Things to Do
Please note that this page is always evolving and that this is just a short list of all the adventures available on the Sunshine Coast!
Persephone Brewing Company
1053 Stewart Rd
Gibson, BC V0N 1V7
Tues–Sun: 11am – 7pm
Beer, Farm Fresh. Persephone’s 11-acre farm-based brewery prides itself on the FRESHEST BEER. They grow their own hops and use BC grain in every sip. On Saturdays, enjoy music at the farm while sampling their latest creations. Sure to please the beer lover!
Sunshine Coast Winery
5245 Selma Park Road
Sechelt, B.C., V0N 3A2
Tasting Room (Winter): Saturdays, 11:30 – 5 p.m.
The Winery is one woman’s life long journey to produce great wine for friends and family. It was only last year, in July 2014, when her dream came true. “TABLEAU” is one of the brands from Sunshine Coast Winery, ready for friends to share and enjoy.
Roberts Creek Mandala and Beach
Roberts Creek is a beautiful community situated on the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) between Gibsons and Sechelt. Known as the Gumboot Capital of the World,it bears a relaxing atmosphere.
The Community Mandala located in the parking zone of the beach began in 1997. Five friends arrived with paint cans to the Roberts Creek Beach to paint over negative graffiti. Now, it is a yearly tradition that occurs in July with hundreds of people contributing to the black top canvas.
Also in Roberts Creek is the Gumboot Restaurant, Gumboot Café and organic food stores.
Davis Bay & Mosaic
Davis Bay is a small community located just south of Sechelt BC on the lower section of the Sunshine Coast. The identifying feature of Davis Bay is the long pebbled beach coastline with a well-developed paved walking path lined with viewing benches while highlighted with a long wooden fishing pier jutting out from the shoreline. Often the pier is occupied by fisherman and swimmers.
The Mosaic Market is a large shop with several booths representing local artists and collectors. From pottery to vintage furniture to antique home décor, the Mosaic has something for everyone!
Nestled on a strip of land between Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia, this municipality on the Sunshine Coast attracts visitors with its blissful mix of water and land activities, suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Cowrie Street in the heart of downtown has several unique shops and fantastic bakeries. It’s worth a stroll.
For more details, visit secheltdowntown.com/
One of the greatest natural spectacles in British Columbia occurs in the Skookumchuck Narrows. Twice daily, nature puts on a show as the tide changes and the flow of saltwater switches, reversing the direction and power of these incredibly turbulent rapids. The difference in water levels between one side of the rapids and the other sometimes exceeds 9 ft in height, with 200 billion gallons of water flowing through the Skookumchuck Narrows connecting Sechelt and Jervis Inlets.
The Skookumchuck Narrows is located in Egmont which is as far north on this portion of the Sunshine Coast as you can go. It is about an hour drive from Gibsons.
To ensure viewing of the rapids, it is important to time your hike with the changing tides. Allow 45-60 minutes to hike from the trailhead to the viewpoints. For best viewing times, click here!
Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill) is located in Gibsons and, from the top, you can see all the way out towards Keats Island and beyond to Vancouver Island. It is so worth the hike.
Soames can be accessed from 4 different spots – Soames Rd., Ruffum Rd., Bridgeman Rd., and Esperanza Rd. With over 5 kilometres of trails you can choose either a moderate hike or a strenuous one. If hiking to the summit allow between 30 to 40 minutes each way.