Madeira Park, Ruby Lake Resort

Madeira Park

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 can enjoy warm, dry weather on one of the many long beaches. Water activities include swimming, diving, fishing, and sailing in one of the many surrounding waters. Sechelt Inlet is 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. Charels 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. ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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, ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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. ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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. ... Read more
Seabreeze Resort

Seabreeze Resort

Powell River

Escape the stress of everyday life to a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere at Seabreeze Resort. Situated on the shore of Lang Bay’s sandy beach, our guests spend their days swimming and beach combing. We are surrounded by many lakes with several scenic trails for hiking enthusiasts to explore. We of ... Read more
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