About Magic Lake Estates
The Pender Islands' "neighbourhood," had its notorious beginnings in the 1960's, when "Gulf Island Estates" planned a high-density vacation home development on the west shore of North Pender Island. Eventually, about 600 acres of mostly half-acre properties spread out along the waterfront and into the forested hillsides beyond.
The subdivision, the largest in Canada at the time, helped inspire creation of the Islands Trust regulatory agency whose mission was to promote more responsible and sustainable development in the Gulf Islands.
In actuality, the "Estates" have become a desirable place to live and offer many amenities to its residents.
There are two oceanfront parks at Thieves Bay and Shingle Bay, several ocean access points, and two lakes. Magic Lake is open to the public for swimming and rowing, whereas Buck Lake is the main public water supply and is off limits to all except those who reside along its shores.
The world-class Golf Island disc golf park is located in the midst of the subdivision, off of Galleon Way. Several trails lead to the disc park and connect to Prior Centennial Campground.
A myriad of short hiking trails traverse the Magic Lake area, creating convenient shortcuts and pleasant walks for local residents.
The south trailhead to the Roe Lake portion of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve begins from the northwest edge of Magic Lake Estates at the end of Galleon Way.
Best of all, much of the shoreline of the Magic Lake Estates area is frequented by pods of orcas during the summer months.
2019/20 Board of Directors
Jeremy Harwood - President
Bob Coulson - Vice President
Kathy Gilbert - Secretary
Jean Deschenes - Treasurer
Mike Wiley - Director of Recreation -Tennis
David Reed - Director at large
Wally Foster - Marina General Manager
Robb Zuk - Marina Operations Manager
Ian Syme - Marina Maintenance Manager
Art Curtis - Marina Projects Manager
Joanna Rogers - MLPOS Office Manager
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Drop in the MLPOS folder at Dockside Realty (Driftwood),
- or - mail to: P.O Box 65, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0
Magic Lake Property Owners Society
Magic Lake Property Owners’ Society (MLPOS) was established in the mid 1970s to manage several properties and be a voice for residents of Magic Lake Estates on North Pender Island, British Columbia.
MLPOS owns and manages Thieves Bay Marina, the tennis courts, located on Privateers Road, where there is also a playground, and Mouat Park, a native plant sanctuary, located at the corner of Storm Crescent and Schooner Way.
MLPOS also is an advocacy association for the many residents of Magic Lake Estates. For example, we communicate with local governments (Capital Regional District and Islands Trust) regarding water service, waste disposal and land use issues.
MLPOS is a registered society in BC. Click here for the constitution and bylaws of the society »
If you move to Magic Lake Estates, membership in the association is encouraged. The annual membership fee is $20 plus $1 GST. The benefits include the ability to acquire a slip at the marina, preferred tennis court rates and a voice through the association on matters affecting local residents.
Magic Lake Property Owners Association usually meets on the second Monday of the month, 4 pm, at the Pender Island School, 5714 Canal Road. During the Covid pandemic we are not able to meet at the school. We will post information about the location of upcoming Directors' meeting s on the blog page. However, only one meeting is held in the summer, generally in August at Thieves Bay Park. An Annual General Meeting is held, typically on the third Saturday of October. At the AGM, the budget for the upcoming year is approved, new projects approved, a status report is provided on the various facilities (marina, tennis courts and park,) advocacy work, and elections for Board members are held. All meetings are open to MLPOS members.
MLPOS is always happy to have new Board members, so consider volunteering for a Board position.