was originally settled in 1888 when Farquhar (Fred) McRae was beached on the property during a storm when he was rowing a small boat up from Vancouver looking to homestead. He immediately saw the unique beauty and tranquility of the location and homesteaded a portion of the overall property. Soon after he purchased the adjacent section of land from a fellow pioneer named 'Maude'. Hence the name 'Maude Bay and McRae Cove and McRae Islets. During his lifetime, the property was farmed and selectively logged until his death in 1924. His oldest son Fraser, at the age of 9 and with the help of his mother then took over and continued to build up the farm and leased oceanfront sites for recreational cabins and trailers until his death in 1989. Due to the unique location in Georgia Straight and the windswept ocean beaches and bays, Fraser's friends approached him about summer cabins on the beach. The first recreational sites were established in the early 1950's and continue to be very popular. Presently, Fraser's daughter Jackie continues to operate and manage the farm and recreational sites.