Upcoming Events

The Sunshine Coast hosts a wide variety of festivals & events. Check out these upcoming festivals or view the full calendar for an event to pair with your trip.

2019 Summer Night Markets At The Gibsons Public Market

Jun 28, 2019
Gibsons Public Market
473 Gower Point Rd, BC

Music In The Landing

Jun 29, 2019
Gibsons Landing
, BC

Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Jun 29, 2019
Cowrie Street
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Ryan McNally & Blue Moon Marquee Concert & Dance

Jun 29, 2019
High Beam Dreams
350 Glassford Road, BC

Explore the Trails: Francis Point

Francis Point Provincial Park is located in the Pender Harbour region of the Sunshine Coast. The trails wind along the…

View from Soames Hill. Photo: Chris Thorn Photography

Explore the Trails: Soames Hill

Soames Hill is located just above Gibsons and only 3 km (1.6 mi) from the Langdale ferry terminal. Conquering “The Knob” can…

Explore the Trails: Inland Lake

Inland Lake Provincial Park is located 12 km north of Powell River and is an ideal place for hiking, camping…

Explore the Trails: Manzanita Hut

The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre trail that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. The Sunshine Coast Trail…

Waterfall Viewing From Trail Boardwalk

Explore the Trails: Cliff Gilker Park

Cliff Gilker Park is located in the Roberts Creek area, north of Gibsons and south of Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada. The…

Dakota Ride

Explore the Trails: Dakota Ridge Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Trails

At Dakota Ridge you have options. There is no “one size fits all” adventure here. There are 7 km of…

Explore the Trails: Valentine Mountain

Valentine Mountain has one of the best views of the Powell River area. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view including…

Explore the Trails: Willingdon Beach Trail

The Willingdon Beach Trail is by far one of the most relaxed walking paths in Powell River. It’s a lush green…

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Explore the Trails: Tetrahedron Provincial Park

Tetrahedron Provincial Park is a favourite of summer hikers, winter snowshoers, and backcountry skiers. The  park offers amazing ocean and…

Explore the Trails: Mount Daniel

Length and Distance: 4 km | 1 hour | Difficult (Steep) When it comes to hikers, most of us are…

Explore the Trails: Appleton Canyon

Have you hiked any of the Sunshine Coast Trail yet? Located in the Powell River area, its Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking…

Explore the Trails: Fairview Bay Trail

The Fairview Bay Hut was the first to be built in the fall of 2009, and is the prototype for…

Explore the Trails: Homesite Creek

There are two separate hiking areas along Homesite Creek, Homesite Creek Campground and Homesite Creek Park trails. Homesite Creek Campground TrailThe…

Explore the Trails: Hidden Grove

The Hidden Grove trail network is a series of walking and hiking trails, including many wide, accessible trails for wheel…

Pender Hill Charolette

Explore the Trails: Pender Hill Park

Length and Distance: 1.5 km | 30 min | Difficult (Steep) If you are looking for a fantastic view, a…

Explore the Trails: Trinket Trail

Length & Difficulty: 5.5 km | 3 hours | Moderate What isn’t there to love about this trail? Like Powell…

Explore the Trails: Blackwater Creek

Length & Difficulty: 4 km | 3 hours | Moderate The Blackwater Creek Trail is part of the Duck Lake trail…

Skookumchuck Narrows

Explore the Trails: Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

The trail in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park is one of the most well known and spectacular hikes on the Sunshine Coast. At the end of the trail, hikers are rewarded with being witness…

Explore the Trails: Smuggler Cove

Many people access this park as an all-weather anchorage near Secret Cove, but this park is also accessible by land…

Explore the Trails: Wednesday Lake

Wednesday Lake sits just north of Powell River and Lund. It is a 1.5 hour hike each way, and an…

Explore the Trails: Confederation Lake

Length & Difficulty: 7.3 km | 3 hours | Moderate The hike to Confederation Lake is a bit more challenging…

Explore the Trails: Langdale Falls

Length & Difficulty: .5 km  | 1/2 hour |  Easy For the waterfall lovers, hikers, and mountain bikers alike, the…

Explore the Trails: Sargeant Bay Provincial Park

Sargeant Bay Provincial Park is located in the Halfmoon Bay area of the Sunshine Coast. The park itself consists of a…

Explore the Trails: Powell River Seawalk

Length & Difficulty: 1 km | 20 minutes | Easy This is a very popular walk due to its location…

Explore the Trails: Mowat Bay Trail

We’re coming back around to Valentine Mountain, but this time from a different route starting at the Shinglemill Pub. You’ll still…

Explore the Trails: Pender Harbour Paddle Route

Try your hand at a paddling route as one of our featured trails. Pender Harbour is an ideal location for…

Explore the Trails: Keats Island Paddle Route

Keats Island to Plumper Cove: 3 Hours (Return) Launch and Return: Gibsons Landing Harbour Follow the main street of Gibsons Landing around the…

Explore the Trails: Hammil Lake Trail

The trail encircling Hammil Lake offers tons of variety and is not to be missed. Over approximately 8 km, you’ll…

Explore the Trails: The Copeland Islands

The Copeland Islands offer one of the best kayak experiences when staying in the Powell River and Lund area. This…

Explore the Trails: Gambier Island Paddle Route

Gambier Island is host to many beaches, kayak launching areas, and hidden coves for swimming. There are paddling route, excellent…

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Explore the Trails: Sechelt Inlet Paddle Route

Sechelt Inlet is a paddler’s paradise only two hours from downtown Vancouver. While most visitors to the Sunshine Coast follow Highway…

Explore the Trails: Stillwater Bluffs

Stillwater Bluffs is home to some of the best quality sea cliff climbing in British Columbia, but still this location…

Explore the Trails: Powell Forest Canoe Route

Experience an extraordinary wilderness canoe route adventure on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The Powell River Canoe Route…

Explore the Trails: Snickett Park

Snickett Park, located in the heart of Sechelt, is an easy access, wide, and mostly paved path along the Sechelt…

Explore the Trails: Mount Troubridge

Length & Difficulty: 11 km (from Rainy Day Lake) | 4-5 hours up, 3-4 hours down | Very Challenging The Sunshine…

Explore the Trails: Lang Creek Trail

Length & Difficulty: 3 km | 1 hour | Easy – Moderate This is another great hike on the Duck Lake Trail network.…

Explore the Trails: Kinnikinnick Park

Length & Difficulty: Up to 6 km | 20 min – 3 hours | Easy Kinnikinnick Park is the largest…

Explore the Trails: Big Tree

Length & Difficulty: 1 km | 15 mins | Easy Big Tree Recreation Site is not a misnomer; it is the…

Explore the Trails: Chapman Creek Falls

Length & Difficulty: 8 km Roundtrip | 3 hours |  Moderate There are multiple ways to access the Chapman Creek…

Explore the Trails: Atrevida Loop

Length & Difficulty: 4.3 km | 1-2 hours |  Moderate The Atrevida Trail off of Highway 101 north of Powell…

Explore the Trails: Dinner Rock

Length & Difficulty: 7 km | 2-3 hours | Moderate Dinner Rock Trail, also known at the Browne Creek Trail, is…

Explore the Trails: Porpoise Bay Provincial Park

Length & Difficulty: 2 km  | 15 minutes – 1 hour |  Easy The trail system in Porpoise Bay Provinicial…

Explore the Trails: Mud Lake Trail

Length & Difficulty: 4 km | 2-3 hours | Easy – Moderate The trail to Mud Lake is interconnected within the…

Explore the Trails: Triangle Lake

Length and Difficulty: 5 km | 2-3 hours | Moderate The trails at Triangle Lake beckon those who love the mossy, wet…

Explore the Trails: Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery

A great way to spend an afternoon, the Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery and nature trail provide a fun, educational experience…

Explore the Trails: Suicide Creek Trail

Length & Difficulty: 7.6 km | 2.5 hours | Moderate The Suicide Creek Trail is a perfect hike for families…

Explore the Trails: Sidewinder to 1O2 Mountain Biking Route

Length & Difficulty: 2.5 Hours | Easy – Moderate This is a classic mountain bike ride on the Sunshine Coast…

Explore the Trails: Starting the Sunshine Coast Trail at Sarah Point

Length & Difficulty: 12.1 km | 6-7 hours | Somewhat Difficult This trail is the beginning of the 180 km…

Explore the Trails: Suncoaster Trail

Length and Difficult: 37 km | 4 sections | Easy – Moderate Imagine getting off the ferry in Langdale and…

Explore the Trails: Tin Hat Mountain

Length & Difficulty: 5 km | 3 hours | Steep From seasides to thick rainforest, from babbling brooks to expansive…

Explore the Trails: The Knuckleheads

Length & Difficulty: 4 km | 2 hours | Moderate Where else can you snowshoe in fresh mountain powder in…

Explore the Trails – Ski Dakota Ridge

Explore the Trails – Ski Dakota Ridge The trails of the Sunshine Coast offer a wide array of experiences for…

Blog: The Art of Living Well – Wildlife Spotting

Blog: The Art of Living Well Wildlife Spotting On your next visit to the Sunshine Coast, experience the “art of…

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Picture Blog: My Sunshine Coast Weekend

A weekend on the Sunshine Coast of BC can take many forms, but my favourites usually involve good friends, sunshine,…

Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival Blog

You know how the saying goes: “Sun’s out, drums out….unless it’s pouring rain in which case the drums are out…

Turn Your Ferry Wait to a Ferry Win!

Summer is in full swing, and we all know what that means right? Epic tan lines, melted ice cream-faced children…

Adventures Along BC’s Sunshine Coast

We spotted him long after he’d spotted us, perched high above in a Douglas fir. He let us admire him…

Summer Nights on the Sunshine Coast

Summer nights are upon us, and the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re into star gazing, night paddling, reading under a…

Your Sunshine Coast Guide to Canada Day

This year’s Canada Day is sure to be a big one! If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine…

3 Day Getaway to Powell River

When people ask me why I like to write, I always answer “Because when I write I say what I…

Your Guide To The Top 1O Lakes On The Sunshine Coast

While the Sunshine Coast boasts 180km of Salish Sea coastline, sometimes you just need a lazy lake day. So if…

Instagram on the Sunshine Coast

In recent years, a growing photography community on the Sunshine Coast has emerged. This is due largely to Instagram. With…

8 Tips To Be A Happy Camper

Are you feelin the heat yet? Here on the Sunshine Coast we sure are, and that’s a surefire (please pardon…

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Farmer’s Markets on the Sunshine Coast

On the Sunshine Coast we believe the best things in life are home grown and real. The plethora of markets…

Video Blog: Zunga

Watch local brewmaster Cedric Dauchot share a hint or two about making a great ale and other Sunshine Coast secrets:…

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The Essential Guide to Freediving for Crab On The Sunshine Coast

While the natural vistas of the Sunshine Coast are a leading reason why people come to visit our stretch of…

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5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Sunshine Coast this Winter

The Sunshine Coast may be one of the last hidden gems in the Lower Mainland for a winter getaway. Whistler…

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The “All About Adventures” Winter Itinerary

Try out this dream winter itinerary for an escape to the Sunshine Coast. 

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1O Foodie Favs in Gibsons

Gibsons, BC; snuggled next to it’s peaceful marina and offering spectacular mountain views is known as a place of nature…

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Photographer Spotlight with Regan Hately

An Interview with Sunshine Coast photographer,  Regan Hately (@reganthedragon) Regan Hately is on a mission to take some seriously awe…

Unique Places To Stay On The Sunshine Coast

7 Unique Places to Hang Your Hat on the Sunshine Coast

Here’s a list of unique places to stay while visiting the Sunshine Coast. 1) Out There Nelson Island Admit it,…

The 17th Annual Powell River Film Festival

The beginning of 2018 saw the celebration of the 17th annual Powell River Film Festival at The Patricia Theatre. Movie-goers…

5 Reasons To Mountain Bike On The Sunshine Coast

We don’t think you need a reason to mountain bike on the Sunshine Coast. The coastal jungle and its enchanting,…

Nine Tips For First-Time Bikers On The Sunshine Coast

When it comes to travelling, following your curiosity will almost always take you to places (or experiences) you won’t find…

In the Zone: The Best Mountain Bike Zones on the Sunshine Coast

There are a tangle of mountain bike trails spread throughout the Sunshine Coast (385 km to be specific), most of…

Coastal Canada Day 2O18

Hard to believe that time of year is upon us already! We have officially welcomed Summer once more, and now…

1O Foodie Faves In Sechelt

Welcome to the beautiful coastal community of Sechelt. Located on the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, Sechelt is as laid-back…

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Sechelt’s Summer Scene

Summer time is flying by, and if you’re feeling the heat trying to make up your mind as to how…

Kathaumixw – A Gathering of Different Peoples

Imagine a place where diverse people from all over the world join together to create individual harmonies whilst collectively singing…

Foodie Favs: The Best Places to Eat in Pender Harbour

Discover the best restaurants in Pender Harbour & Egmont Despite their small size, Pender Harbour and Egmont are full of…

Powell River Logger Sports

Let’s set the scene: Coastal charm, friendly folks, and alluring outdoor opportunities are the classic hallmark of Powell River, BC.…

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8 Unique Places to Hang Your Hat on the Sunshine Coast

Previously on the blog, we gave you a trip inspiration list of 7 unique places to hang your hat on…

Foodie Favs In Powell River & Lund

One of my absolute favourite pastimes while on vacation is to just eat my way through wherever I am, and…

Dog friendly hiking

Top 5 Dog Friendly Activities On BC’s Sunshine Coast

For many, there is no traveling without your furry four-legged friend.  The Sunshine Coast is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and…

Snowy Trees

11 Holiday Gifts from the Sunshine Coast

Check out these great gift ideas for experiences and locals crafts from the Sunshine Coast.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Dining on the Sunshine Coast

Discover the quick eats and relaxing dining experiences available on the Sunshine Coast if you are a vegetarian or vegan.

1O Ways to Spend a Rainy Day on the Sunshine Coast

Here are the top 10 ways to spend a rainy day on the Sunshine Coast. Pack a rain coat, slip…

Clean Up Sunshine Coast

You’re Invited: Sunshine Coast Clean Up

Let’s talk about garbage. Yes, garbage. We know it’s not the typical topic of conversation on a tourism website, but…

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News: First, Full-Service Indigenous Resort on the Sunshine Coast, BC Opens – The Lund Resort

(Submitted) Lund, British Columbia: The Tla-Amin Nation announces the rebranding of the former Historic Lund Hotel and Resort to The…