Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coasts spectacular coastline and fabulous topography provides the perfect setting for a lifestyle that definitely makes life interesting.

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
A 40 minute sail from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver across beautiful Howe Sound will land you at the Langdale terminal on the outskirts of the town of Gibsons. From there you can embark on a fascinating journey winding up one of the nicest coastal highways on the West Coast. Restaurants , Inns, and a number of excellent B & Bs line the coast. There are tough decisions of what not to do when it comes to recreation and the various events on the arts calendar. The Arts scene on the Sunshine Coast is second to none as there are a large number of shows and performances scheduled throughout the year both by both local and visiting artists. Writer festivals, musicians, theatre groups, art shows, jazz festivals, are just some of the annual events that take place up and down the coast, one is best to call ahead for ticket and accommodation information.

World class diving, kayaking, boating, and fishing are just a few of the activities that are making this paradise a hub for recreational activity. Hockey and soccer leagues are loaded with youngsters, and the calibre of lessons available for kids is fantastic.

The main communities on the lower Sunshine Coast are Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, and Pender Harbour. All kinds of interesting hikes and lakes, inlets, coves, and points of interest are in between and all around. Finding them all is part of the enjoyment. One visit to the Sunshine Coast is all it takes to get hooked on the area, and its happening to many. The Sunshine coast is changing , and so is the mix of its people.

One of the great features of living on the Sunshine Coast is the close proximity to the areas surrounding us. The coast here is actually part of the mainland and is on a peninsula which is only seperated from West Vancouver by Howe Sound.

Unlike Vancouver Island you are a very close commute with a 40 minute sail and the price of the Ferry is always a return trip (you only pay one way). Vancouver Island ferries have not only longer sailing times, but much longer line ups and sailing waits. Sunshine Coast ferries leave approximately every 2 hours and you are off before you know it.

Skiing at Whistler, Grouse mountain, and Cypress is a day trip and strolling the shops in Ambleside or Park Royal in West Vancouver is an hour away from leaving Langdale.

There are many inexpensive Float Plane operators in and around the Sunshine Coast that can take you to downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes or Victorias Harbour in 45, or the ultimate ski trip to Whistler can fly you there before you can buckle up your boots. Probably the nicest thing about living on the Sunshine Coast is knowing that you are part of a community that cares about its people and their quality of life. Growth is happening on the coast and more and more services are continuing to appear to make life even better. For more information on the Sunshine Coast click on some of the links listed.

For all your Real Estate needs on the Sunshine Coast feel free to call
John McKenzie at Royal LePage Sussex @ (604) 740-1304
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Useful Links

Sunshine Coast School District #46

BC Institute of Technology
Simon Fraser University
University of BC


Sechelt Public Library
Gibsons and District Public Library

BC Ferries
BC Rail
Vancouver International Airport

Royal LePage Sussex
Sechelt Bus: (604) 740-1304   ·  West Van Bus: (604) 926-6011
Fax: (604) 885-5422