Boatbuilding: January 2018
Join boatbuilder and instructor Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats and learn cedar strip boatbuilding techniques at Sarah Wray Hall starting Wednesday evenings in January 10, 2018.
The class project will be to build an 11.5-foot cedar strip canoe, which will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Royal Canadian Search & Rescue Unit 61, Pender Harbour.
More info and to register
Nov. 19, 2017 Art Show a Great Success!
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.
Can you identify anyone
in these photos?
(Click the image to view the larger size in our database, and then "send us feedback" on the photo page to identify people, places, and things.)
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.
Pender Harbour history
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