Sunshine Coast

Creatures of the Sunshine Coast

It’s 2 p.m. at the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre in Gibsons, and a gaggle of wide-eyed children are peering reverentially into glowing cylindrical tanks and...

Beautiful Bowen

Blue sky filters through the copper-coloured arbutus trees that frame the view of Howe Sound from the summit of Mount Gardner. Near the lookout, a statue-still...

Weekend Escape

Separated from BC’s Lower Mainland by an island-studded ocean and a chorus of craggy peaks, the Sunshine Coast feels far removed from big-city life. But, with the...

Winter Diving in BC

Snow sports aren’t the only reason to gear up and head outside during BC’s fleece-hugging winters. This is also the favoured season for dive fans to plunge beneath...

Cool Craft

It was more than 30 years ago that Canada’s very first microbrewery, the Horseshoe Bay Brewery, started up in West Vancouver. Since then, BC’s craft beer industry...

Sea Sounds

It is a crisp, June morning in 2016 when I board a ferry bound for Powell River, on the Upper Sunshine Coast. As the vessel departs, the familiar, low rumble of its...

A Gathering Place

Situated on the south end of the Sunshine Coast, the seaside town of Gibsons is just a 40-minute ferry trip from West Vancouver, but its peaceful, laid-back vibe feels...

Celebrating Festival Season

Surrounded by the vibrant flowers and greenery of a heritage garden, writers and book lovers relax in a 500-seat open-air pavilion on BC’s idyllic Sunshine Coast. This...