Experiencing the Sunshine Coast …
The BC Coastal Mountains drape themselves graciously around the communities on the Sunshine Coast, providing a year-round resort-like feel. A haven just a short ferry crossing away from Vancouver, the area remains quiet, calm, under-populated and totally scenic.
A quick visit to the Sunshine Coast easily becomes habit-forming. Visitors often turn into residents, re-inventing a lifestyle that truly combines the best of both worlds.
SIDEBAR: Although the Sunshine Coast can basically only be reached over water (or by air), it’s not an island. It’s part of the Mainland – only there are no direct access roads (yet).
Quick tour of the Sunshine Coast:
|Skip straight to Gibsons PLEASE CLICK HERE|
|Skip straight to Roberts Creek PLEASE CLICK HERE|
|Skip straight to Sechelt PLEASE CLICK HERE|
|Skip straight to Halfmoon Bay PLEASE CLICK HERE|
|Skip straight to Madeira Park PLEASE CLICK HERE|
|Skip straight to Pender Harbour PLEASE CLICK HERE|
Wildlife in abundance.
Most residents will know how to keep the animals out of their garbage bin; yet virtually everybody is thrilled to see some wildlife examples.
Sightings of black bears aren’t uncommon. Occasionally, a coyote can be spotted and even the odd cougar.
The ferry to and from the Sunshine Coast pretty much runs like clockwork. The crossing across Howe Sound provides a bit of a cruise-like feeling.
At the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, the ferries connect with regular and express buses to and from the city. On the Sunshine Coast, good connections are provided by BC Transit.
Of course, road infrastructure is excellent at both terminals; at most times it’s very easy to just drive on-and-off the ferries.
There are plenty of bike lanes on the Sunshine Coast, many Provincial Parks and endless walking and hiking trails requiring various degrees of endurance.