Established in 1969, Garden Bay Marine Provincial Park provides 200 metres of shoreline, with a backdrop rising to the summit of Mount Daniel. A part of Pender Harbour, this is a popular boating area with secure anchorage and a small dinghy dock. This park provides excellent opportunities for fishing, picnicking and swimming. There are many marinas, stores, resorts, restaurants, repair facilities and fuel outlets located near the park.
Park Size: 163 hectares
This park has hiking and/or walking trails. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
There is a hiking trail in the park but it is not accessible from the Marine area of the Park. Access is from Garden Bay Road. The Mount Daniel Trail is approximately 1½ hours to the top (4 kilometres from Garden Bay Road to the top). This is a moderate to difficult hike due to the steep grade of the trail. There is a great view of the surrounding area from the top.
Visitors may fish for salmon and cod. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Licences can be purchase in Irvine’s Landing and Garden Bay.
The park is located 30 km from Sechelt, on the Sechelt Peninsula. Follow Highway 101 north past Madeira Park; turn left on Garden Bay Road. At Garden Bay Lake keep left and drive approximately 2 km to Claydon Road. Pender Harbour includes the following communities: Garden Bay, Medeira Park, Irvines Landing.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.