The Sunshine Coast Highway is a scenic road with an international reach. A well-travelled route with access to most towns and villages along the way, the Sunshine Coast Highway, or Highway 101, runs from Lund, British Columbia, all the way to Chile. Unlike many other roads in mountainous regions, the highway is good for walking, cycling, or driving. It provides travellers with access to many towns and parks, crossing over fords and inlets with the Coast Mountains rising up on the east and the Georgia Strait flowing on the west. The Sunshine Coast Highway provides an easy method of travelling along one of the sunniest parts of British Columbia.
Beaches, towns, ferries, and parks are all accessible from the Sunshine Coast Highway. Some people have picnics at the Roberts Creek Provincial Park or golf at the Myrtle Point Golf Course. Camping and fishing are popular, while scuba diving is available at Mermaid Cove in Saltery Provincial Park. At Gibson’s Landing, fans of the television show, “The Beach Combers,” can relive the past at Molly’s Reach Restaurant. Others may be more interested in taking a side trip to visit Jervis Inlet, which divides the Sunshine Coast in two, or the wide fiord of Desolation Sound. Still others may prefer one of the many other tourist spots.
Beautiful scenery, easy driving conditions, and a multitude of activities along the way make the Sunshine Coast Highway a worthwhile road to travel.
|1||Horseshoe Bay - Ferry - Gibsons||1 h||52 km|
|1||Gibsons to Davis Bay||20 min||19 km|
|1||Davis Bay to Sechelt||10 min||5 km|
|1||Sechelt to Madeira Park||30 min||32 km|
|1||Madeira Park to Garden Bay||15 min||13 km|
|1||Garden Bay to Egmont||30 min||28 km|
|2||Egmont to Powell River||1 h 45 min||56 km|
|2||Powell River to Lund||40 min||29 km|