Just northwest of Vancouver on the Sechelt Peninsula, Canada’s Sunshine Coast is a vibrant collection of communities – each with its own charm, character and culture. The Tantalus Mountain range cuts across the neck of the peninsula that connects to the mainland; access is by air or water only. But what a scenic journey it is! The waters of the great fjord of Howe Sound lap against forested mountain slopes and island shores on the approach to Langdale / Gibsons by ferry, water taxi, or private boat. To the northwest, the Salish Sea stretches between Vancouver Island and the waterside communities of Roberts Creek, Sechelt, and Halfmoon Bay. Pender Harbour tops out the peninsula with an intriguing series of bays, islets and inlets on the way to Earl’s Cove on Agamemnon Channel and Jervis Inlet, and the ferry connection to Powell River. To the northeast, the community of Egmont sits at the gateway to Sechelt Narrows (also known as Skookumchuck, site of the legendary “standing wave” rapids) and the entrance to Sechelt Inlet, with a series of fjords, historic rock paintings, archeological digs, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. At the head of the Sechelt Inlet, in the centre of the peninsula, the District of Sechelt (“land between two waters”) and the territory of the shíshálh Nation provide a social pivot and a connection of cultures.
The Coastal lifestyle is deeply rooted in a love of the natural world surrounding the community. A slower pace, and a culture of caring, has drawn many entrepreneurs and young families to the Sunshine Coast. With high-speed, cutting-edge internet accessible throughout the Coast, lower land/housing costs, good ground and air service to Vancouver and Vancouver Island, many local businesses are competing on the world stage very successfully. Discover the mosaic that is Canada’s Sunshine Coast. We’ve opened the door – please step into our world.
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