Gibsons, Roberts Creek, and Sechelt
From the Langdale Ferry Terminal, your first stop is Persephone Brewing Company. Here you can taste award-winning craft beer—some of it made with hops grown on-site—and enjoy wood-fired creations from the Farm to Feast food truck. Gibsons also boasts two more breweries: Gibsons Tapworks and The 101 Brewhouse and Distillery. Head to nearby Gibsons Landing to browse the local shops— including the Gibsons Public Market—and check out Molly’s Reach, famous for being the star location on CBC’s longest running Canadian drama, The Beachcombers.
Head up the coast to Roberts Creek for a gentle stroll along the pier, or on the trails in Cliff Gilker Park or Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park. If you brought your mountain bike, this is a great place to hit the local trails. The fast, flowy Mach Chicken trail is one of the area’s most well-known and sought after rides. Post-hike (or bike), settle into The Gumboot Restaurant for a locally sourced meal on their sunny patio.
Further north, Sechelt is home to great beaches for relaxation. There are a number of beach access points along the oceanside roads around town, and Porpoise Bay Provincial Park boasts views up the Sechelt Inlet. Talasay Tours offers kayaking trips and rentals directly from the park. The Coast Gravity Park—a nearby shuttle-serviced bike park—is the perfect adrenaline fix for gravity junkies. If you don’t have your own bike, rentals are available from Off The Edge Adventure Sports in Sechelt. The Sunshine Coast has some of BC’s best year-round mountain biking, with more than 300 trails to explore.