Sunlight gleams through the trees as a man walks along the rocky shore.
Sunshine Coast Tourism/Matthew Massa

Explore the Trails: Dakota Ridge

Dakota Ridge is a winter gem on the Sunshine Coast. This popular recreation area offers excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for all types of adventurers. Situated on a 1,532-acre plateau above ts’uk̲w’um (Wilson Creek), Dakota Ridge offers stunning and expansive views of the Salish Sea…

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Explore the Trails: Marble Bay and Eagle Cove

Hiking in a new place is always an exciting prospect, but when it comes to a remote rural Gulf Island, it can be tricky to plan out your day. Texada Island is home to dozens of trails for hikers of all levels, but the infrastructure is notably minimal. That’s not to say trails aren’t maintained;…

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10 Things to Do on Texada Island

Whether your idea of a getaway involves a day of hiking or a fireplace and an ocean view, Texada Island should be your next destination. Situated between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, its physical size and sparse population make it perfect for a tranquil escape. Don’t confuse quiet with…

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Provincial Parks to Explore on the Sunshine Coast

Provincial parks are a quintessential BC experience, and on the Sunshine Coast you're spoiled for choice. There are dozens of parks here, all of which deliver unparalleled access to nature. Year-round, you can camp, fish, boat, hike, swim, kayak, and more. Below, we've featured seven must-visit…

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An Intro to Coast Gravity Park

Coast Gravity Park is what big-air and flow-seeking mountain bikers dream of. Located 10 kilometres from Sechelt, this bike park is a dirt playground that's built for riders, by riders. You'll find everything from berm-laden speed lines to cruise-y technical trails to pro-level big jumps. The park's…

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Explore the Trails: Valentine Mountain

Valentine Mountain offers one of the best views in the Powell River & qathet Regional District area. Here, you’ll ascend a very short uphill trail (less than one kilometre in length) that includes a set of wooden and rocky steps. At the top you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Historic Townsite…

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Explore the Trails: Snickett Park

Snickett Park is located in the heart of Sechelt, and offers panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia. The path through the park is part of the Trail Bay Walkway which runs along the shoreline to Rotary Friendship Wharf. It’s a trail the whole family can enjoy, since it’s a wide, level, paved path…

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