Now, let's go south from Yukon to beautiful British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.
At the mouth of
Pender Harbour in Joe Bay, the historic community of Irvines Landing is a
popular tourist and fishing stop named after Charles Irving, who set up
a trading post here in 1865, with the establishment of the community in
1880. The communities of Garden Bay, Madeira Park and Irvine's Landing
are known collectively as Pender Harbour.
Until the 1930s, when the Sechelt Highway reached the area, Irvines
Landing was a hive of activity, and the main port on Pender Harbour for
the steamships of old. Area residents would hear the steam whistle and
head to the dock for their mail and supplies.
Today, the lifestyle of Irvines Landing is still centred around the
water and the boat launch ramp, with many residents engaged in
commercial fishing, sports fishing and pleasure boating. Irvines Landing
offers a campsite, and a general store is located at John Henry's at
So long my friends,