Local Weather:

Environment Canada has listings for

  • Vancouver (to our southeast) or
  • Gibsons
  • Sechelt
  • Powell River
    We tend to have more sunshine than Vancouver (hey, you're surprised, with our name?), and less cool winds than Powell River, so average out the temperatures between the two and you should be pretty close!

BC Road Reports
So, you're driving... check out the BC Ministry of Highways and Transportation for the Sunshine Coast Hwy. 101 road report before you leave to get the latest information on road conditions throughout the province.

Transportation:

Buses: For the Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, Malaspina Coach Lines.
Tel: 604-885-2217
Toll Free: 1-877-227-8287

Local transit service on the Sunshine Coast is 604-885-3234.

Currency Exchange:
So just how much is your money worth in Canada, anyway?
Currency "cheat sheet" - a great tool no matter where you're going.
Find out what your home currency exchanges for at your intended destination.

Canadian Tourism Information
Try this site your basic questions about what is allowed in to the country,
what kind of documents you'll need, bringing pets etc.

US-Canada Customs
If you're a US resident intending to visit Canada and make purchases to take home, the
official US Customs home page is a good place to check out customs
regulations for your goodies. Check out travel tips for those coming to Canada...

Travelling in Canada
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States do not require visas or passports to visit Canada. Passports are recommended as they verify citizenship. Where a current passport is not available, US citizens should carry identification papers (originals or certified true copies only) showing their citizenship, such as, birth, baptismal, or naturalization certificates plus one identification card containing a photo. Permanent residents of the US are advised to carry their Resident Alien Card (US Form 1-151 or Form 1-551). All foreign visitors entering Canada must show a valid passport or an alternative legal travel document. Some may require visas to enter the country. A valid drivers licence alone is not sufficient to prove citizenship. For more information, contact Immigration Canada in Ottawa.

Reciprocal Sunshine Coast Links:

Go Nanaimo - Your gateway to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with travel articles and photos from across Canada.

Gibsons Real Estate - Your Sunshine Coast, BC real estate expert. View Sechelt,
Gibsons and MLS listings, learn about the buying and selling process, and
request real estate advice.

SuncoastCentral.com - giant links compendium for everything Sunshine Coast. Sort of what you find on this site, but organized differently.

Gibsons Paddle Club - outrigger canoe resources & links, plus information about local upcoming paddle events.

Howe Sound Iron Race - visit the Clipper Canoes site to find out more great information about the wonderful Outrigger Iron Race held in Gibsons Harbour every summer.

http://lundhotel.com/
Title: Lund Hotel
Description: Fully restored, oceanfront heritage hotel in Lund, on British
Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Historic property features ocean views,
cruises, dive and kayak excursions and more.
Email: web@lundhotel.com

BC Links:

Tourism British Columbia - Links to lots of BC stuff. Call toll-free 1-800- HELLO BC / 1-800-435-5622.

Vancouver Coast and Mountains - BC Tourism Region organization showcasing the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Country, Greater Vancouver and Mighty Fraser Country.

Search BC
: A great starting point for finding out about BC.

The Official Site of Tourism Vancouver:
tourismvancouver.org

Travel Warnings -

The US State Department
posts travel warnings and consular info sheets
for Americans travelling abroad and has links to travel publications.

Center for Disease Control, US - Canada is an excellent country for travelling
in when it comes to health. However, if you want to be sure, or are curious about
other destinations, check out this site. It also has several reports on insect diseases,
hepatitis, water safety and use, etc.

Gay & Lesbian Travel Resources

GayellowPages.com: We are an annual print directory of resources (business and organizational) for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender USA sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973.