(40 minutes from West Vancouver)
Plan a relaxing seaside stay on the Sunshine Coast, home to a flourishing food and craft beverage scene, buzzing arts community, and laid-back vibe. Embrace their version of “island time”—while it’s technically still on the mainland, the coast feels like a world away from the bustle of the city.
The southern section of the Sunshine Coast between Gibsons and Egmont is an 80-kilometre stretch of shoreline, worn by rocky beaches and dotted with hidden inlets. An abundance of hiking and biking trails wind through the coastal rainforest, taking you to ocean vistas and secret waterfalls. Complement your culinary and cultural activities with a trek through Tetrahedron and Mount Elphinstone provincial parks, or enjoy the expansive ocean vistas on the shorter Soames Hill hike in Gibsons. The Backeddy Resort & Marina in Egmont has several accommodation options including the Geodesic Domes—a great last chance to “camp” in style. Explore farther afield with a boat ride to Princess Louisa Inlet with Sunshine Coast Tours, departing from Backeddy Marina, where you can see towering granite walls and up to 60 cascading waterfalls, Chatterbox Falls being the crown jewel. Don’t miss the Sechelt Rapids, reached by a popular and easy 4-km hike in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park.Book a Stay