Three people on paddleboards enjoy the sunset.
Sunshine Coast Tourism/Annie Wise Paddleboarding in Davis Bay

Things To Do

Discover things to do on BC's Sunshine Coast and create the perfect itinerary for your next visit.

While many people visit for the plethora of things to see and do, others visit to simply enjoy the laid-back vibe and soak in a legendary west coast sunset or two. Either way, you’ll want to check out our top suggestions for the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast.

Hidden Gems

Think of our hidden gems as our ‘Top 10’ list for those iconic places and experiences on the Sunshine Coast that you just can’t miss. View one of the largest saltwater rapids in the world, hike Canada’s longest hut-to-hut trail, visit a national historic district and catch a movie in Canada's oldest movie theatre, or bike our world-renowned gravity park.

Activities, Attractions, and Culture

If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, this is the place for you. Fill your days with hiking, mountain biking, cycling, paddling, boating, fishing, scuba diving, rock climbing, golfing, snowshoeing, and more. You can set out on your own or book a tour with experienced guides. There are also museums and attractions to visit throughout the Sunshine Coast, along with art galleries and studios to tour, shops to browse, and spa and wellness experiences to enjoy. And you can participate in Indigenous cultural experiences to broaden your worldview and see the Sunshine Coast from a different perspective.

Planning to visit a specific community, or during a certain time of year? You can search for things to do by location or check out our seasonal activities page for more inspiration. 

Hidden Gems

Hike the famed Sunshine Coast Trail, watch the natural spectacle of Skookumchuck Narrows, snowshoe through alpine forest at Dakota Ridge, and more.

Outdoor Activities

The Sunshine Coast is synonymous with adventure, and we’ve got it all, from hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing to fishing, paddling, and scuba diving.

Art & Music

With innovative style and welcoming hospitality, the Sunshine Coast rivals any area for top-notch art galleries, studios, museums, festivals, music events, and culture.


Local guides love to share the history and culture of the Sunshine Coast, and take visitors out to experience outdoor activities, sightseeing, and more. 


The shopping experience on the Sunshine Coast is different than you might expect, but second to none.

Indigenous Experiences

Immerse yourself in the living traditions of First Nations, and you may find a connection to something bigger than yourself through cultural exploration and learning. 


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