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. We 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?
We 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. We found ours 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: We didn’t spend any additional money on activities but you 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. We only stayed for about 15 minutes.
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!