A duck sits on a wooden float in the lake.
Sunshine Coast Tourism/ Chris Thorn Photography Garden Bay Lake

Garden Bay Lake

Tucked away in Pender Harbour and bordered by forest and mountain, you will find Garden Bay Lake.

This expansive lake always has room for everyone, with multiple parking/picnic spot options. There is a main T-shaped dock next to a small sandy beach that is perfect for dogs and children, as well as a floating dock. Drive carefully though, as the road is quite twisty and contains multiple blind corners. Kayaks and SUPs, as well as small crafts (dinghies) are easily launched from most of the stopping locations along the lake.

The lake is a short jaunt down the road from the only gas station between Sechelt and the ferry terminal in Earl’s Cove, so if you are in need of a refuel this would be the place! Madeira Park is approximately a 15 - 20 minute drive southbound down the Sunshine Coast Highway, and Egmont is 30-minute drive northbound. If you are feeling ambitious and want to combine your lake day with a hike, Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park is just before you hit Egmont. Accommodations and other activities can be found in either Egmont or Pender Harbour. 

Click here to view Garden Bay Lake on Google Maps.

This lake is ideal for:

  • swimming
  • families
  • paddle sports