Welcome to the Sunshine Coast!
Bigpacific.com has been the go-to place for information about the Sunshine Coast and Powell River since 1997, and we're so happy you have joined us! Explore the beautiful string of communities along our 130km stretch of BC coastline - Gibsons Landing, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour, Egmont, Powell River, Lund and our islands. We hope we have just what you're looking for as a resident living on the Sunshine Coast, for relocation or for vacationing on BC's west coast.
The Sunshine Coast is less than an hour from downtown Vancouver, and is an area encompassing Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. The Sunshine Coast is not an island, contrary to popular belief, but a part of the BC mainland separated by the long fjord of Howe Sound. It is accessible by BC Ferries, regular air service and floatplane terminals, and offers significantly lower housing prices than Vancouver while still being in close proximity. The 'Sunshine Coast' also includes Powell River, Texada Island, Lund, Thormanby Island, Gambier Island and Keats Island. It is a popular getaway for the Pacific Northwest and draws visitors from around the world with exceptional scenery, easy access to the ocean, lakes and mountains, relatively unspoiled community life, and an active arts scene out of proportion to the population base.
Bigpacific.com's Guide to the Sunshine Coast includes sections for locals, those looking to relocate to one of our many communities, and vacationers. Our guide includes everything from community profiles to Sunshine Coast authored book reviews to trip-planning information, maps, and fully integrated social information so you can find real-world connections for whatever you are interested in. There's a great visual events calendar for both the Sunshine Coast and Powell River, and tons of great pictures, music and art. I am so glad you're here - see you soon!
What I love about the Sunshine Coast is how vibrant the community is. Seems like half the Coast volunteers, and it shows in how many different kinds of events and organizations there are, from Canada's biggest Canadian-only writers festival, to the folks creating the Sunshine Coast Trail... and everything in between.
If there's one thing Coasties know how to do, it's being social.
Find out how to connect on the Sunshine Coast, whether it's through the Coast's own social network, social media, publications, and meetups.
Sunshine TV Network is Bigpacific.com's video partner and together we're curating a great selection of videos about the Sunshine Coast, both on STVN's network and on the Bigpacific.com YouTube channel.