British Columbia Travel Guide
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The area has extensive parklands and lakes; there is a yacht club, marinas, general store, restaurants, anchorage, and accommodations.
The shoreline includes Garden Bay Provincial Marine Park, a designation that protects the waters from all forms of fishing and harvesting. An abundance of marine life can be seen in the calm waters of the bay and the park extends inland, occupying 160 hectares of woodland.
Garden Bay Lake, and others in the area, offers great swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing; there is a golf course, and some of the best diving on the Sunshine Coast is nearby. For people looking for exercise, Pender Hill (231metres) and Mount Daniel (419m) have trails for steep, wooded hikes that end with fabulous views of the Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. Spipiyus Provincial Park and Francis Point Marine Park are nearby and offer wonderful kayaking and nature-viewing opportunities.
Mount Daniel is of great significance to the Sechelt First Nation as a site of ceremony. Along the waterfront there is a cemetery of archeological significance.
From Garden Bay, boat charters are available including to Princess Louisa Inlet, renowned as the most scenic natural anchorage in the world. It gives visitors stunning views from the head of the inlet into the glacier-covered Coast Range, whose peaks reach 4000 meters.
Garden bay is one of the stops along a circle tour, which takes travelers from Vancouver, up the Sunshine Coast and via ferries to Powell River and onto Vancouver Island.
Garden Bay Accommodations
Garden Bay Things to Do