Sunshine Coast Tourism is focused on the well-being of our coastal communities.  Most important is to acknowledge that we’re all visitors on the traditional territories of the Tla’amin, Klahoose, shíshálh, and Skwxwú7mesh nations. Anytime you are exploring the Sunshine Coast, please remember to be safe, responsible, and respectful.

Below you will find official resources and information for the tourism industry. 

Sunshine Coast Tourism Updates 

We are working hard to keep our members up to date with information and resources. Please make sure you are signed up for our industry newsletter.

Recent Industry Newsletters:

May 26, 2021 – New! Sunshine Coast Dining Guides and more..
April 21, 2021 – Travel Restriction Orders, Get Social With Us! 
March 24, 2021 – Stakeholder Model Next Steps, We’re Hiring and more…
February 17, 2021 – Stakeholder EGM Registration and more…
January 20, 2021 – Happy New Year! Member Promos, Important Reminders and Updates…
December 24, 2020 – Bylaw Changes & AGM Presentation

Marketing and Social Media Resources for Businesses

Packages, Promotions and Travel Deals – Spring/Summer 2021

If you have a great WPG, Spring Package or Travel Deal ready to roll (and on your website), please click here to fill out the member promo form and we’ll share your promo on our Travel Deals Page.

Tourism Resources

Virtual Experiences Best Practice Guide from Destination BC
Social Media Toolkit from British Columbia’s Regional Tourism Secretariat
Tourism industry messaging guidance from Destination BC
Support from Google for Small Business
Support from Facebook for Small Businesses

Visitor Information Centres

Our Visitor Information Centres are now open. You can connect with us on social media by email, or by phone.

Gibsons Visitor Centre: gibsonsvic@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Sechelt Visitor Centre: secheltvic@sunshinecoastcanada.com
Powell River Visitor Centre: info@discoverpowellriver.com

WorkSafeBC Guidelines

Businesses are required to use the WorkSafeBC guidelines and resources to develop their COVID-19 safety plans.

Destination BC Updates

For up-to-date COVID-19 information sources and guidance, including FAQs for businesses and industry.

Destination Canada Updates

COVID-19 updates from Destination Canada including industry support resources and FAQ information.

British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network

The British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network provides Sunshine Coast tourism businesses with meaningful, hands-on guidance and support to navigate the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to work towards long-term resiliency. 

Travel Advisory

New restrictions may be imposed with little warning. For the latest travel advisories visit the Government of Canada website.

BC Ferries

Learn more about BC Ferries COVID-19 response.

Canada’s Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, is providing direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

British Columbia’s COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Response information and resources from the Provincial Government.

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Updates

South Coast
Town of Gibsons: Town of Gibsons – COVID-19 Updates
District of Sechelt: District of Sechelt – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Sunshine Coast Regional District: COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre Bulletins
shíshálh Nation: shíshálh Nation updates

North Coast
City of Powell River: City of Powell River Response to COVID-19 State of Emergency
qathet Regional District: qathet Regional District (qRD) information on COVID-19
Tla’amin Nation: Tla’amin Nation News updates