Visit the Historic Sarah Wray Heritage Hall in Garden Bay
Sarah Wray Hall is one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses in British Columbia. Restored from 2012-2015, the hall is open as a community meeting place and a museum during the summer. Drop in and see our displays and artifacts!
Pender Harbour Living Heritage Centre
4334 Irvines Landing Rd.
Garden Bay [Map]
August Museum Hours
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am - 4 pm
(except Sun Aug 20: 10-2)
Tues & Thurs: 11 am - 4 pm*
Sept. 1-2: 10 am - 4 pm
*Closed Aug 22 & 29 & Mondays
Sarah Wray Hall Events in August
Exercise classes 10 am Tuesdays and Thursdays
August 1 - Sept. 7
$2.00 per class, beginner to moderate levels
No registration, just drop in by 9:55 am
(Click image below for full details)
Book Sarah Wray Heritage Hall
for your next event!
Capacity of 50 people, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, wheelchair accessible, tables, chairs available. For details, see our availability calendar and view our photo gallery.
Fall 2017 Art Classes
Join art instructor Shelley Stunell and get creating!
Register now for our Fall Classes:
Pender Harbour Days: July 7-9, 2017
Buttercup's Return to Pender Harbour
April Tools: April 29, 2017
A floating picnic on a rainy day? Only in Pender Harbour! This year's winner is the Fireflies! Our local volunteer firefighter team gained back the top spot, though they had some stiff competition from last year's winners the Gunboat Bay Challengers, who were right on their tail in both heats. And a close third goes to the Ace-It Carpentry team. More photos!
Fundraiser for Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
Shelley Stunell is a Canadian international artist who also teaches the popular art classes at Sarah Wray Hall. She has generously donated fifty signed and numbered prints of her recent painting: “The Little Schoolhouse”. These colourful prints are 12” x 16” wide and are available for $60. This is a great way to shop for someone special.
Please contact us to arrange for pickup. All proceeds benefit the projects of Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society.
New building at Pender Harbour Living Heritage Centre Property
We are currently fundraising for the renovation of a "new" auxiliary building to be be used for our popular traditional boatbuilding classes as well as much needed storage. Immediate needs are power, siding, roof and doors. The colour scheme will match the main Sarah Wray Hall building.
YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!
Tax receipts are available for donations over $20. Please get in touch to donate, or come to one of our upcoming events!
Heritage Signs in Pender Harbour
One of our ongoing projects includes marking the trails and pathways of Pender Harbour with directional and interpretive signage. Initiated by the Pender Harbour Hikers, the signage project is funded by a grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund made through the Pender Harbour Advisory Council. Continue reading...
Pender Harbour's Maritime History
Pender Harbour’s protected waters are fringed by an intricate shoreline. The names of the many coves and inlets hint of a colourful history: Whiskey Slough, Gunboat Narrows, Hospital Bay. In this unique place, pioneers lived at the water’s edge, always mindful of the great ocean that gave their home its life and meaning.
Until a road connected Pender Harbour to Sechelt in 1936, travel was mainly by water. Boats of all kinds visited harbour shores – dugout canoes, fishing boats, steamships, mission boats, forestry boats, school boat ferries, work boats, pleasure boats. Read more about Pender Harbour's Maritime Heritage
From the Archives
Photos from the 1960's and 1970's have recently been added. Please browse the archives and go to Advanced Search then Catalog Number and enter 2012.2 to view the additions.
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in these photos?
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Pender Harbour history