Getting Here & Getting Around

Getting to the Sunshine Coast is part of the adventure.

The Sunshine Coast is located on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada (just northwest of Vancouver) and stretches 180 km (110 mi) along the Salish Sea, from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. Although it’s part of BC’s mainland, access to the region is by air or by water only due to the mountainous terrain. There are no bridges connecting the Sunshine Coast to the Vancouver or Vancouver Island regions.

Getting Here

You can get to the Sunshine Coast by ferry, private boat, or plane. Ferry options include taking your own vehicle, travelling by bus, or walking on to the ferry (you can even bring your bike).

Making a ferry reservation is recommended, but if you’re unable to make a reservation, keep in mind that space is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Getting Around

Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway, connects the communities of the Sunshine Coast. If you have your own vehicle, travelling within the region is as simple as putting wheels to the pavement. Our highway is suitable for all vehicle types, from motorcycles to large commercial trucks. Current road conditions can be viewed on DriveBC, where you can view highway webcams and construction and incident notices.

Other transportation options include buses, shuttles, ride hailing, car sharing, cycling, and even water taxis.

Transportation Listings

Browse through the business listings below to learn more about transportation options on the Sunshine Coast.