Columbia's Lower Sunshine Coast
info on Sechelt
More info on Gibsons
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 alike. The 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
Sunshine Coast boasts some of the best salmon fishing in B.C., spectacular
scuba diving, great camping; a network of hiking and biking trails;
a vibrant and active arts community and an atmosphere of friendliness.
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
scenery to exciting outdoor recreation possibilities, the Sunshine
Coast is a magnet for the outdoor enthusiast.
Sechelt - 6,843 Gibsons - 3,652
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: Sechelt - HMCS Chadiere ScubaDive
Gibsons - golf course area - sightseeing, hiking, camping, swimming,
charter boat trips, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, marinas
Attractions: Gibsons - Gibson's Landing (where the TV show,
"the Beachcombers", was filmed), Elphinstone Museum, Cliff
Gilker Regional Park, pulp & paper mill tours, art gallery
Sechelt - Sechelt 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
Halfmoon Bay - Bird Sanctuary, Halfmoon Bay Country Fair, Smuggler's
Cove Provincial Park
Madiera Park - Kathrine Lake Egmont - Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial
May - Maritime History Weekend August - Festival of Written Arts,
There are many motel/hotel accommodations in the area, plus lodges,
resorts and private or provincial campsites.
Sechelt Travel InfoCentre, 5555 Highway 101, Box 360, Sechelt, B.C.
Tel (604) 885-3100 Fax (604) 885-9538
Southwestern B.C. Tourism, #204-1755 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.
Tel (604) 739-9011 Fax (604) 739-0153 1-800-667-3306