May brings with it less rain and more amazing sunny days. Spring is the ideal time to discover the Sunshine Coast character, embrace its diversity and explore its many amazing spots. Here are a few of our favourite spots to relax and unwind on the Coast.




Beautiful Nature Way – the Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is an incredible place to reflect and connect with nature. It fosters a relationship between the land, people and nature. At the same time, it is also a welcoming and informative place for learning about the ecology and habitat. Gardens are considered to be local points for floral and horticultural exploration.

In the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens, nature – lovers will especially enjoy easy, well- planned and marked walking paths and the beauty of the natural environment. Everyone will find something special on every path there. This spectacular land offers natural treasures at every turn from the Native Plant Gardens with its wild plants of the Pacific Northwest to spring blooming Garry Oak meadow.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is open parkland with picnic area, veggie garden, creek-ravine lookout, Rhododendron gardens, bee yard, ponds, different workshops and events and a large parking lot. Here you can find everything you need to know about gardening and growing your own food or landscaping.

A Little Piece of Paradise – Davis Bay

Davis Bay is an ideal spot for a relaxing day at the beach. It has picnic tables, restroom facilities, a great boardwalk to stroll, and plenty of roadside parking space just along the highway. There is also Davis Bay Pier with a gazebo in the middle. Davis Bay is ideal for swimmers, paddle boarders, windsurfers and kite flyers. It has splendid stunning scenery with a wonderful stretch of the unique pebble child-friendly beach with sandy parts and a tremendous seascape. It has handy spots with numerous choices for food and beverages just across from the beach.

You can sit on the benches and enjoy watching the seals and whales frolicking and the beautiful mesmerizing view of Vancouver Island across the Salish Sea also known as the Strait of Georgia.

Fresh and Local – Sechelt Market

If you enjoy discovering the freshest produce or latest artisan offering, you’ll love the Sechelt Market. With over 60 local vendors, this local hub is a great place to explore handmade crafts or plan your next farm to table meal. If you’re looking for a relaxing way to enjoy your weekend, the Sechelt Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2:30pm in Downtown Sechelt.