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Writers’ Festival coming up soon – August 13 – 16

Any festival that’s been happening year after year for over 30 years has obviously found the right formula for success.   The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts  has been described as “Canada’s longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers … 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 … 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. … 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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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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The totem poles of the shíshálh

The shíshálh people have lived on the Sunshine Coast for several millennia benefiting from the rich resources of the sea and the rain-forest. Their wealth was enhanced through strategic marriages which fostered peace, goodwill and trade .  At the time of European … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #10 – Cliff Gilker Park & following the water down to the Salish Sea

Cliff Gilker Park  is zealously protected by a passionate community and with good reason.  Its 56 hectares are joined together with a series of well maintained trails and foot bridges that criss-cross back and forth over Roberts Creek as it funnels its way … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #9 – Sechelt’s Street Murals

We drive or walk by them every day without thinking,  yet there is an interesting story behind each of the many pieces of art found on the streets of Sechelt. I had the good fortune to take part in a recent tour … Continue reading

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