Welcome to John Henry's Marina & Resort

Thank you for Coming to the 1st Annual
Coast Christmas Market at John Henry's

December 10, 2018:  We've had 2 great weekends, featuring a range of vendors in our cozy, fun cottages and west coast home. Visitors wandered through the property to meet our vendors, had mulled wine or hot chocolate and lunch or dinner in the Cafe at John Henry's. All despite the rain, fog and chilly air.

We spent over $2,000 on the Christmas lights that brightened our Pender Harbour location. Several boaters added Christmas lights to the vessels that graced our docks, adding more magic to our Christmas Market.

Thank you for coming! We will definitely continuing this tradition. It will be bigger and better next year.

If you're interested or know someone who would be interested in talking to us about being a 2018 vendor please have them email: allyson@madaboutfood.net (Owner, John Henry's)

If you want us to keep in touch and let you know how our plans are coming, please also email us.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas & all the best for 2018!


In the summer of 2015 two Garden Bay businesses, Fisherman's Resort & Marina and John Henry's Marinas, were combined and renamed "John Henry's", to signify the longevity of this Garden Bay institution. John Henry's is indeed the centre of the Garden Bay area of Pender Harbour.

John Henry's is a full service marina & resort. We have:

  • A unique country General Store (open 7 days a week year round) that includes a liquor store, fresh produce & groceries, an ATM, propane, bait, ice (party and block, made on-site), gifts and fishing & boating supplies - and our famous ice cream. If you need store or fuel dock information, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #2. Current store hours (beginning Sept. 4 2017) are: 8am to 8pm. The fuel dock closes 30 minutes before sundown.

  • Four comfortable, cozy oceanfront cottages, which are now available year round. We also offer a fully-furnished 3-bedroom oceanfront vacation rental house, plus a 1-bedroom self-contained garden suite and 1-bedroom studio loft, all located on the property above the marina. For more information about our accommodation options, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #1.

  • 2,300 lineal feet of docks for transient, seasonal and long-term moorage in a deep water, sheltered harbour. On-site facilities for mariners, including washrooms with showers, laundry, fresh water, garbage & recycling. To book space in our marina, please call 604-883-2336, Ext. #1. Please note: Moorage reservations are strongly recommended in July and August to avoid disappointment. You can also email: info@johnhenrysresortmarina.com.

  • The Cafe at John Henry's. Our licensed 40 seat oceanfront Cafe has indoor & outdoor seating. The Cafe currently serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 5 days a week. Currently open from 8am to 8pm, the Cafe operates Thursday through Monday, with last call at 7:45pm. Join us Friday and Saturday evenings for our Prime Rib Roast Beef Dinner. We strong suggest reservations. Please call 604-883-2336, Ext #3.

We’re excited to share our John Henry’s video. It provides a great overview of our property and will as well give you a great sense of the beauty of our location in Pender Harbour. Enjoy!


You are now able to book accommodation through our website. If you would like more information about our accommodation options, including moorage in the marina, or would like to make a phone reservation for our accommodations, please call: 604-883-2336, Ext. 1. Our office hours are generally 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Please note that if we are assisting moorage clients arriving at the marina or are cleaning cottages or the house, we may not be able to answer the phone, but we will get back to you.

We look forward to welcoming you to John Henry's. We're located in one of the most beautiful harbours in British Columbia.

Allyson Nelson
Tel. 604-883-2336
Ext 1: Marina & Resort office
Ext 2: John Henry's General Store
Ext 3: Cafe at John Henry's