Posted by: cherylyoung | October 28, 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 Website:


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and my other blog.


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