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Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada

By Casey Beam

Madeira Park is an unincorporated community located on the Sunshine Coast of BC. This small town was named by Joseph Gonsalves, who settled here in the early 1900s. Today Madeira Park is one of the communities that form what is collectively known as Pender Harbour.

Pender Harbour is a tough part of the Sunshine Coast to get a handle on. If you try to figure it out as you are passing by on Hwy 101, you’ll never figure out where freshwater lakes end and saltwater coves begin.

This area is like a wonderful ecological maze. Even if you take the plunge and begin exploring the roads that connect the three ocean side towns found in the area, you’d be hard pressed to keep things straight.

Relax and take an enjoyable walk down one of the easy paths. As an alternative you could go on one of the more difficult hikes through the area surrounding Pender Harbour. The routes to Pender Hill and up Mount Daniel are popular with experienced hikers because their summits providing spectacular views overlooking the harbour front.

With fewer than 3000 residence, Pender Harbour offers a surprising array of amenities. The Pender Harbour Health Clinic includes a full time Dentist and Medical Clinic as well as offering a variety of other services including chiropractors and physiotherapists. Madeira Park is the main shopping centre for the region and includes: banks, an IGA, the Oak Tree Market, liquor store, pharmacy, RONA, tool rental yard, handicrafts and furniture stores, as well as and art gallery and book & gift stores. Restaurants, pubs and coffee shops round out the rest of the business community.

When you continue through the village you will find yourself at Madeira Landing. The marina has a well-maintained picnic area with tables, lawn and gardens and the notice board on the pier. The marina offers boats, tours, and halibut cheeks for sale in this mixed commercial fishing and pleasure boating area.

Madeira Park is located on Pender Harbour off Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Travelers from the Lower Mainland should take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, and then drive 50 miles northwest on Highway 101.

Madeira Park, with its secure settled feel and its availability for so many land and water outdoor pursuits, is popular with landlubbers and boaters alike.

Now you may be wondering where you need to go to find additional information on this subject. Click this link for more on the Madeira Park? Or to broaden your research to the coast of BC go here! Around Vancouver Island

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Beam, Casey "Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada." Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada. 26 Jun. 2010. 6 Oct 2014 <>.

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