The Harbour penetrates over three miles inland, and its complexity of inlets and other dents gives it a total of 103 miles of shoreline. Until very recently, most travel was on the waterways rather than the twisting roads, giving the area its name of the "Venice of the North."

The term Pender Harbour refers to a scattered community of settlements - Madeira Park, Beaver Island, Garden Bay, Irvines Landing - centered around the waters of Pender Harbour itself. To the north are Earl's Cove, Egmont,



Welcome to Pender Harbour

Known as "The Venice of the North", the Pender Harbour area is a complex maze of islands, coves, lakes and reefs that can cause directional confusion even among the residents . It is one of the most beautiful places to visit on the coast.

board walk at Maderia Park Pender Harbour cottage views
Skoocumchuck Rapids - well worth the walk to view - pick the high tide for best viewing busy habours on the sunshine coast
float planes are a coomon sight on the coast penders 9 hole golf course - excellent course and a challenge
many deer can be seen around the cottage garden amazing views around every corner




How to get to Pender Harbour

To get to Pender Harbour, take the Sunshine Coast ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to the Langdale terminal. (For ferry details, see the website:, or call 1-888-BCFERRY.)

Head straight up the hill on the bypass road to get to Highway 101 North.

Keep going through Gibson's and along the highway past Roberts Creek, Wilson Creek and Davis Bay. Stay on the highway right through Sechelt and continue north past Halfmoon Bay and Secret Cove. About 15 km past Secret Cove, you'll come to the south end of the Pender area, called Madeira Park.

Or, if you're coming from Powell River, take the ferry from Saltery Bay to Earls Cove at the north end of the Sunshine Coast. Malaspina Coach Lines charter bus service runs from both the Langdale and Earls Cove terminals, and public transit from Langdale.
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