Sunshine Coast

Laid-back lifestyle on British Columbia’s Coast

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Aerial view of Desolation Sound, including Mt Denman and the Coast Range Mountains

Icon-PopularAreas-SunshineCoastEclectic, 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.

The Sunshine Coast

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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Welcome to the Sunshine Coast

Discover the Sunshine Coast—a 180-kilometre stretch of paradise tucked into the southwest corner of mainland BC.

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Passengers aboard BC Ferries | Andrew Strain
Farm 2 Feast food truck at Persephone Brewing | Local Wanderer
Pender Harbour Marina | Albert Normandin

Experience Providers on the Sunshine Coast

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Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Paddling, Wildlife Tours


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Terracentric Coastal Adventures – Day Tours

Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours


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Tourism Powell River Visitor Info Centre

Visitor Centres

Powell River

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Corilair Charters

Museums & Heritage Sites, Sightseeing, Airlines

Campbell River

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Undercover Sport Fishing Charters


Powell River

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Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours

Boating, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours


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Getting Here & Around

Visitors to British Columbia can arrive by air, road, rail, or ferry.

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Five-star hotels, quaint B&Bs, rustic campgrounds, and everything in between.

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