The Sunshine Coast includes the main communities of:


The Lower Coast is an excellent DAY TRIP destination out of Vancouver, but is also a wonderful GETAWAY destination for visitors from the Lower Mainland, southern British Columbia, and Washington State. Sunshine Coast and Powell River accommodations range from family resorts, hotels & motels, affordable B&B or cottage stays, or luxury bed and breakfasts and self-contained private rentals for families and groups. Many offer packaged stays based on romance, adventure or cultural getaways.

Of course, once visitors have seen the Sunshine Coast, it isn't long before they want to move here. We can help! Explore the relocation guide or check out the real estate pages for more information.



Affectionate names for Sunshine Coasters based on geography:

  • Mellonheads - Port Mellon/Langdale
  • Gibsonites
  • Thoreaueans - Gambier*
  • LetLivers - Keats*
  • Creekers or Gumboot Nationals - Roberts Creek
  • Secheltonians
  • Universals - Halfmoon Bay*
  • Pendultimates - Pender*
  • Egmonsters
  • Crazy Swedes - Lund*
  • Savourists - Savary*
  • Texadans*

Okay, so I made most of them up(*). Some by committee, which probably explains a lot. If you've heard of other *affectionate* names for Sunshine Coast towns or hamlets, let me know!