Posted by: cherylyoung | October 7, 2012

A haven of natural bays and inlets, as well as forested lakes has earned it the moniker “Venice of the North”

 

Follow the winding highway to reach the communities

 Garden Bay and Irvines Landing that cluster around a s

heltered shorelineand make up the area known as

 PENDER HARBOUR.

 

A haven of natural bays and inlets, as well as forested

 lakes, has earned it  the moniker “Venice of the North.”

 

 It is a natural wonderland with new parkslike the

water­front  Millennium Park and wooded Francis Point

Marine Park highlighting the shoreline.

 

 Take a leisurely water taxi cruise to explore the

 coastline and visit nearby islands.

 

Fish or boat on the four lakes tucked down Garden

Bay Road.

 

 At Ruby Lake Lagoon see nesting wood ducks, red-legged

 frogs, painted turtles and much more.

 

Go scuba diving in any season in the protected waters

of  Pender Harbour with its astounding sea life and

water clarity.

 

 Book a fishing charter or sightseeing eco-tour and take

stunning photos.

 

 Golf an undulating course where you may see elk

and deer.

 

 Don’t miss the fall Pender Harbour Jazz Festival for a

great mix of performers in various venues.

 

 Stay in an oceanfront resort, B&B or in one of many

first-rate  campgrounds.

 

At the top end of the Lower Sunshine Coast, the tiny

 community of EGMONT clings to the shoreline and

Earls Cove ferry terminal leads on to the Upper

Sunshine Coast.

 

The woodsy settlement of Egmont has few commercial

outlets, but it is a haven of activities.

 

 The term “rich in nature” aptly applies.

 

It is the stepping-off point for two of the Sunshine

Coast’s most sublime natural experiences: Princess

Louisa Inlet and the Skookumchuck Narrows.

 

 Follow the winding highway to reach the communities

 of Madeira Park, Garden Bay and Irvines Landing

that cluster around a sheltered shoreline and make up

 the area known as PENDER HARBOUR.

 

A haven of natural bays and inlets, as well as forested l

akes, has earned it the moniker “Venice of the North.”

 

 It is a natural wonderland with new parks like the

water­front Millennium Park and wooded Francis

Point Marine Park highlighting the shoreline.

Take a leisurely water taxi cruise to explore the coastline

 and visit nearby islands.

 Fish or boat on the four lakes tucked down Garden

Bay Road.

At Ruby Lake Lagoon see nesting wood ducks, red-legged

frogs, painted turtles and much more.

 Go scuba diving in any season in the protected waters of

Pender Harbour  with its astounding sea life and water clarity.

 

 Book a fishing charter or sightseeing eco-tour and take

 stunning photos.

 Golf an undulating course where you may see elk and deer.

 Don’t miss the fall Pender Harbour Jazz Festival for a great

mix of performers  in various venues.

Stay in an oceanfront resort, B&B or in one of many

first-rate campgrounds.

At the top end of the Lower Sunshine Coast, the tiny

community  of EGMONT clings to the shoreline and Earls

Cove ferry terminal leads on to the Upper Sunshine Coast.

 

 Aboard a charter boat or by water taxi or floatplane, see

Princess  Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls.

 

 The day-trip showcases a mosaic of green-carpeted

mountains and the magical fjord where as many as

60 waterfalls tumble down granite facades.

 

Trek an easy, 4-km (2.5 mi) forested trail into

Skookumchuck Narrows where tidal waters forced

 through a narrow, shallow channel result  in one of the

 world’s fastest flowing rapids.

 

 Take a boat to Hotham Sound where Freil Falls cascade

down 450 metres. 

Harmony Islets, pristine isles below the falls, is one of

BC’s newest  marine parks.

Check into a wilderness lodge for non-stop adventures.

 

From Earls Cove the ferry departs the Lower Sunshine

Coast  to reach SALTERY BAY on the Upper Sunshine

Coast.

 

 The 50-minute trip delights photographers with small,

verdant islands and towering, thickly carpeted mountains

 and the magical  fjord where as many as 60 waterfalls

tumble down granite facades.

 

Trek an easy, 4-km (2.5 mi) forested trail into

Skookumchuck Narrows where tidal waters forced

through a narrow, shallow channel result in one

of the world’s fastest flowing rapids.

                 

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR,

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C  www.cherylyoung.ca 

www.facebook.com/cherylcyoung

www.twitter.com/CherylCYoung.ca 

 cbythesea@shaw.ca

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