Editor's note: this blog post was originally published in 2020 when COVID-19 travel restrictions were in place.


We asked some of our local accommodation owners and managers to share their favourite views from their hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guest accommodations. They gave us a glimpse into their worlds: a calm ocean, sunrise over the North Shore mountains, the glow of the rainforest at sunset and they shared with us why the view is so special to them.

If you live on the Sunshine Coast, we encourage you to explore your community safely and responsibly. For our future visitors and travellers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunshine Coast when the time is right. 


Lucas Hansen, Operations Manager at West Coast Wilderness Lodge, loves to relax with a cup of coffee while looking at this view. It's a moment of calm before the day begins. 
Photo credit: @maxwelhohn


Gord Chouinard, owner of the Lund Seaside Inn, enjoys this view from the front deck as the sun goes down on Lund Harbour.


Sasha Hunt, General Manager of Ruby Lake Lodge, never grows tired of the view of Ruby Lake from their dock. The inner calm and tranquility reminds her of how happy she is to call the Sunshine Coast home.


Owner, Celia Robben, thinks this view from her Grizzly Bear Room at Arcturus Retreat B&B is pretty special. A perfect day begins by watching the sunrise over the North Shore Mountains.


Linda, owner of Beachside by the Bay, loves the view from their beach deck. Guests can see seals, whales, and birds go by us as they relax in solitude and connect to nature.


Kelly Belanger, owner at The Old Courthouse Inn, loves this view of the hotel at dusk. It perfectly captures the spirit of this historic hotel.


Jeff Peifer, owner of the Pender Harbour Resort and Marina, loves the relaxing view from the hot tub overlooking the ocean.


Heather Newman, owner at Pointhouse Suites on Sargent Bay says, "Although I’ve taken hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of this view from the Pointhouse, there are never two images the same and it never grows old. So grateful to have this to inspire me everyday".


Owner, Daniela, of Wildflower Cottages loves this view from her property looking across the pond and gardens to her cottages. It's the perfect place for a moment of reflection.


General Manager, Robert Murray, of Painted Boat is in awe of this view from one of the resort villas.


Nuno Gama, General Manager at Beach Gardens Resort & Marina, loves that each room offers unparalleled views of the ocean and a captivating sunset show each night.


Elaine Easton, owner of Takahashi Gardens, likes to watch the herons gather on the dock, seals swim through the water, and eagles soaring overhead.


Wayne and Sherry, owners at Blue Waters Cottage, love this view overlooking the Strait of Georgia and the Trail Islands. It's the same view that's available from every room on in the cottage.


Sylvie Bruce, owner of Shades of Jade Inn and Spa, loves this view from the bedroom of the Tea Garden Suite. It overlooks the private deck and the koi pond, a blissfully calm space surrounded by nature.


General Manager, Nuno Gama, of the Powell River Town Centre Hotel loves the lush tranquil backdrop of their private courtyard. The hotel is a bit quieter these days, but he is reminiscent of the weddings and events once held in their courtyard and looks forward to when they can do so again.


Jack Pope, owner of Coracle Cove, describes his guest suite as "oceanside bliss". The floating deck is his favourite place for morning coffee, afternoon lunch, and a glass of wine at the end of the day.


Daisy Tong, Assistant Manager at Bonniebrook Lodge, loves the stunning view overlooking the Georgia Strait from the lodge.


We will welcome you back to the Sunshine Coast when it's safe to travel again, in the meantime, you can always dream about your next trip.