Stay in a stunning oceanfront suite while experiencing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast on this self-guided road trip. From Gibsons to Egmont, you’ll explore beaches and rainforests, charming seaside towns and historic areas. This itinerary mixes locally guided nature tours with plenty of time to relax and explore at your own pace.
Start your morning with yoga or a walk on the beach — or just soak in the oceanviews from your floor-to-ceiling windows — before heading out to explore for the day. You’ll be treated to a private boat cruise, a float plane tour to remote Chatterbox falls and an Indigenous historical tour in Gibsons.
Choose to add one of the many optional excursions for a truly customized experience.
Day 1: Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons, Sechelt, and Sargeant Bay
The trip begins at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver where you'll board the ferry to the Sunshine Coast. Once you arrive on the Coast, make your way to the town of Gibsons - a charming seaside village with the backdrop of the Howe Sound and coast mountains in the distance. Enjoy lunch at our favourite cafe or one of the waterfront restaurants, followed by a stroll along the harbour, a visit to the Gibsons Public Market and Marine Education Centre, or pop into the many eclectic shops and galleries in town. To get acquainted with the area, join an Indigenous-led historical walking tour, kayak or stand-up paddle board tour of the Gibsons Harbour.
Continue on your drive up the coast through Roberts Creek and Sechelt to Sargeant Bay, where you'll arrive at a beautiful guesthouse perched on the rocks just steps from the ocean. This private stretch of paradise features various outdoor lounging areas, hot tubs and a fire pit, massage room, private dock, and floor to ceiling windows for incredible views of the ocean. A private catered dinner awaits you tonight at the guesthouse, featuring fresh, local cuisine and relaxing atmosphere as you gaze out onto the ocean. Meals included: Dinner.
Day 2: Wellness Morning & Free Day in Sechelt
Start your day with the ultimate renewal experience including a relaxation massage followed by a private yoga session by the ocean. Embrace a sense of calm as your body is reinvigorated and your mind begins to unwind.
The afternoon is an open canvas - we'll work with you to plan an itinerary that suits your interests. You may wish to rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and set off on the ocean or inlets, or join a guided full- or half-day tour on the water. Explore the towns of Sechelt, Roberts Creek or Gibsons, with no shortage of local cafes, craft shops and galleries. Spend the day hiking nearby trails, or try your hand at mountain biking or fishing. Other guided experiences include an Indigenous cultural walking tour, Forest Bathing experience, brewery tour, or art tour where you'll get behind-the-scenes with some of the many renowned artists on the coast. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach with a good book, or indulge in a massage or private yoga class at the guesthouse. Dinner is free to enjoy as you wish - we can recommend some fantastic restaurants for a nice dinner out by the water, whether you're craving fresh oysters, Mexican, Italian, or a true fine dining experience. Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 3: Madeira Park & Fly-and-Dine Experience
After a leisurely breakfast and walk on the beach, take a drive along the coast to visit Madeira Park. Along the way, stop at Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park for a light hike through the forest and out to a sheltered bay, followed by lunch at a floating restaurant in Secret Cove. Once you arrive in Madeira Park, enjoy the afternoon strolling the oceanfront trails and boardwalk, or visit some of the eclectic art galleries in town.
In the evening you are treated to a unique 'Fly-and-Dine' experience. Onboard a small seaplane from Sechelt, you'll soar through Narrows Inlet and over the iconic Skookumchuk rapids before arriving at the renowned West Coast Wilderness Lodge. Perched on a bluff overlooking the inlet, this fine-dining experience features a delicious 5-course tasting menu complete with breathtaking ocean views. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 4: Return to Gibsons and Horseshoe Bay
Spend the morning relaxing by the lake or take out a canoe or stand-up paddle board for a cruise on the calm water. As you make your way leisurely down the coast, the scenic stops are yours for the choosing. When you reach Gibsons, enjoy a final stroll along the beach or the harbour, or stop for a drink at Persephone Brewing - a local favourite. Catch your ferry in the afternoon at a time of your choosing - with the option to extend your stay. The trip ends at Horseshoe Bay where you can carry on to Vancouver or up the Sea to Sky for more
adventures in the mountains. Meals included: Breakfast.
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This is a self-guided trip and requires use of your own vehicle. If travelling via air into BC, we recommend renting a car from the airport. The trip itinerary begins on Day 1 at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver (about a one hour drive from Vancouver International Airport), where you will be booked on a late-morning car ferry to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast (40 minute ride). The trip ends on Day 5 with a ferry ride back to Horseshoe Bay at a time of your choice. The ferry can also be booked on an alternate day, if you wish to stay longer on the Sunshine Coast. Our team can provide suggestions for pre/post activities based on your preferences.