Pender Harbour Heritage Panels & Trail Signs
For the latest news on the heritage trail signs project, see our January 2016 press release at the bottom of this page.
We are presently working on heritage panels for the harbour. Photos and historical information about various sites will showcase Pender Harbour history to our community and to our many visitors.
Our first panel is at the Madeira Park waterfront, beside the Harbour Authority building. Our second panel is at the original site of St. Mary's Hospital in Garden Bay (now the Sundowner Inn), created with the help of a grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.
Our third panel will be at the former Irvines Landing Schoolhouse (now Sarah Wray Hall).
As we gather photographs and other historical material, Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society is building an important collection that will be the foundation of an archives to preserve Pender Harbour history for future generations. Share your old photos and historical material with us by using the submission form
Call For Photos!
Please help us save our Harbour memories. If you have photos you can share for our Heritage Panels project, please get in touch using the contact form below, or call Dorothy at 604 883 2454. We will scan your photos and return them to you as soon as possible or we would be pleased to accept your donation of old photos or memorabilia for the archives.
Thank you for any help you can provide. Please also tell any of your friends who may have photos!
Madeira Park Wharf Heritage Panel (Madeira Park)
12967 Madeira Park Rd, Madeira Park, BC
(Next to the Harbour Authority building across from the Net Shed)
St. Mary's Hospital Heritage Panel (Garden Bay)
4339 Garden Bay Road, Garden Bay, BC
(Beside the wood gazebo, below the Sundowner Inn)
Irvines Landing School (now Sarah Wray Hall)
4334 Irvines Landing Road, Garden Bay, BC
(To be installed soon)
Press Release: January 1, 2016
Heritage Signs in Pender Harbour
A project is underway to mark 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 $35,000 grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund made through the Pender Harbour Advisory Council.
Heritage signs will be included in this project and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy self-guided walking tours to historic sites on the pathway network. The following sites are being considered:
Madeira Park walking loop: Early maritime explorers, the role of the forestry complex (now the cultural centre site), the building of the Community Hall and Bargain Barn, the history of Tyner Park.
Garden Bay walking loop: Lloyd’s Store (John Henry’s), the Mission Ships story, the historic shishalh Sechelt settlement, early logging (with possible sign placement near the log dump machine in Garden Bay Provincial Marine Park), Irvine’s Landing, the Pender Hill lookout, and the archaeology of Mt. Daniel.
Other locations being considered include Warnock Cemetery, Kleindale Cemetery, the steam donkey in Bear Bay Forest and the forestry lookout on Mt. Hallowell.
What heritage locations do you think are important? Please submit your ideas, details or photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org