Explore BC's Sunshine Coast
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Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a 180 km stretch of paradise that’s tucked into the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia, Canada. The shoreline stretches from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound and is accessible only by ferry, boat, or plane. Come spend some time discovering vibrant communities, reconnecting with nature, and enjoying the laid-back vibe.

While exploring the Sunshine Coast, please remember to be safe, responsible, and respectful. We’re all visitors on the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, shíshálh, Tla’amin, Klahoose, and Xwémalhkwu Nations.

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Sunshine Coast Communities

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Get to Know the Sunshine Coast

Discover a string of quaint, coastal communities that offer a slower pace of life, allowing you to truly connect to nature.

Gibsons

Ch’ḵw’elhp

Gibsons sits at the southwest corner of Howe Sound, perched on a hillside overlooking several small islands. It was featured in a classic CBC TV show called The Beachcombers.

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Gambier Island

Chá7elkwnech

Gambier Island is home to approximately 100 permanent residents. BC Ferries and local water taxis offer convenient foot passenger service.

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Keats Island

Lheḵ’tínes

Keats Island is located just offshore from the community of Gibsons. BC Ferries and local water taxis offer convenient foot passenger service.

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Roberts Creek

xwesam / Stelḵáya

Roberts Creek is a funky artist community. Discover cultural and natural attractions in the area such as the Roberts Creek Mandala and the waterfalls in Cliff Gilker Park.

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Sechelt

ch’atlich

Sechelt sits on a narrow isthmus that separates the Sechelt Inlet from the Salish Sea. It serves as a fantastic adventure hub and is also home to a bustling arts scene.

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Halfmoon Bay & Secret Cove

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Discover some of the most stunning coastline and beach access points on the Sunshine Coast in Halfmoon Bay & Secret Cove. These areas are full of outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Thormanby Island

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Thormanby Island is known for its beaches, a large bay that provides safe anchorage for boats, and provincial parks that offer backcountry camping opportunities.

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Pender Harbour

Kalpilin

Pender Harbour is the name of a harbour and also the larger area around the harbour, which is surrounded by small communities such as Madeira Park (salalus), Kleindale, and Garden Bay.

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Egmont

sḵwelawt

Egmont is home to Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. You'll also find a range of waterfront accommodations and restaurants, along with unforgettable kayaking and boat tours.

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Nelson Island

Nelson Island is accessible by private boat or floatplane. It sits along the BC Ferries route between Earls Cove and Saltery Bay, so you can easily view the island during your ferry trip.

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Powell River

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Powell River is a city surrounded by natural beauty and adventure. It's home to the Sunshine Coast Trail, the Powell Forest Canoe Route, and more.

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Texada Island

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Texada Island is affectionately called “The Rock” by locals. BC ferries offers car & foot passenger service from Powell River.

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Lund

Kla Ah Men

Lund is known as the “End of the Road” due to its location at Mile 0 of Highway 101, which is part of one of the longest highway networks in the world, running from Canada to Chile.

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Savary Island

Kayeqwan

Savary Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Salish Sea, featuring white sand beaches & stunning ocean and mountain views. Water taxi service is available from Lund.

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Copeland Islands