Nestled into the south-western section of British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast is a hidden gem offering a little bit of paradise from the hustle and bustle of the city. As part of the BC mainland, this charming area is accessible by ferry or air from Greater Vancouver.
The majestic Coast Mountains and Strait of Georgia separate the Lower Mainland from this community with its genuine island vibe. Take some time to explore the area via Highway 101 - which takes you through some key communities that include Gibsons, Roberts Creek and Sechelt.
Once here, you'll find spectacular hiking opportunities throughout this stretch of land with its beautiful coastline of verdant, deep-green forests that reflect BC's pristine beauty and immense landscapes. Indeed, the entire Sunshine Coast features a network of scenic trails for nearly every age group and skill level.
Trails located in the Sunshine Coast region:
Burnett Falls is a beautiful waterfall located at the end of a short hiking trail north of Sechelt.
Located just south of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, Chapman Falls is a beautiful, multi-tiered waterfall that has some views that are unobstructed along the top portion of the falls.
Cliff Gilker Park in Roberts Creek offers a perfect hike for families to explore the bridges, forest, waterfalls, and terrain along several picturesque creeks.
Located along the Sunshine Coast, the trail in Francis Point Provincial Park is a beautiful walk that follows the shoreline along the coast.
Located north of Sechelt, Hidden Grove is a beautiful forested area with a network of hiking trails that pass by several enormous Douglas Fir trees.
The Homesite Caves Trails located north of Sechelt and is a short hike that passes several caves formed from water that has carved out the limestone rock.
Located north of Sechelt alongside The Sunshine Coast Highway, the Homesite Creek Falls trail passes a scenic waterfall and has a series of trails that loop through a lush forest.
A steep hike in the Garden Bay area, the trail to the top of Mount Daniel provides spectacular views of Pender Harbour and the nearby region.
Pender Hill is a short steep hike on the Sunshine Coast that provides incredible views of the area, looking down to Hotel Lake, across to Mount Daniel, and out towards the Strait of Georgia.
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is located north of Sechelt and has a short hiking trail that crosses Angus Creek and leads out to the estuary.
Located on the Sunshine Coast, Sargeant Bay Provincial Park is a popular scenic beach area to visit.
Located near the community of Egmont on the Sunshine Coast, Skookumchuck Narrows is a popular attraction where the powerful rapids and whirlpools of the changing tidal waters can be seen that flow between Jervis Inlet and Sechelt Inlet.
Located north of Sechelt, Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park is an enjoyable hike that offers scenic coastal views of the cove and shoreline along the Strait of Georgia.
Soames Hill is a steep hike that is located in Gibsons and has incredible views that look towards Keats Island and out towards the Strait of Georgia.
The hike to Triangle Lake is located near Halfmoon Bay and is a beautiful forest trail to the lake which can be extended into a loop around the lake.