British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

 
The Sunshine Coast earns its name by the incredibly mild weather year round and an average of nearly six hours of sunshine per day. Its picturesque landscape between ocean and mountains of giant Douglas fir trees offers an unlimited world of possibilities to its visitors. The communities and parks providing a unique blend of nature, culture, history and the arts.

On the mainland of Vancouver and the Coast Mountain Range, visitors enjoy driving the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler carved into the mountainous shoulders offering incredible ocean views, strolling the seawall around Stanley Park, or visiting the many galleries and artists' studios located on Granville Island and throughout the surrounding areas. Discover a haven of artists, numerous festivals, gondola vistas of the city, wonderful winter skiing, suspension bridges, and many secluded sandy beaches to comb over!

Population: 60,000

History:
The First Nations Coast Salish inhabited the coastal regions of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years prior to the arrival of European explorers in the late 1700's. Within the Coast Salish, there were approximately 20 nations, with their own individual language and culture. The Sliammon band who inhabited the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast were a population of many as 20,000 members.

They had more than 10 permanent villages and numerous seasonal camp sites along the coast. Seasonal villages were inhabited based the time of year and abundance of natural resources like fish, small animals, and berries. Transportation for their journeys was mostly by deeply carved cedar canoe.

Climate:
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius (up to 27)
Winter average (at sea level) 5 degrees Celsius

 

Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Sunshine Coast Accommodations

Seabreeze Resort, Powell River

Seabreeze Resort, Powell River

Come for a Relaxing Getaway. Meet up with family, friends or just a romantic getaway. Festivals, activities, beachcombing. Lots of wildlife, beautiful gardens. Ten Spacious fully equipped units, home away from home. wifi, cable.

» Condo 2a from: $ 110.00 per night
» Condo 3a from: $ 110.00 per night
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Powell River, V8A 0L5, 10975 hwy 101
Ph. 604-487-9534

(Accommodations, Cabin - Log Cabin - Cottage, Campground, Resort, RV Park, Vacation Rentals)
August Jack Motor Inn, Squamish

August Jack Motor Inn, Squamish

Plan your Squamish accommodations with the August Jack Motor Inn.

» Single Room from: $ 85.00 per night
» Double Rooms from: $ 95.00 per night
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Squamish, V0N 3G0, 37947 Cleveland Avenue
Ph. 1.888.892.3502 or 604.892.3504

(Accommodations, Inn, Motel)

Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Sunshine Coast Things to Do

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, Britannia Beach

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, Britannia Beach

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM

Britannia Beach, V0N 1J0, PO Box 188
Ph. 1-800-896-4044 or 604-896-2233

(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows | Museum)
Roedde House Museum, Vancouver Downtown

Roedde House Museum, Vancouver Downtown

A beautifully restored heritage home in Vancouver's West End

Vancouver, V6G 1J6, 1415 Barclay Street
Ph. 604-684-7040

(Museum)
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver Downtown

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver Downtown

Downtown Vancouver’s public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. Home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection and changing exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast.

Vancouver, V6C 2G3, 639 Hornby Strteet
Ph. 604-682-3455

(Artists & Fine Art Artisans, Aboriginal arts/ First Nation | First Nations | Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery | Museum)