The Sunshine Coast is a 180 km (110 mile) stretch of paradise lining the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia. A string of quaint, coastal communities offers a slower pace of life, allowing locals and visitors alike to truly connect to nature. Here, towering coastal rainforests meet the wild, craggy shorelines of the Salish Sea. The Sunshine Coast is a destination for adventure lovers of all types. Experience a wide range of exceptional outdoor activities, immerse yourself in Indigenous culture, and enjoy our rural, laidback lifestyle driven by a large community of artists, crafters, and creatives.
Split into two halves, the Sunshine Coast is divided into a North and South Coast by a large ocean inlet. The ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay connects the two sides, and both have much in common yet offer their own unique feel. No matter where you find yourself on the Sunshine Coast, there is much to explore.
The Southern Sunshine Coast is perfect for quick getaways and extended vacations alike. Even though the Sunshine Coast is part of the BC mainland, you can only get here by ferry, boat, or air.