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SUNSHINE COAST

A Road Trip by the Sea

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From sandy beaches to coastal rainforest, brewery tours to artist studios, kayaks to mountain bikes -

the Sunshine Coast is the perfect escape from the city.

Embark on a self-guided trip in the comfort of your own vehicle, and let us take care of the planning.

Highlights of the Region

  • Unwind and embrace the coastal lifestyle as you make your way from Gibsons to Egmont, through the friendly communities and scenic lookouts along the way.

  • Join local guides on a boat tour through glacial carved fjords, past Malibu Rapids and into Princess Louisa Inlet to explore the iconic Chatterbox Falls.

  • Hike through dense rainforest to the turbulent rapids of Skookumchuck narrows, famous for their spectacular whirlpools where you'll likely catch a glimpse of extreme kayakers riding the waves.

  • Spend an afternoon strolling the charming seaside town of Gibsons, visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes, with the backdrop of the Howe Sound and coast mountains in the distance.

  • Join a guided tour of the local artist studios. With over 1000 studios in the region, the Sunshine Coast boasts the highest percentage of working artists in Canada.​​

  • Relax in style at locally-owned Bed & Breakfasts, from waterfront cabins to a forest retreat. Some accommodations offer massages, yoga, and evening campfires by the sea.

  • Embark on a float plane tour of the coast, with the option to fly-and-dine or journey to nearby alpine lakes.

  • Spend the day fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or simply relaxing on the sandy beaches along the coast and nearby islands.

  • Experience sea kayaking at night, a joy for the senses, with the chance to witness bioluminescence - living organisms in the water that create a dance of light as you paddle through the darkness.

  • Enjoy an evening of waterfront dining featuring fresh local seafood and west coast cuisine, or pull up a seat at one of the many local breweries in Sechelt and Gibsons.

Featured Trips

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Sunshine Coast Explorer

5 days / 4 nights

2022 dates coming soon!

Starting at $1,495/person

From Gibsons to Egmont, beaches to rainforest, this self-guided road trip is the perfect introduction to the Sunshine Coast - mixing locally-guided nature tours with plenty of time to relax and explore at your own pace.
 

Highlights 

Hiking coastal rainforests and beaches | Bioluminescence kayak tour | Princess Louisa Inlet & Chatterbox Falls | Breweries and waterfront dining | Skookumchuck Narrows | Optional art & culture tours, fishing, and cycling

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Coast Explorer Plus

5 days / 4 nights

2022 dates coming soon!

Starting at $2,495/person

An enhanced Sunshine Coast Explorer trip with added luxuries - featuring a scenic float plane tour, private dining, and yoga and wellness services, all from the base of your stunning waterfront suite.
 

Highlights 

Alpine lakes scenic flight | Princess Louisa Inlet & Chatterbox Falls | Private waterfront dining | Sunset boat cruise | Yoga & massage services | Optional art & culture tours, fishing, kayaking, and cycling

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Hotels

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Hiking

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Cultural Activities

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Tours

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Custom Adventures

Looking for something different?

The Sunshine Coast is home to endless activities and adventures. We're here to help craft the perfect itinerary for you and your group based on your interests, time frame, and budget.

Optional Trip Themes:

CULTURE + HISTORY FOCUS

Designed to highlight local history and contemporary culture by integrating with local guides, indigenous-owned businesses, and engaging in cultural events and activities.

EDUCATION + RESEARCH FOCUS

We work with your organization to design a field experience and programming that meets your curriculum, research objectives, or general educational goals for the group.

NATURE + ADVENTURE FOCUS

Designed for optimal immersion in the wild beauty and natural wonders of BC's West Coast. From sea kayaking to wildlife tours to hiking in the rainforest - the choice of activities and level of challenge are up to you.

TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Crafted by our expert designers to align with your goals and intentions, this style can include a mix of travel coaching, personal challenge, reflection and learning through experience in the unknown.

 

Guided + Self-Guided Trips

For 2021 and 2022, we're offering the option for self-guided trips on the Sunshine Coast and North Island, as well as our classic guided experiences, to fit with your comfort level.

Contact us to learn more.

What to Expect: Guided vs. Self-Guided 

On All Trips:

  • Your itinerary is created by Mosaic Earth travel designers, whether it be a fully custom trip or a pre-designed itinerary to fit your preferences.

  • All logistics - from hotel and ferry reservations to tour bookings and dining options - are organized by our team.

  • Your trip cost includes all accommodation and activities outlined in your itinerary, as well as any ferry costs. More information on inclusions is provided under each trip page.

Guided:

  • You embark on the experience with our guides in the Mosaic Earth van, where we are responsible for your transportation for the duration of the trip. All transportation costs are included.

  • Our guides remain with you and your group throughout the trip, providing logistical ease and peace of mind.

  • Our knowledgable guides offer enhanced educational programming to compliment your daily experiences.

  • With our partnerships in the regions we travel, we provide a strong link between you and the destination, helping to facilitate deeper connections to the communities, people, and environments we visit.

  • The majority of meals are pre-arranged and included in your trip cost.

Self-Guided:

  • You embark on the experience in your own vehicle, arranged by you and your group. Car transportation is not covered in the cost of your trip. We can provide recommendations for rental cars if arriving from outside of the region. (Driving is recommended, due to distances between most attractions and limited availability of public transportation in these remote regions).

  • We provide a full itinerary for you prior to departure, with all major logistics pre-arranged (i.e. hotels, ferry reservations, guided tours).

  • You and your group are responsible for managing basic logistics while in destination. Meals are arranged by you and your group, and are not included in the cost of your trip.

  • We provide recommendations and options for additional tours, daily excursions, dining, etc. based on your interests.

Read more about our COVID-19 Safety Protocols Here.

 
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Reach out to our team for more information
and to start planning your trip.

Email: info@mosaicearth.ca

Phone: (604) 764-9813

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