planning your visit to the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast at its southernmost tip is a mere 10 miles as the crow flies from downtown Vancouver, and at its most northern point it borders on some of the most rugged natural surroundings in this beautiful province of British Columbia.  Stretching 110 miles along the shores of the Strait of Georgia from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast has much to offer visitors. With its coastal mountain range, old growth forests, lakes and inlets, each stop along the Sunshine Coast offers visitors a unique sense of place, featuring local history,
cultural heritage and natural attractions.  Immerse yourself in marine activities
such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, pleasure cruising, sport fishing, scuba diving, swimming, beachcombing and more!

This all season recreation destination also offers kayaking & canoeing, backcountry snowshoeing and telemark skiing, bird watching, horseback riding, air and marine tours and more! Or, simply enjoy relaxing by the ocean with the resident otters, seals and herons.

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Nearest airports serving the Sunshine Coast
Vancouver International Airport
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for flights throughout Canada and International destinations
 
Powell River Airport
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for flights to and from Vancouver

transferring between YVR Main Terminal and the South Terminal
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A free airport shuttle bus operates every 20 minutes from 0630 to 1830 weekdays (0730 to 1830 weekends) between the following locations:
             Main Terminal (International Arrivals - Level 1) outside the building, Pillar #1
             Main Terminal (Domestic Arrivals - Level 2) outside Door F
             South Terminal - outside the arrival doors at the south end of the building.

Typical transfer time to/from South Terminal is 10 minutes. This service does not stop at the Floatplane Terminals; passengers must travel to the South Terminal then walk to Inglis Drive (5 minutes)

connecting flights from Vancouver to Powell River (for Sunshine Coast)
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Vancouver (YVR South) - Powell River
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Scheduled floatplane services to the Sunshine Coast
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Vancouver Harbour - Sechelt
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Vancouver Airport - Sechelt
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Sechelt - Vancouver Airport / Tofino
summer only
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call Sechelt base at
1-888-436-7776
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Nanaimo (Departure Bay) - Sechelt
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call Sechelt base at
1-888-436-7776
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Sechelt - Nanaimo Harbour
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Seattle - Sunshine Coast
(serving Egmont, Malibu Camp, Pender Harbour,
Princess Louisa Inlet and West Coast Wilderness Lodge)
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Transfers by direct coach between YVR and the Sunshine Coast
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A daily coach service operates between Vancouver International Airport and Powell River on the Sunshine Coast, calling also at Vancouver City Centre, with en-route stops at Gibsons, Sechelt, Madeira Park and Earls Cove. The coach leaves from YVR (outside Domestic Terminal, Level 1, Stand A) at 3.15pm each day. An additional journey operates on certain dates from Vancouver City Centre (not YVR Airport) leaving at 0830. 

Advance reservations are NOT necessary for travel on this service.

For further information call Malaspina Coach Lines on 1-877-227-8287 or visit www.malaspinacoach.com

 
 

Car and Passenger Ferries serving the Sunshine Coast
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Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - Langdale (Sunshine Coast)
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Sechelt (Earls Cove) - Powell River (Saltery Bay)
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No advance
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Powell River - Comox (Little River)
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MV Island Sky sails between Earls Cove and Saltery Bay

intercity coach line serving the Sunshine Coast
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Vancouver Airport - Downtown Vancouver - Langdale - Gibsons - Sechelt - Earls Cove - Powell River
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getting around by local public transit
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From downtown Vancouver, the Horseshoe Bay Express bus (route 257) operates every 20-30 minutes to Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal

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The following public transit routes serve the Sunshine Coast
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route 1 : Langdale Ferry - Gibsons - Sechelt
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route 2 : Sechelt - West Sechelt
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route 3 : Sechelt - Sechelt Arena
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route 4 : Sechelt - Halfmoon Bay
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Powell River Regional Transit operates around Powell River, Sliammon and Lund.
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more information about local public transit

click on a Rider's Guide alongside for details of transit services in each area.

1 :  West Vancouver/
      Horseshoe Bay

2 :  Sunshine Coast

3 :  Powell River

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Sunshine Coast map


View Location Map

 

where to find more information about the Sunshine Coast
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official BC tourism site

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Sunshine Coast Toursim

 


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