area from Gibsons to Lund and Desolation Sound Provincial
Park is known as the Sunshine Coast. The area is aptly named
because of its predominantly sunny weather but it is more
than just the sunshine that attracts residents and visitors
majestic coastal range serves as a backdrop to the unexpected
explosions of green from the numerous islands that fill
Howe Sound. The Lower Sunshine Coast is a changing blend
of seascapes, mountains and forests and is steeped in the
history of its first inhabitants, the Sechelt people.
The Sunshine Coast boasts some of the best salmon fishing
in British Columbia, spectacular scuba diving, great camping;
a network of hiking and biking trails; a vibrant and active
arts community and an atmosphere of friendliness.
The Lower Sunshine Coast is composed of a number of small
communities with such intriguing names as Gibsons, Sechelt,
Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Earl's Cove. Each community
has something special to offer the visitor; whether it be
the Sechelt Nation's Museum in Sechelt, the Bird Sanctuary
at Halfmoon Bay or Ruby Lake, the world's only fresh water
lake where cutthroat salmon spawn. From spectacular BC Westcoast
scenery to exciting outdoor recreation possibilities, the
Sunshine Coast is a magnet for the outdoor enthusiast.
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planes are a vital link to BC's coast.
BC Ferries takes you from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale where
you can begin your adventures on the Sunshine Coast. There is
also service by a local airlines and bus.
Facilities & Activities:
Chadiere ScubaDive Site
on the Sunshine Coast
- sightseeing, hiking, camping, swimming, charter boat trips,
fishing, canoeing, kayaking, marinas.
Nation's Museum, Festival of the Written Arts, Storytelling
Festival, golf course. Porpoise Bay Provincial Parks, Chatterbox
Falls, Arts centre, Fish Hatchery, Sechelt Indian Totem Poles,
Sechelt Marsh, Tems Swiya Museum
There are many motel/hotel accommodations in the area, plus
lodges, resorts and private or provincial campsites.