The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is a paradise of fresh air, windswept shores, old growth forest and a namesake microclimate that boasts more hours of sunshine a year than that of Hawaii. The coastal communities that dot the coastline exude an easygoing vibe and bohemian charm. Just a scenic 40 minute ride with BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay, and you’ve arrived at one of British Columbia’s most popular vacation and real estate investment destinations.
While the Sunshine Coast can feel a world away from the fast pace of the city, it’s actually easily accessible from Greater Vancouver. The peaceful natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast has long inspired artists, writers and musicians. The region has more artists, crafters and artisans per capita than almost any other area in Canada, and a prolific array of galleries and studios, filled with pieces that capture the Sunshine Coast’s white sand beaches, waterways and coastlines, dramatic mountain backdrops and wildlife, and the region’s charming communities, farmers’ markets, cultural festivals, artisan shops and rolling farms.