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About Coracle Cove

The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world. www.coraclecove.com

Fifth Annual Art Crawl coming up soon – October 17-19

How often do you get to visit an internationally acclaimed artist in their own studio and watch them working at their craft? As a long time resident I’m aware of the large number of artists who are attracted to the lifestyle and beauty of … Continue reading

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Favourite Fall Memories at Coracle Cove

I’m celebrating my 100th blog with a look back at some of my Favourite Fall Memories. I call September the “endless summer month.”  Maybe it’s because I’m retired that I have the time to really enjoy and appreciate the blue sunny skies and warm temperatures, … Continue reading

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Festival of the Rolling Arts ready to roll out the memories

Most of us remember our first car – mine was a ’51 Chev, which I bought for a hundred hard-earned bucks. Fortunately, I worked part time pumping gas and the guys in the back of the garage were pretty good about … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #15 – searching for gnomes in Davis Bay

  It had been several years since I last walked the Brookman Park trails, but I had a little extra time on my hands and what better way to get some exercise and take a few pictures. Besides, I wanted … Continue reading

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Where to eat in Sechelt? The Lighthouse is a great waterfront option

  It doesn’t get much better than this – dining on the deck on a beautiful sunny day at the Lighthouse. It’s one of my favourite places to go and I definitely speak from experience when I recommend my guests to have at … Continue reading

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The Upper Deck Cafe – fine dining in a floating restaurant in Secret Cove

You can’t get any closer to waterside-dining at the Upper Deck Cafe because you’re actually floating on it.  Located in Secret Cove Marina in Halfmoon Bay, they have a well deserved reputation among boaters, many of whom plan their trips around … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #14 – Skookumchuk Rapids

The Skookumchuk Rapids could easily be considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.  Twice a day, over 200 billion gallons of water flow through the narrow and constricted opening of the Skookumchuk Narrows, creating a tidal current that is rated as … Continue reading

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Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – Watching a Great Blue Heron catch its dinner

We had an interesting visitor at Coracle Cove last night. It was the end of a hot, sunny day and the tide was low, providing a shallow basin of water at the shoreline.  I was wandering down to our dock … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast #13 – Kinnikinnick’s newest trail

  A new multi-purpose trail  project was officially opened at Kinnikinnick Park last week. Brown Sugar with 1.8 km of twists and turns was completed over the course of 5 years by successive classes from Capilano University’s Mountain Bike Operations Program. Kinnikinick is … Continue reading

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