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Bistro in Gibsons

The Nova Kitchen

While the steep climb to get here seems off-putting, it's worth it for this smashing little farm-to-table bistro – especially if you snag a patio table with its dramatic views over Gibsons Landing and the shoreline …
Brewery in Powell River

Townsite Brewing

An elder statesmen of BC's craft beer scene (which means it's more than five years old), this brilliant, Belgian-focused brewery occupies a heritage post office building. Take a free 3pm tour on Thursdays or Saturda…
Canadian in Roberts Creek

Gumboot Restaurant

The perfect place to end your Roberts Creek day, this delightful bistro combines an old-school welcome with a lovingly-prepared menu of comfort dishes fusing West Coast ingredients and international influences – fro…
Cafe in Sechelt

Basted Baker

An excellent addition to the previously sleepy Sechelt dining scene, this super-friendly bistro-like little cafe specializes in housemade biscuit sandwiches – look for the weekly special. Lunch bowls are also justif…
Bistro in Powell River

Coastal Cookery

This casual dining favorite has the town's best patio (there was an eagle's nest in view on our visit) plus a great menu of tweaked classics and seasonal specials – with a strong focus on BC ingredients. If Salt Spr…
Brewery in Gibsons

Persephone Brewing Company

One of BC's best brewery tasting rooms, this cabin-look spot serves at least eight brews – try the Pale Ale and check for seasonals. Tours are offered Sundays when you can also indulge in a $20 beer and haircut deal…
Seafood in Gibsons

Smitty's Oyster House

The best spot for seafood in Gibsons (especially if you snag a seat at the communal long table alongside the marina boardwalk), Smitty's sparked a renaissance in local dining when it opened a few years back. It's as…
Cafe in Roberts Creek

Gumboot Cafe

A cool, wood-floored hangout that's ideal for eavesdropping on local gossip – or just perusing the ever-changing art lining the walls. Either way, drop by for coffee and a breakfast fuel-up (the fried egg baguette i…
Gallery in Gibsons

Gibsons Public Art Gallery

A delightful little gallery with a firm focus on showcasing Sunshine Coast works, from painting to sculpture and fiber art. The diverse roster of shows changes every month – opening nights are a good time to meet ar…
Art in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

A chin-scratching, three-day weekend where more than 100 regional artists showcase their work to locals and savvy visitors, this annual event is one of the best on the Sunshine Coast. Studios, galleries and ad hoc e…