Posted by: cherylyoung | July 26, 2012

Poets Cove on Vancouver Island, Every bit as Magical as it sounds

Pender Island is located in the Gulf of Georgia, just north

of the American San Juan Islands, and in

between Vancouver on the mainland and Sidney and

Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The largest Southern Gulf Islands are comprised of

Galiano Island, Gabriola Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island,

Salt Spring Island and the Pender Islands

These islands are accessible by ferries from both Vancouver

(Tsawwassen) and Sidney (Swartz Bay).

Airlines also service these islands.

The Pender Islands are made up of North and South Pender

Island and are separated by a dredged narrow canal, linked

by a one lane bridge.

The canal was dredged in the early 1900’s to enable the

ferry to travel from Hope Bay on the Pender Islands to

Victoria, thus avoiding the treacherous waters off the

south point and trimming hours from the trip.

South Pender Island is more rural and less populated.

Bedwell Harbour, the site of the customs dock and a flourishing

marina and resort, is located on South Pender, as are two

popular hiking trails, one leading up to  Mt. Norman and

splendid views and  the other following  the canal over to

Beaumont Marine Park with its white shell beaches and

arbutus headland. North Pender Island, with several

subdivisions (Magic Lake and Trincomali), has by far the

larger population. Here you’ll find a health clinic, an

elementary school, a community hall, Driftwood Mall

shopping centre, churches, the best second hand shop

in the west, a library, and historic Port Washington and

Hope Bay, with their government docks and heritage store.

Welcome to Poets Cove Resort & Spa, the Gulf Islands’

premier luxury resort with a full service marina.

Tucked away in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island, British

Columbia, we offer a variety of experiences set in  the midst

of incredible natural beauty.


Stay with us in the summer months and enjoy the water,

outdoor activities, music on the patio and the energy of

fellow guests having fun.


Visit us in the quiet of fall and winter, and relax in front

of a fire, curl up with a good book or enjoy a peaceful nature walk.


Whenever you’re here, we’re here, with a warm welcome.

Our $42 million development opened in 2004 with a selection

of 46 accommodations – 22 Lodge Rooms, 9 Villas and 15 Cottages.


Whether you stay in our Arts & Crafts styled Lodge, our private

two or three bedroom Cottages, or in one of our beautiful and

spacious two or three bedroom Villas, you will experience

the ultimate in comfort, service and attention to detail.


We also offer a full-service 110-slip deep-moorage marina – rated

one of the ten best in the Western Hemisphere – and a Canadian

point of entry customs office for CanPass users.


Our marine centre features the New* Moorings Cafe, a great

place to relax with a good latte or cappuccino, and an  activity

centre with a heated year-round outdoor pool, hot tub and

ocean-view deck.

We serve only the best in fresh, local, West Coast cuisine in

our stunning Aurora Restaurant and casual Syrens Bistro

and offer a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities year-round,

from exciting kayaking & canoeing adventures to rejuvenating

and invigorating spa treatments in our Susurrus Day Spa.


Whether you’re looking for relaxation, exhilaration, or quiet

contemplation, we invite you to discover it here, at Poets

Cove Resort, Spa and Marina. Download Resort Site Map +

Pender Island Map.


For more information about Pender Island, the Gulf Islands

and close by Vancouver Island tourist hot-spots please

see the Tourism Vancouver Island website >>


Contact Us

: Poets Cove Resort & Spa

9801 Spalding Road South Pender Island,

BC V0N 2M3 Canada




Victoria, B.C Canada Cell: 250-516-7653



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