Shop, stroll, and dine, all against the backdrop of stunning views of Howe Sound and vistas of the coastal mountains – this is Gibsons Landing. Charming stores, art galleries, and restaurants/cafés line the Landing, complete with Winegarden Waterfront Park – the perfect place to sit in the sun or take a panoramic picture of the harbour.
Roberts Creek, located between Sechelt and Gibsons is the perfect place to make a pit stop. The Gumboot offers excellent farm-to-table food options, and is just a short walk away from sandy Roberts Creek Beach. Grab some food to go and walk down to the beach where you will find the community-painted mandala and Roberts Creek Pier.
Highway 101 wraps this beautiful bit of shoreline just south of Sechelt. Walk along the seawall, build a sandcastle, or enjoy the pier- a favourite spot to catch the sunset. Venture across the street for a coffee & gelato, or stay awhile for tasty fish n’ chips and a local craft beer.
If you want to visit a true water-centric community, Pender Harbour is a must. For divers, boaters and paddlers, Pender Harbour offers unrivaled experiences, and the harbour is vibrant, beating heart of the community. Nearby hiking opportunities are plentiful, and the area hosts unique annual events such as a blues festival, longboard races, and boat building competitions.
Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
The tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows are famous for their spectacular whirlpools, standing waves, and for their attraction to extreme kayakers and divers. “Skook”, as it is affectionately named, is one of the great whitewater wonders of the world, attracting thrill-seekers from across the globe. Visitors can hike to the rapids view the tidal event year round, but be sure to check the tide tables when planning your trip.
Townsite heritage District
Designated as a National Historic District in 1995, Powell River Historic Townsite is one of only a few professionally planned, single-industry towns dating from the early modern period in Canadian town planning. Townsite is remarkably intact, with over 400 original buildings contained within the original borders of the 1910 town plan.
Lund & Desolation Sound
Welcome to the end of the road: Lund, BC is the northernmost town on the Sunshine Coast and also Mile 0 of Highway 101. This seaside village is the epitome of small town vibes, playing host to boaters on their way to Desolation Sound, road trippers reaching the terminus of Highway 101, and those who made the trip just for a famous blackberry cinnamon bun or a pollen sweater. Boat, drive, or cycle here to enjoy Lund’s charm and to access Desolation Sound Provincial Park, the Copeland Islands, the Sunshine Coast Trail, and 'tropical' Savary Island.