Road and follow signs.

Smuggler Cove Marine Park
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Smuggler Cove, located 16km West of Sechelt, is a popular destination for many Sunshine Coast residents and tourists. A sheltered 182-hectare marine park that surrounds Smuggler Cove can be accessed by boat at the north end of Welcome Passage or by land via a 4km hike from a parking lot at the end of Brooks Road, off Highway 101.

This park provides five campsites with toilets, and there is good swimming and picnic areas for visitors. The park offers a wide variety of nature trails for peaceful walks, back country camping, scuba diving, canoeing and kayaking in sheltered coves.

The park is home for many beavers, birds, wildlife and plants and also offers gorgeous views of Georgia Strait and Welcome Passage.
Skookumchuck Rapids
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Skookumchuck means "strong water" in Chinook Jargon, an intra-indigenous language, but the rapids are exciting in any language.

In a three-metre tide change, 200 billion gallons of water flows through the Skookumchuck, which connects Sechelt Inlet to Jervis Inlet. The Skookumchuck rapids can reach speeds of 20 MPH or 18-20 Knots. To view the most spectacular rapids, you want to time your hike so you arrive at the viewpoint when the tidal surge is at its strongest. Make sure you dress appropriately, as the hike is through a rain forest, which can be cooler and damp even in the summer.

Take in the over 200 year old Indian Rock paintings and watch seals and bald eagles along the channel in The Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park.
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Irvine's Landing School/Community Centre

Pender Harbour Landing $40,000 donation to secure a 20-year lease on one of the oldest schools in Pender Harbour, the 77 year old Irvine's Landing School, ensured its transformation into a vibrant community centre. Pender Harbour Landing also offered a link to their nearby services which saved the community considerable land and expenses when restoring the historical property.

The developers of Pender Harbour Landing renamed the historical building "Sarah Wray Heritage Hall" in honour of the first non-native woman to live in Pender Harbour.

The community plan brings connectiveness between the homes nestled in their natural surroundings that will last a lifetime.

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Purpose of the Design Guidelines
These Design Guidelines will ensure that all homes constructed within this subdivision meet modern architectural standards, have compatible architectural characteristics with neighbouring homes, and are constructed with building materials of a comparable quality.
These guidelines do not supersede the Sunshine Coast Regional District's Zoning or Subdivision and Development Control Bylaws.
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Pick out Your Piece of Paradise. Less than a 2 hour commute from Vancouver.

Pender Harbour Landing in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

GPS Location: 49.37.988 North; 124.03.247 West


Take a short 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale - This will connect you with Highway 101 (Sunshine Coast Highway), which links Langdale with Pender Harbour, 31 miles (50 km) to the northwest

Drive north on the scenic Highway 101 through Madeira Park to the intersection of Highway 101 and Garden Bay Road (the "Kleindale Junction")

Turn left onto Garden Bay Road (there is a Petro Canada station at this corner)

Turn right onto Irvine’s Landing Road

Turn left onto Hotel Lake Road and watch for the Pender Harbour Landing entrance on the right

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