The Sunshine CoastLocated in the southwest corner of Canada's most Western province, British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast winds 180 kilometers (110 miles) along the Salish Sea. Although it is part of British Columbia's mainland, the mountainous terrain dictates that it is only accessible by water or air. This gives the Sunshine Coast a definite island-vibe.
Things to do:
In the Spring, summer and early fall, hiking and water sports are prime activities. From ocean kayaking or sailing, to swimming in the clear and abounding lakes, the Sunshine Coast is an outstanding outdoors destination. From Powell River through Sechelt, Gibsons & Halfmoon Bay, all these cute village centers are host to fantastic crafts and food businesses.
To add to the quality of your stay, we recommend the following local partners:
- The Nomadic Kitchen
Further Information on tourism, restaurants, amenities and excursions can be found here:
How to get here
BY FLOAT PLANE
Arriving by float plane gives you a window-seat view from the heavens. From the air it is easy to understand why the First Nations people, the Shíshálh, named this area, Sechelt, meaning, 'the land between two waters'. Sechelt is the name of these first peoples, the inlet, the peninsula and the name of the largest town on the Sunshine Coast.
- Visit Harbour Air harbourair.com
In a forty-minute crossing, BC ferries carry cars, bikes, dogs and walk-on passengers from Horseshoe Bay (approximately 30 minutes north of Vancouver) to the landing at Langdale on the Sunshine Coast. A scenic 30-minute drive up the Coast Highway brings you to the driveway into the woods of BaliCasa Resort & Spa.
- Visit BC Ferries bcferries.com