The Sunshine Coast has inspired authors to write about its rocky shorelines, hidden coves, lush rainforest, and incredible residents for many years. Here are some great reads to keep you entertained, inspired, and dreaming of the Sunshine Coast while we all do our part to take care of ourselves and our communities.

The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet

The story of a woman who packed up her life (and her kids) and sailed through the coastal waters of British Columbia summer after summer. This is an adventure that only a lucky few take but many dream of.

Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound by Grant Lawrence

If you want to laugh, this is the book for you. Grant spent years living in Desolation Sound and has some hilarious stories to share with you about this magical place on the Sunshine Coast.

Spilsbury’s Coast by Howard White & Jim Spilsbury

Jim Spilsbury, grew up on Savary Island and epitomes the classic “rags to riches” story. Read this for tales of luck, fortune, and chance encounters that make for an incredible 80 years spent on the Coast. 

The Cougar Lady by Rosella Leslie

Known as the legendary trapper of the Sunshine Coast, the Cougar Lady, is one of Sechelt’s most famous residents. Asta Bergliot Solberg, or “Bergie” lived an extraordinary life on the Coast. This collection of stories and anecdotes of her remarkable life will entertain and inspire you.

We hope you find some time to relax, be calm, and dive into stories that uplift your spirit. The Sunshine Coast will be here to rejuvenate your soul after we get through this very uncertain time. For now, be well, stay close to home, and get some fresh air.

Note: We encourage everyone to follow public health guidelines, which include social distancing measures and travel restrictions, during the evolving global health situation. Information for travellers can be found here.