Skip the travel planning confusion and let our local hosts take care of the details. These multi-day vacation packages are a no-fuss way to explore the Sunshine Coast: they include camping or accommodations, food, and some activities. Whether you're hunkering down for a week in a cool yurt, kayaking through the spectacular waters of Desolation Sound, or heading out on a self-guided adventure, you’re in for a great time.
When and How to Book Your Vacation Package
To ensure a hassle-free vacation package, your best approach is to plan ahead, although last-minute cancellations and special offers can occasionally be found. Start by arranging your transportation to the Sunshine Coast. You can make a ferry reservation if you're traveling from the Lower Mainland via Horseshoe Bay or from Vancouver Island via Little River in Comox. Alternatively, you can book a flight from various locations such as Vancouver International Airport, downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, or Victoria.
It's important to note that many of these vacation packages are seasonal, typically available from April/May to September/October. The choice depends on your preferences. Are you interested in a fall getaway to unwind after a busy summer? Or perhaps an early spring adventure, like paddling to observe migratory birds and whales? You'll discover vacation packages tailored to every season and experience here.
Resorts and Glamping Stays
Some of the most restorative vacations are those that require a short travel distance. Pick a home base and settle in for a few days of exploring a new-to-you area, whether that's your own personal island or a resort tucked away in some of the most remote stretches of British Columbia.
West Coast Wilderness Lodge
West Coast Wilderness Lodge lives up to its name: overlooking Jervis Inlet, and providing prime access into Princess Louisa Inlet, there's plenty of west coast wilderness to be found here. The resort's packages let you fully immerse in the area and take advantage of activities like kayaking and boat tours. With the signature package, you can head into Princess Louisa Inlet for an intimate and up-close look at this stunning inlet and its 60 or so waterfalls, including powerful Chatterbox Falls. The "Awesome Adventure" package packs adrenaline-fueled fun into its three-night stay, with a jet ski rental and zodiac tour. Accommodation, daily breakfast, and three-course dinners are included in every package.
Did we have you at "personal island"? If yes, look no further than Out There, a one-of-a-kind, off-grid resort situated on its very own island. Located just off Egmont on the Southern Sunshine Coast, Out There bills itself as a "bohemian boudoir crossed with a wilderness glamping experience." There are a handful of places to stay for you and your crew, including a treehouse suite, luxury yurt, and oceanfront cabin, altogether accommodating up to 6 people. Did we mention it's fully catered, too? All your food is taken care of, plus a return boat trip to get you on and off the island, meaning all you need to do after getting to Egmont is simply unplug and enjoy. Snorkel, swim or just sleep your days away—however you choose to enjoy this space and its surrounding wilderness is completely up to you. It's your very own island after all!
Cabana Desolation Eco Resort
This off-grid eco-resort is situated in the heart of stunning Desolation Sound. Most guests paddle to Cabana Desolation Eco Resort from the launch point in Okeover Inlet, but boat transportation can be added to your package. For the adventurous, there are guided sea kayaking trips where you can quite literally point your kayak in any direction, and with the help of experienced and knowledgeable guides, explore places in Desolation Sound few people have gone before. They supply all the gear and know-how, so you can just slip into the rhythmic stroke of your paddle and be fully present in your surroundings. Looking for something more relaxed? Their chill and immerse packages are designed for those who prefer late wake-up calls and lingering over second cups of coffee. While others kayak, you can hang back on your own schedule and decide what to do with your day. Rainforest hike? Ocean dip? Chilling in the hammock? It's your call. The resort features stand-alone cabanas, connected by a wooden boardwalk, with communal lounge areas.
Klahoose Wilderness Resort
This Indigenous-owned and -operated resort combines Indigenous culture, wildlife, and top-notch accommodation to provide an immersive and exhilarating experience in the heart of the Klahoose Nation's territory. Grizzly bear tours take you deep into the wilderness of Toba Inlet where you can see these magnificent creatures crossing river streams in search of salmon—viewed from safe and elevated wooden platforms built right on the banks of the estuary. Downtime includes making use of the resort's amenities, including a new wood-fired sauna, lounge room, paddleboards, and more. Throughout your stay at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Indigenous guides weave storytelling, foraging, and traditional knowledge into your stay, providing you with a deeper connection to nature, this place, and even yourself. Boat transport from the small town of Lund and all meals are included.
With 180-kilometres of coastline to explore, the Sunshine Coast was made for kayaking. Let experts take you on a guided trip through the waters of Desolation Sound, Sechelt Inlet, or Howe Sound. Even better? You can pack light. Meals, gear, kayaks, and local knowledge are all provided—just don't forget your camera.
Halfmoon Sea Kayaks
Halfmoon Sea Kayaks offer adventure expedition-style kayak packages throughout the islands and fjords of the Salish and Inland Seas. What is adventure expedition-style? Rather than adhere to a strict and planned itinerary, Halfmoon Sea Kayaks bases each paddling trip around weather, destination, and the preferences of the group. It also means there's no basecamp—instead, staff cook up meals wherever home base happens to be that night. This results in a paddling trip that is unique, memorable, and highly immersive. While three-day expeditions are the norm, you can also customize your tour to four or five days. Kayak gear guides, tents (plus sleeping gear), and meals are all provided.
Powell River Sea Kayak
Based on the Northern Sunshine Coast, Powell River Sea Kayak offers immersive, expedition-style four to seven-day trips into Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet, and the stunning Discovery Islands. They're no stranger to designing kayak trips that provide unrivaled access, expert guiding, and thoughtful details—they've been operating in these waters since 1995, after all. Aside from kayaking through some of the most brag-worthy waters in BC, you'll be treated to delicious food, including freshly harvested seafood and local ingredients.
Footprint Nature Explorations
Footprint Nature Explorations specializes in multi-day sea kayak trips to Desolation Sound and the Copeland Islands that include meals (often featuring the catch of the day) and equipment. While Desolation Sound is a bucket list destination, the lesser-known but equally rewarding Copeland Islands are ideal for rugged paddlers looking for adventure. The Copeland Islands archipelago is situated in the most northern waters of the Malaspina Strait and is a string of islands and islets that’s home to a spectacular array of wildlife. Here you can check out the breeding grounds for various species of shorebirds, paddle past seals and sea lions, or scan the horizon for humpbacks and orcas. You'll camp on one of the larger islands, at a spectacular off-grid campsite with incredible views. Take to the waters for a sunset paddle, or wait until nightfall and if you're lucky, you can kayak (under expert guidance and supervision) in bioluminescence.
Terracentric Coastal Adventures
Terracentric's educational and informative approach to their kayak tours means you'll become acquainted with BC flora and fauna in a hands-on and inclusive way. You'll get to take in a diverse array of sea and shorebirds, marine life including sea stars and otters (and maybe even a whale or two), plus the local vegetation. Choose from a quick two-night trip or a three to four-night expedition. All tours leave from their private launch in Lund and take you through the Northern Sunshine Coast peninsula and into Desolation Sound. Locally sourced, made-from-scratch meals, an inclusive atmosphere, and the stunning natural environment will make this a kayak trip that's unforgettable.
Wellness and Sporting Retreats
Looking for more ways to experience the best of the Sunshine Coast? Check out these self-guided tour packages.
Mosaic Earth Travel
Mosaic Earth Travel designs immersive multi-day, self-guided tours that take the guesswork out of travelling. Their "Unwind and Dine" package combines the best of the Sunshine Coast's local culture, with restorative activities like on-site massages, morning yoga, and wilderness walks. Mosaic Earth's packages are designed to connect you with the wilderness and culture of the West Coast, and here that means scenic float plane tours to glacial-capped fjords, custom studio tours with local artists, relaxed hikes through the lush and verdant forest, and visits to local breweries, shops, and restaurants. Downtime is built into the itinerary so you can relax on the expansive deck of your luxury oceanfront guesthouse, wander the beach, slip into the warm waters of a hot tub, or lounge by the fire curled up under a blanket.
Global Golf Vacations
Canadian-based Global Golf Vacations offers stay and play packages on the Sunshine Coast. You can choose from a variety of destination packages, including a beer and golf-themed option, which combines local courses with visits to craft breweries. Tee off at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, play a round on the tree-lined fairways of the Blue Ocean Golf Course, and sneak in a snappy 9-hole round at the Pender Harbour Golf Club—and then toast to the day's round over a pint of refreshing craft beer. They partner with accommodations like The Oceanside Coast Hotel and Gibsons Garden Inn.