Sunshine Coast Living
The Sunshine Coast
A 1 1/2 hour journey from Vancouver’s North Shore, puts you into the most temperate climate in all of Canada. An 84 km stretch of land accessible only by vehicle ferry, boat or plane makes the Sunshine Coast a quiet bedroom community of Vancouver. Discover the seaside community of Gibsons Landing, the many artisans of Robert Creek, the Village of Sechelt - the land between two waters, and the majestic coast line from Sechelt to Earls Cove. Continue your journey from Earls Cove on BC Ferries to Saltery Bay where you are only 27Km from Powell River and 28Km from Lund, the end of Highway 101, the longest highway in the world.
From Vancouver, a scenic 15 km drive from downtown Vancouver through the historic Stanley Park causeway and over the Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver. Follow the signs to Hwy 99, and the BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal. If you are looking for a panoramic photo, take the Cypress Mountain exit and drive five minutes up to the lookout. A breathtaking view of Mt Baker in Washington State to the East and the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island to the West.
From Victoria to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island drive north on Hwy 19 to Comox. Take the Comox Little River Ferry to Powell River. Continue your journey of the Sunshine Coast by driving 26km south to Saltery Bay. From Saltery Bay the BC Ferries leaves every two hours to Earls Cove. After a scenic 50 minute ferry ride, your journey continues from Earls Cove. Driving time from Earls Cove to Sechelt is approx. one hour.