48 Hours on the Sunshine Coast

 

The Sunshine Coast has endless stretches of craggy coastline, winding trails through verdant green forests, lots of funky little shops, and a laid back lifestyle, that we call coastal time.

But it’s still a bit of a secret to many, and if all you’ve got is precious little time, we’re here to help you out. Here’s a dozen great ideas for enjoying your weekend getaway to the Sunshine Coast: Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast Day 5 – Things to do in Pender Harbour

If you’re driving up the Coast to Pender Harbour you may have a bit of trouble finding it.  It’s actually a collection of small communities, who happen to share a  body of water, called Pender Harbour. Still confused… this map may help.

That’s Garden Bay near the top of the map and Madeira Park directly below. But there’s much more to Pender Harbour than these two “urban centres.” Communities came to be known by their pioneer families, like Irvine’s Landing, Duncan’s Cove and Dusenbury Island  Even Madeira Park was named after the homeland of Portuguese Joe, one of the major players during the early pioneering years. There’s a rich history here waiting to be told and we were looking forward to hearing some of these stories.

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Your first day on the Sunshine Coast… things to do in Gibsons

The Sunshine Coast is an easy and affordable option for anyone needing a few days away. Imagine taking a stunning ferry ride to another world where the pace is slow, the scenery is breathtaking and the people are friendly.  The  Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and it’s only a scenic 40 minutes away, waiting to welcome you to BC’s best kept secret. In this series of blogs we’ll unlock some of those secrets and share our best insider tips on suggestions for “things to do”to help you get the most out of your Sunshine Coast getaway. Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast Day 2 – things to do in Roberts Creek

Roberts Creek is one of those small communities with a big character. It has one of the most beautiful sandy beaches, inviting long walks at low tide, a pristine forested park with endless trails, and a vibe that is laid back and full of interesting personalities. You’ve got lots of choices for things to do in Roberts Creek so lets get started.

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Where can I find great fish & chips on the Sunshine Coast ??

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Finding a good plate of fish & chips on the Sunshine Coast is relatively easy, but I’m searching for something great and that narrows the options.  So how do I define great?

The quality of the cooked fish and fries are obvious, but the ambience of the location, and then the price should be considered when choosing where to satisfy that elusive craving. Continue reading

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15 things to do on the Sunshine Coast this summer

Does this incredible weather have you thinking about summer plans? Whether it’s a weekend getaway, or a full week of sheer bliss, there’s something on the Sunshine Coast for everyone, and every day. Here’s 15 great ideas to help with your summer planning and five more if you read through to the end of this blog.
15 things to do on the Sunshine Coast this summer

There’s over 100 km of coastline, including Georgia Strait, Sechelt Inlet, and its two inlets. The views are great, they never end, and the water is waiting to be explored. Continue reading

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A guide to the Farmers & Artisan Markets on the Sunshine Coast

Markets on the Sunshine Coast

The relaxed lifestyle and natural beauty of Sunshine Coast has attracted an eclectic mix of people, many of whom are both creative and talented. Coasters also like to know where their food comes from, and a trip to the community market is a regularly scheduled event to pick up freshly picked supplies for a special dinner, and often to see what your favourite potter has just fired in her kiln. Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast Day 4 – things to do in Halfmoon Bay

Smuggler Cove is our destination this morning – a half-hour drive up the highway, just past Halfmoon Bay. This morning’s walk should take no more than an hour and will give you a great introduction to the pristine beauty of the Sunshine Coast. Continue reading

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Escaping through Smuggler Cove

If you are looking to get away for the weekend or wanting a short side trip from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast is a beautiful destination and Smuggler Cove, with its pristine beauty and colourful history makes for a great escape. Continue reading

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Hidden Grove – an amazing set of trails to explore just 5 minutes from Coracle Cove

How good is this… a walk through a beautiful forest and a chance to do some photography – sounds like the perfect outing for me!! Hidden Grove is just five minutes from Coracle Cove and I’ve been spending a lot of time there lately. Follow me for a map & pictures… Continue reading

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