Sustainability is a collective effort—one that we hope you, as visitors, take along with our local community.
As a visitor, there are things you can do to help the Sunshine Coast on its sustainability journey, including:
- Acknowledging our Indigenous Host Nations
As guests on the Sunshine Coast, the first part of any respectful journey is to recognize that travel is a privilege, and to respect guidelines and protocols set by the local Indigenous communities. Learn more at IndigenousBC.com.
- Conserving Water
Drinking water resources are under significant strain during the drier summer months. Check local watering restrictions when you arrive.
- Choosing Greener Transportation
Bikes, electric vehicles, car sharing, and public transit are encouraged when visiting the Coast.
- Leaving No Trace
This basic set of principles is vital for visitors to our region. Pick up after yourself, leave areas undisturbed for future enjoyment, and always check campfire rules.
- Visiting During the Off-season
Late fall, winter, and spring are incredible times to visit the Sunshine Coast.
- Being WildSafe
Learn about the types of wildlife you may encounter—and how to reduce conflict.
- Reducing Your Consumption
Just as you might at home, turn off the lights when you leave, bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug, and avoid single-use plastic.
- Being Respectful
When it all boils down, we simply ask that visitors be respectful of the Coast’s places and spaces, and everyone who calls the Sunshine Coast home.
Tag your posts with #sunshinecoastbc to share your actions with us!
In the Community
Local businesses are doing their part to promote a sustainable Sunshine Coast. While visiting, you may see things such as water conservation tip lists in your hotel room, Sustainable Sunshine Coast stickers and posters in restaurants, or web badges on local websites to promote things such as water conservation and green transportation.