Travel Guide & Maps

Looking for some inspiration and trip planning tools? Check out the Sunshine Coast Travel Guide and some helpful maps and resources below.

Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

The Sunshine Coast Travel Guide highlights the best things to see, do, and experience on the coast. Highlights of the 2024/2025 Sunshine Coast Travel Guide include:

  • Community Maps
  • Top 10 Attractions and Experiences
  • Things to Do (ranging from hiking and paddling to shopping and winter adventures)
  • Trip Ideas

You can flip through the guide at your leisure below. Looking for a physical copy? Starting in February 2024, you can pick up a copy of the travel guide from our Visitor Centres or on several BC Ferries routes.

Sunshine Coast Communities

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Get to Know the Sunshine Coast

Discover a string of quaint, coastal communities that offer a slower pace of life, allowing you to truly connect to nature.

Gibsons

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Gibsons sits at the southwest corner of Howe Sound, perched on a hillside overlooking several small islands. It was featured in a classic CBC TV show called The Beachcombers.

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Gambier Island

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Gambier Island is home to approximately 100 permanent residents. BC Ferries and local water taxis offer convenient foot passenger service.

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Keats Island

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Keats Island is located just offshore from the community of Gibsons. BC Ferries and local water taxis offer convenient foot passenger service.

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Roberts Creek

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Roberts Creek is a funky artist community. Discover cultural and natural attractions in the area such as the Roberts Creek Mandala and the waterfalls in Cliff Gilker Park.

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Sechelt

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Sechelt sits on a narrow isthmus that separates the Sechelt Inlet from the Salish Sea. It serves as a fantastic adventure hub and is also home to a bustling arts scene.

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Halfmoon Bay & Secret Cove

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Discover some of the most stunning coastline and beach access points on the Sunshine Coast in Halfmoon Bay & Secret Cove. These areas are full of outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Thormanby Island

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Thormanby Island is known for its beaches, a large bay that provides safe anchorage for boats, and provincial parks that offer backcountry camping opportunities.

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Pender Harbour

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Pender Harbour is the name of a harbour and also the larger area around the harbour, which is surrounded by small communities such as Madeira Park (salalus), Kleindale, and Garden Bay.

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Egmont

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Egmont is home to Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. You'll also find a range of waterfront accommodations and restaurants, along with unforgettable kayaking and boat tours.

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Nelson Island

Nelson Island is accessible by private boat or floatplane. It sits along the BC Ferries route between Earls Cove and Saltery Bay, so you can easily view the island during your ferry trip.

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Powell River

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Powell River is a city surrounded by natural beauty and adventure. It's home to the Sunshine Coast Trail, the Powell Forest Canoe Route, and more.

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Texada Island

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Texada Island is affectionately called “The Rock” by locals. BC ferries offers car & foot passenger service from Powell River.

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Lund

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