July-August 2018: Sarah Wray Hall is open!
Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
Stop by and check out historic artifacts, displays and collections.
4334 Irvines Landing Rd. by Hotel Lake in Garden Bay.
Built in 1931, the former Irvines Landing School was restored 2012-2014 and is one of BC's last remaining one-room schoolhouses. Read more...
Pender Harbour Days 2018: August 3-5
We're moving the Pender Harbour Days event to the August long weekend this year and will be focusing on maritime history and activities, including the boat parade (Friday), heritage boat displays, heritage talks, and more.
Stay tuned for more information!
Check out photos from previous years
CALLING ALL VINTAGE BOATS!
You're invited to participate in
Pender Harbour Days 2018!
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.)
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
Become a member!
If you care about preserving Pender Harbour's unique history and making it available for others to learn about and enjoy, please help by becoming a member of the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society. More information
Pender Harbour history