Eclectic, artsy oceanside villages dot the Sunshine Coast, the 180-km (112-mi) stretch from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound northwest of Vancouver, an area known for its mild weather and forested mountains. Popular pursuits are paddling, mountain biking, hiking, boating, and diving, or an afternoon gallery hopping, at a farmers market, or on a secluded beach.
Though part of British Columbia’s mainland, it’s accessible only by plane or a scenic ferry ride, adding to the place’s laid-back retro charm and island state of mind.
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