Friday, April 11, 2014

A to Z Challenge - Irvines Landing

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 Hospital Bay.

So long my friends,

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