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49º 37′ 51.627″ N / 124º 1′ 56.273″ W

JOHN HENRY’S

General Store

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There’s been a General Store in Garden Bay on Pool Road since the 1940’s. Originally called Lloyd’s, it’s been John Henry’s for many, many years. 

We’re proud of the store’s unique charm, patronized by locals and visitors. Our goal is to provide the range of goods one might find in a historic general store, including the provisions boaters, resort guests, and all others visiting Pender Harbour need.

The store is known for its distinctive product selections – our extensive beer, wine & spirits selection (we think the best north of Sechelt), varied gift and housewares assortment, regular and specialty groceries, David Fussenegger Austrian blankets, greeting cards (including a wide selection by local artists) and much more.

John Henry’s Café is also located inside the store. Year-round the Café offers in-house prepared delicious foods, as well as a considerable baking & frozen entrée program. A produce program is also available during the Summer season. More details about the Café and it’s current menu, can be found here: Café Menu

The General Store is known for its distinctive product selections – our extensive beer, wine & spirits selection (we think the best north of Sechelt), varied gift and housewares assortment, regular and specialty groceries, greeting cards (including a wide selection by local artists) and much more.

John Henry’s Café is also located inside the store. Year-round the Café offers in-house prepared delicious foods, as well as a considerable baking & frozen entrée program. A produce program is also available during the Summer season. More details about the Café and it’s current menu, can be found here: Café Menu

Store Hours

Summer
9am – 8pm, 7 days a week

Winter
10am – 6pm, 7 days a week

Open year round. Closed only for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Double scoop icecream with a view!

Insider Tip

John Henry’s General Store is well known for its big scoop ice cream cones. Enjoy single or double scoops on cake or waffle cones. Choose from 12 regular flavours, including at least one without dairy.

 

What’s in Store?

Something for everyone:

• Fully stocked liquor store – beer (domestic, craft & international features), wine & spirits – special orders welcome (please allow up to 2 weeks for stock to arrive)
• Dairy (including milk, cheese, eggs)
• Basic groceries – coffee, tea, jam & peanut butter, pasta & sauce, spices, baking basics, a limited selection of fresh product (summer), frozen items, including frozen in-house prepared foods to take away;
• Sweet & salty snacks & drinks;
• Specialty foods, mostly locally produced (BC), including condiments, cooking sauces, chocolate bars, spice blends
• Personal & household care products
• Basic & giftable housewares
• Greeting cards
• Gifts – for kids and adults
• Propane filled from 5 to 100 lbs
• Ice – block and party ice

Other Store Details
• On-site come & go parking (no overnight parking, except by prior special arrangement)
• Pets are not permitted in the store
• Attached – Garden Bay Canada Post Office (open Monday through Saturday) Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm; Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm. Offers PO Boxes, parcel pick-ups, shipments, stamps – everything you need.

Directions

By Car – Horseshoe Bay Ferry

(From West Vancouver)

Travel 40 minutes by ferry (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale) to arrive at the Sunshine Coast’s Langdale Terminal. Your drive from Langdale will be about 90 minutes, through Gibsons and Sechelt, via the Sunshine Coast Highway #101, along winding roads.

  • Follow the Sunshine Coast Highway (you will pass Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay and Madeira Park).
  • After you see the Garden Bay sign, at the Petro Canada station, turn left onto Garden Bay Road.
  • Follow Garden Bay Road, staying to the left, and drive past Garden Bay Lake.
  • Continue driving straight past Sinclair Bay Road, past Claydon Road, and past Lyons Road.
  • At the dead-end rise, Turn left onto Pool Road, driving to your right around the lagoon.
  • Ahead of you will be John Henry’s General Store.
  • If you’re coming to check in at the Resort, continue on the road past the Store. The Marina & Resort office is the gray-blue building on your left.
By Car – Saltery Bay/Earls Cove Ferry

(From Powell River/North Sunshine Coast)

Travel 60 minutes by ferry (Saltery Bay) to arrive at the Sunshine Coast’s Earls Cove Terminal. After disembarking the ferry your drive from Earls Cove south via the Sunshine Coast Highway #101will be about 25 minutes to Garden Bay.

  • At the Petro Canada station, turn right onto Garden Bay Road.
  • Follow Garden Bay Road, staying to the left, and drive past Garden Bay Lake.
  • Continue driving straight past Sinclair Bay Road, past Claydon Road, and past Lyons Road.
  • At the dead-end rise, Turn left onto Pool Road, driving to your right around the lagoon.
  • Ahead of you will be John Henry’s General Store.
  • If you’re coming to check in at the Resort, continue on the road past the Store. The Marina & Resort office is the gray-blue building on your left.
Arriving by Boat

If arriving by boat, consult Charts 3535 and 3512.
Our GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 49° 37.9’N    Longitude: 124° 2.02’W

Upon entering Pender Harbour continue straight into Hospital Bay. Look for our bright red cottage. Our marina is directly left of that cottage.

To reach our Fuel dock continue past our marina and look for the yellow Fuel Dock store & fuel dispensers.

For moorage assignments, call our marina office on 66A (summer only) or call the Marina & Resort office: 604-883-2336, Ext. 1.

During our busy summer months advance moorage reservations are strongly suggested to avoid disappointment.

Arriving by Float Plane

Our float plane dock is located at the ?? end of our 425-foot-long dock. The space specifically reserved for float planes is designated by red & white stripes. Landings are not permitted at our fuel dock.

All float plane services, with the exception of Kenmore Air (from Seattle), is by charter. When arranging for your charter, tell them you want to go to or be picked up from the John Henry’s (or formerly Fisherman’s) float plane dock.

The most frequently used charter providers include: Sunshine Coast Air and Harbour Air. If you need additional details to coordinate your arrival or departure, please call 604-883-2336, Ext 2 and ask for Allyson or Alan.