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A bridge that spans a canal between Bedwell and Browning Harbors, joins together North and South Pender Islands. Before the canal was dredged to provide access from one harbor to another, boats had to be carried across a wide neck of land called Indian Portage. Recently artifacts dating back 10,000 years were uncovered here by an archaeological dig. The Penders are known not only for their numerous accessible secluded coves and beaches, but also for the many artists/artisans who live here. As you leave Hope Bay on Bedwell Harbour Road, at the top of the hill you'll find an old school that houses their works. See other attractions such as picturesque barns, mansions and country stores. Camping, b&b's, and resorts are available. Pender Island is in the Gulf Islands.

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British Columbia Provincial Parks Beaumont Marine Provincial Park |
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12/12 Coming to The Pender Island area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.
Chief Seattle Days Suquamish WA August16-19 The Coastal Jam, a Pow Wow with competition dancing and drumming, a parade, Fun Runs, craft and food vendor booths, and the Chief Seatle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.