Welcome to Sunshine Coast
Fringing the forested coastline for 139km from Langdale in the south to Lund in the north, the Sunshine Coast – separated from the Lower Mainland by the Coast Mountains and the Strait of Georgia – has an independent, island-like mentality that belies the fact it's just a short hop by ferry or plane from Metro Vancouver. Hwy 101 handily strings together the key communities of Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt and Powell River, making this an easy and leisurely region to explore. Popular with hikers, kayakers and mountain bikers, there's also a lively and welcoming arts scene. Peruse the website of Sunshine Coast Tourism (www.sunshinecoastcanada.com) for information and pick up the Recreation Map & Activity Guide – available in upper and lower region versions – for outdoorsy suggestions throughout the area.