Once you travel west through Canada and reach the Pacific Ocean, or go north of Washington state through the US/Canada border, BC’s magnificent Coastal mountain range beckons. First you pass through Vancouver, a truly cosmopolitan beauty.
After enjoying the city, drive north toward Horseshoe Bay and the BC Ferries terminal, where you catch the Langdale ferry to the Sunshine Coast (a continuation of the mainland, but accessible only by air and water). An aerial view of the beautiful lower Coast can be seen at vimeo.com/76166406. On our lovely Coast, visitors are always welcome.
The Sunshine Coast is separated by water into two parts: the Lower Coast stretches from Langdale to Earls Cove, a distance of about 80 km (50 mi). The meandering drive along Highway 101 follows the coastline, then takes you through rainforest, alongside lakes, and on to the Earls Cove ferry terminal. Along this scenic drive, villages, marinas, parks, and interesting stops await your discovery.
A ferry from Earls Cove will take you to the Upper Coast, docking at Saltery Bay. If you carry on up Highway 101 for half an hour you will arrive at Powell River, a vibrant and historic seaside community and mecca for outdoor adventurers.
After another half hour drive you’ll arrive at the village of Lund, the northernmost tip of the Sunshine Coast.
Photo of Sechelt by Ron Steven/Rogest