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There are many different kinds of activities for everyone on the Sunshine Coast. Looking for adventure? That's easy! Hike a 4 km trail through a lush 307 acre rain forest to view the world famous tidal ebb and flow of the Skookumchuck Rapids. (1 hr drive to trailhead.)
Or perhaps a tour up the Princess Louisa Inlet where you can marvel at the beauty of Chatterbox Falls. Charters leave from Egmont Harbor. Read below about the other great things to do while vacationing on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada.
World Famous Princess Louisa and Chatterbox Falls
"Spend time ashore in this granite bordered fjord. Like everyone before you it will dominate your future dreams. It was carved by the force of glaciers. The steep sides are mirrored in tranquil waters. Waterfalls are numerous, and change with the passing of each weather system. Every encounter with this wonderland is unique."
- Quoted from Sunshine Coast Tours
Stop in at Spin Cycles in Gibsons or Elphi Cycles and they can give you a full rundown on all the local trails and mountain biking in the area. They do rentals and guided tours as well. Check out Coast Gravity Park in Porpoise Bay for Canada's first gravity fed mountain bike facility.
There are several hiking trails in the area ranging from a 15-minute stroll to a 1-hour hike. Explore the 10,000 year old growth forest of the Caren Range, or Skookumchuck Narrows with 5 meter (15 ft) tides and the largest salt water rapids next to the Bay of Fundy. http://www.sunshine-coast-trails.com/
Boating and Beaches
There are great beaches for swimming just a few minutes walk away or you can explore the lakes further north up the coast. iIf you want to rent kayaks try Pedals and Paddles or Salty's Kayaks here in Roberts Creek
British Columbia has been rated by National Geographic and many famous divers, among them Jacques Cousteau, as the fourth best dive spot in the world. February 2003 issue of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine rates B.C. as the top overall dive destination in North America. Drop down and visit some of the largest species of octopus in the world, friendly wolf eels, sea lions, pods of orcas, white-sided dolphins and stellar seals. Do you like to scuba dive on wrecks? The Sechelt Inlet has one of the most spectacular wreck dives in British Columbia. It was an exciting day when this graceful ship was sunk in deep water to begin her life as one of the largest diving wrecks on the Pacific Coast. The HMCS Chaudiere is just a short boat ride from the head of the Sechelt Inlet and must see for all avid divers. http://www.hellobc.com/sechelt/things-to-do/water-activities/diving.aspx
Fishing and Boat Charters
There are a variety of saltwater and freshwater fishing spots available on the Coast. Tackle sales are provided at most marinas. Or enjoy a day trip in the beautiful Princess Louisa with Sunshine Coast Tours or in Gibsons try Harbour Tours
Golf course information for the Sunshine Coast, BC:
Pender Harbour Golf Course
13823 Highway 101 - Madeira Park tel: 604-883-9541
Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club
3206 Highway 101 - Roberts Creek tel: 604-885-9212
Sechelt Golf and Country Club
6177 Ripple Way Sechelt tel: 604-687-4653 (Vancouver number)
Take a scenic tour of Princess Louisa Inlet and Sechelt Inlet or try a Fly n' Dine experience to West Coast Wilderness Lodge and back with Sunshine Coast Air.
For more activities visit our local tourism portal - http://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/trip-idea/sunshine-coast?gclid=CJSj4PawsM4CFUZlfgod_4cOug or http://www.sunshinecoastcanada.com/