British Columbia Travel Guide
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Gripping the shores and waterways, which lead to spectacular fishing, is a frequented historical highlight, the town of Lund. Lund, gave earlier settler access to supplies, postal services for the forestry workers and a safe haven’s rest for weary sea voyagers. The history books refer to two Swedish brothers, in1889, Fred & Charlie Thulin. Fred could not resist the serene and lush forested seaside lands he had seen passing by on his journey to employment with his brother as future logger of the New Land. By late December that year he returned to the shore of the Sunshine Coast to build the community he had envisioned. Together they made short time in creating a wharf to receive ships or tug boats deliveries, a hotel, and a boat building business – the ‘Thulin’s Tugs’ were in put to work along the coast line. Soon shops and cafes opened business and Lund became a cozy seaside town.

The surrounding islands, harbours and inlets offer fishermen oysters, crab, clams and salmon in abundance. You can stroll the boardwalk, craft shops and dine overlooking the watery passage. If you want to venture the waters in short trips, the Lund water taxi will take to you visit outlying islands.

During the summer guests can take guided hiking or mountain biking tours, eco-tours, a diving charters, or even a dinner cruises which showcase wonderful coastal sunsets and ocean scenery.

With the mild climate, visitors may find that they can enjoy golf outside of any rainy days that may occur in the winter (the coastal rain forests may play part in this) or even participate on an aboriginal cultural excursions.

Population: 800 +

One of the most unique experiences to any island is trip to Savary Island . Only 12 minutes by water taxi from Lund, the beaches are noted to be the warmest north of Mexico. The marvelous white sands and dunes, lush vegetation, and shady arbutus trees maybe why many consider this rare gem the “Hawaii of the North”.

Known as “Ragged Islands” this remote park, Copeland Islands Marine Park, lays off the shores north of Lund and can only be accessed by water transportation (kayak, canoe, or boat). The pristine etched shores of this popular wilderness, adventure playground offers undeveloped campsites and inlets for anchoring boats or charters to paddle or motor dinghies ashore.

From, Sarah Point, close to Lund, adventurous hikers enjoy one of the most popular trails, the Sunshine Coast Trail. This 180km (112m) hiking journey passes through the west coast old growth forest and along creeks, lakes, around waterfalls, and stops for breath taking ocean views. Another reason it is popular is that it is far less grueling than its sister the West Coast Trail.

Be prepared:
All adventurous hikers should come well equipped for all types of weather and appropriate food supplies if planning to complete the Sunshine Coast Trail. The camping spots are free. Should wheelchair adventurers want to participate, there is access from the lake shore.

Things To Bring:
Be prepared: Due to Savary island’s popularity and fragile uninhabited coastal eco-system trips are limited. Plan ahead with tourist bureaus and accommodation guides in the area.

Be prepared: Use safe boating practices. The area is remote and its limited access does not provide immediate emergency service.

For thousands of years prior to the Thulin Brothers (making Lund their new land of opportunity), the First Nations’ Salish people - the Sliammon, Klahoose and Homalco called their village of Gl'amin home. The area offered the type of rich resources that could support the various families and the kind of protection from potential invasions by other neighboring tribes. Traditional storytelling, through song and dance were cultural rituals that educated the families of the spiritual world, warfare and their historical accomplishments.

Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius


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