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Madeira Park, Ruby Lake Resort

Madeira Park

Located in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, Madeira Park, an unincorporated community in the area of Pender Harbour, is a haven for anyone who loves the outdoors and the temperate climate of the Sunshine Coast. In the summer, visitors and residents enjoy warm, dry weather on one of the many long beaches plus water activities including swimming, diving, fishing, and sailing in the surrounding waters. Sechelt Inlet has been rated as one of the world’s top 20 recreational dives by Scuba Diving Magazine.

The area is also home to many Provincial and Regional Parks, offering gorgeous views of the surrounding area. The region also offers golfing, and horse-back riding opportunities.

An aerial view of the Ruby Lake Resort in Madeira Park..

Location

Madeira Park is located in Pender Harbour, 58 km (36 mi) north of Langdale ferry terminal on the Sunshine Coast. From Vancouver, take the Horseshoe Bay Ferry in West Vancouver to Langdale and drive Highway 101 to Madeira Park.

An evening view of the pool at the Painted Boat Resort in Madeira Park.

A Step Back in Time

The Pender Harbour area was originally occupied by the Coast Salish First Nations. Charles Irvine was the first European settler to inhabit the region. He built a log trading post, and became involved in the gold rush. In 1904, he sold his property to “Portuguese Joe” Gonsalves and his Salish Coast Nation wife, Susan Harris. According to local sources, either Gonsalves or his daughter named Madeira Park in honour of Madeira Island near Portugal, where Gonsalves had spent his childhood.

The sandy beach at the Ruby Lake Resort in Madeira Park.

Contact Information

Sunshine Coast Tourism

Madeira Park & Nearby Accommodations

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Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

Madeira Park

Each Villa at Painted Boat Resort offers upscale, Canadian-designed and made furnishings and a large patio or balcony with a water view, as well as a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and two bathrooms. ... More Details
Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina

Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina

Madeira Park

Seeking an intimate resort with gorgeous water views? Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel & Marina is the ideal destination for hosting family gatherings, small weddings or romantic getaways to the Coast. We have less than 20 accommodations, which allows for exceptional service and luxurious amenities. Our ... More Details
Ruby Lake Resort

Ruby Lake Resort

Madeira Park

Surrounded by the Caren Range Mountains and beautiful Ruby Lake, Ruby Lake Resort is a true piece of paradise to escape urban life. Our resort is ideal for romantic getaways or family vacations, so stay in our Safari Tent or well-appointed cottage suites to enjoy a relaxing retreat. The Safari Tents ... More Details
Garden Bay Resort & Campground

Garden Bay Resort & Campground

Garden Bay

Yes, there’s magic at Garden Bay, and we invite you come and see for yourself why this part of BC has a special vibe that can’t be beat. Come for the ocean, the lakes, the wildlife, the recreation. Come for the warm hospitality. But most of all, come for the joy of living life at a slower pace t ... More Details
Pender Harbour Resort & Marina

Pender Harbour Resort & Marina

Garden Bay

Welcome to Pender Harbour Resort, where we offer a wide range of accommodation choices with 600’ of oceanfront. Vacationing with a large group? Our chalet is perfect to accommodate up to 8 guests with a full kitchen and four bedrooms. We have waterfront cottages overlooking scenic Pender Harbour, ... More Details
Backeddy Resort & Marina

Backeddy Resort & Marina

Egmont

Situated on 600 ft of pristine shoreline on the stunning Sechelt Inlet, Backeddy Resort & Marina is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts! Surrounded by lush forests and gorgeous waters, we encourage guests to discover marine life, hiking trails, and unwind to the beautiful sounds of nature. ... More Details
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Egmont

Our packages are the best way to experience as much of the scenic beauty as possible during your stay with us. Each package has something special bundled in, so you can enjoy options such as kayaking tours, or guided nature hikes at great prices. Whether you’d like a quiet, romantic getaway with c ... More Details
Kent's Beach Resort

Kent's Beach Resort

Powell River

Enjoy year round waterfront cabins and camping at Kent’s Beach Resort. Situated on the beautiful west coast of BC, guests are spoiled to breathtaking oceanside views. Our self-contained cabins are furnished and feature fully equipped kitchens, perfect to fix meals. Our campground is nestled on the ... More Details
Bayside Campground & RV Park

Bayside Campground & RV Park

Sechelt

This campground offers full and partial service RV sites and private tent sites. Satellite TV, hot showers, playground, volleyball, horseshoes. Convenient to Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, beaches, hiking, biking trails, golf, galleries, villages and services. ... More Details
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