Home to Adventure & Awe Inspiring Nature

The Sunshine Coast boasts stunning natural beauty year round. It’s an especially great time of year to experience world famous waterfalls, the glow of autumn colors while cruising highway 101, or viewing the salmon spawn up the countless streams. 

Kayaking, mountain biking and hiking are still popular activities during the fall months, as locals and visitors alike love to explore the hidden coves, mossy forests, and challenging mountain terrain.

A thriving Arts Community 

Between its world-class galleries, community festivals and musical entertainers, the Sunshine Coast is home to more artists per capita than any other place in Canada.

Fall is one of the busiest seasons for artists on the Coast, and the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl being the highlight and a “must do,” attracts visitors across the Globe. Unfortunately this year’s crawl has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of time to visit studios along the coast.

Look for the Purple Banner Flags, which artists hang at their studios to let visitors know “I’m Open”. You can find out which studios are open this season by checking out the official brochure to determine whether an appointment is required.


Fall Markets with Unique Crafts

You also do not want to miss the Early Bird Christmas Market happening November 9th in Sechelt, or attending the Sunnycrest Annual Christmas Artisan Market on November 16th in Gibsons, located just a few minutes from our Discovery Centre. Come to see our local artisans and shop for unique crafts, local farm to feast fare & gift ideas. It’s a chance to get an early start on your Christmas gift list!

Craft Brew, Distilleries and Breweries

There’s a burgeoning craft brew culture on the Sunshine Coast that’s also evolved into small batch cideries and distilleries.

If you’re looking to enjoy unique spirits, original dry ciders, or you have an insatiable craving for a beer with crisp organic hops, visiting the Coast is a must. And to make your experience seamless, here’s a few of our suggested stops.

If you’re starting out in Gibsons, you’ll find the 101 Brewhouse + Distillery, a gorgeous west coast style building that features house Gin and Vodka cocktails. Stay a while and grab a bite in their restaurant / lounge, we highly recommend the tacos, cod bites and brisket melts.

Bruinwood Estate Distillery is one of only two distilleries on the coast, situated on an idyllic rural property in Roberts Creek. They offer several stills infused with herbs, spices, and coffees sourced locally and from around the world. 

Last but not least, the Bricker Cider Company, their working cidery and orchard offers a variety of dry ciders made with locally and BC grown apples. 

Reconnect with what’s real this fall by visiting the most relaxed, yet vibrant place on the West Coast. We’re only a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver, with complimentary return fare.