Where is Sunshine Coast?
How to get in?
Take the BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay terminal. A return trip with one vehicle and two adults will be approximately $85. The good thing is that there’s a ferry leaving almost every hour. I left downtown at 5pm on Friday, got to Horseshoe Bay at 5:30pm but just missed the 5:50pm ferry cut off.
How much time to spend?
I went on a Friday night and left Sunday early afternoon. I would say you could get on a Saturday morning ferry and leave late Sunday afternoon. One and a half days is probably the perfect amount of time!
How much to budget?
Accommodation: $150-$200 is the average nightly rate of a hotel/cabin. I found mine on AirBnB for about $100 and it was such an awesome experience (see more below)
Food: The price is pretty comparable to Vancouver with lunches around $15 and dinners around $20.
Activities: I didn’t spend any additional money on activities but some things that would cost extra might be kayak rentals, fishing tours, and other water sports.
Sunshine Coast Travel Guide
There are a couple of places that I thought would be fun but actually turned out to be a bit of a let down. I thought the Sechelt Marina would be quite interesting but there isn’t too much there to do unless you actually have a boat. Porpoise Bay Provincial Park was highly rated and was suppose to have a sandy beach. But the beach was 1 meter wide and did not have a nice picnic area either.
What weekend trips do you usually take from Vancouver or your city? If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment below! Don’t miss my other travel guides on top British Columbia destinations!