The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a very popular vacation destination in British Colombia, Canada. Located 40 minutes from the Lower Mainland (Vancouver), the Sunshine Coast can be reached only by ferry boat or by floatplane.  Although very close to the fast pace of Vancouver, on the Sunshine Coast you will experience a much slower, laid back life style.  The southern coastal highway stretches about 80km (50 miles) from the Langale Ferry terminal to Earls Cove Ferry terminal, and in between there is the string of quaint, coastal communities like Gibsons, Sechelt, Maderia Park, Pender Harbour and Egmont.

Gibsons, known for the long running television series, Beachcombers, has a very quaint downtown full of shops, pubs, and cafes. You are sure to be amazed by the stunning backdrop of snow peaked mountains as you take a stroll along the sea walk, and don't be surprises if you catch a glimpse of Orcas. 

Sechelt, meaning "land between two waters" is just what the name implies. On one side of town is the Strait of Georgia, with rocky beaches and views of Vancouver Island. On the other side is the Sechelt Inlet with views of the dramatic fjord-like mountains rising from the water. It is definitely worth a stop to watch bald eagles fish and floatplanes come and go. 

Further up the coast is Maderia Park which has a grocery store and shops, then Pender Harbour, home to a 9 hole golf course. The surrounding areas are packed with some amazing hikes, like Francis Point Provincial Park and Mount Daniel, to name a few. 

Egmont sits on the Sechelt Inlet about 1.5 hours from Langdale Ferry terminal. It is the gateway to the Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. If you are up the 2 hour round-trip hike, it is highly recommended. A massive tidal exchange through the narrows between Sechelt and Jervis inlets puts on an impressive daily show, creating the famous Sechelt Rapids and attracting both nature-lovers as well as extreme sports enthusiasts.

With its warm summers and mild winter, the many outdoor activities offered on the Sunshine coast can be done year-round, including golf. The coast is home to two full length courses and one 9 hole course.


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The Sunshine Coast is known for many things: sunshine, friendly people and outdoor recreation. Perhaps less known, but quickly starting to put themselves on the map, are a number of craft breweries, distilleries and cideries! Follow the sunshine coast ale trail on a fully guided and chauffeured tour.

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Breathtaking beauty and quality of play.

Opened in 1969 and is the oldest 18-hole course on the Sunshine Coast. With breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains and forest, golfers of all skill levels find lots to enjoy and to challenge them on this well designed golf course.  


Blue Ocean Golf Club is a championship par 72 course located in beautiful Sechelt, British Columbia. With tees ranging from 5,351 to 6,553 yards the golf course is a test for all abilities. Combine that with breathtaking mountain views, great course conditions and our team of dedicated professionals, a great golf experience awaits.  Don’t be surprised to see a variety of wildlife as well as you make your way around this outstanding 18 hole layout.  Bald Eagles, Black Bears, Deer and more are often spotted on the course making for a truly memorable round of golf.


Garden Hotel Is a newly renovated hotel centrally located in the town of Gibsons. It is only a 15 minute drive from the Langdale ferry terminal, and walking distance to all of the local restaurants, pubs, shopping and marina. 


The Oceanside (former Bella Beach Inn) is located in Davis Bay, a seaside community in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Less than five minutes from Sechelt, the Inn is right across from the beach and wharf, and a five minute walk from one of the longest stretches of sandy beach on the Coast.