Trip length: 5 days / 4 nights
Towns: Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Madeira Park, Egmont
Group size: 2-6 people
Price: $2,195 per person
From Gibsons to Egmont, kayak to floatplane, this self-guided road trip is the perfect introduction to the Sunshine Coast. Explore the region's expansive beaches, lush rainforest trails, and the eclectic culinary and arts scene 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.
Relax on the many sandy beaches along the coast, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, or fishing.
Embark on a float plane tour over Sechelt Inlet and surrounding area.
Try your hand at sea kayaking in the many protected inlets around Sechelt, cruising past rugged shorelines in search of wildlife.
Hike through dense rainforest to the turbulent rapids of Skookumchuk Narrows, famous for their spectacular whirlpools where you'll likely catch a glimpse of extreme kayakers and surfers riding the waves.
Spend an afternoon strolling the charming seaside towns of Sechelt and Gibsons, visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Join an Indigenous-led walking, kayaking, or SUP tour to learn about First Nations history in the area.
Get behind-the-scenes with an artist studio tour.
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 town.
Relax in style at a quaint B&B in the forest of Robert's Creek, and an ocean-front lodge in Madeira Park.
Activities On This Trip
B&B and Lodge
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
This is a sample itinerary that can be customized to your group.
DAY 1: Take the scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Sunshine Coast) (~40 minutes) | Lunch in Gibsons and time to explore the town | Afternoon hike | Check in to Roberts Creek accommodation | Welcome dinner provided | Sunset on the beach. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Dinner.
DAY 2: Sea kayaking tour in Sechelt Inlet or Halfmoon Bay (half-day) | Free afternoon to explore Roberts Creek, Sechelt, and Gibsons at your leisure | Relax on the beach, hike or bike, or join an art and cultural tour | On-site massage services available | Breweries and waterfront dining | Overnight in Roberts Creek. Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast | Meals included: Breakfast.
DAY 3: Relaxing morning by the beach | Flight-seeing Tour over Sechelt Inlet and surrounding islands | Lunch and explore in Sechelt | Hike in Smuggler Cove Marine Park | Visit Madeira Park and Pender Harbour | Overnight in Madeira Park. Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: Breakfast.
DAY 4: Guided boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and the iconic Chatterbox Falls | Optional hike to Skookumchuck Narrows | Fine dining by the water | Overnight in Madeira Park. Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: Lunch.
DAY 5: Leisurely morning to relax by the lake | Lunch in Madeira Park or Sechelt | Free time around Gibsons | Ferry back to Vancouver (enquire about options to extend your trip). Meals included: N/A.
This trip is designed for...
Adults (age 19+) with interests in outdoor adventure and sightseeing. Basic mobility and moderate fitness level is recommended. Guided day tours require comfort around water, small aircrafts, and spending full or partial days outdoors in potentially inclement weather. All other activities are optional and can be tailored to personal preference and ability.
DATES + PRICES
Self-Guided Tours are available from May to September for groups of two or more people, based on availability.
Itineraries can be customized based on the interests, budget, and size of the group.
See "How it Works" for more details.
Groups of 2, 4, and 6: $2,195 /person
All prices in Canadian dollars. GST tax (5%) not included.
5 days / 4 nights
All accommodation for 4 nights, including 2 nights at a B&B in Roberts Creek and 2 nights at a lodge in Madeira Park.
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
Guided tours including sea kayaking (half-day), floatplane tour from Sechelt, and boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls
Round-trip ferry booking & fees.
Custom itinerary design, pre-trip educational information, and remote support from our team during your trip.
Kayaking and SUP rentals, full-day and half-day tours
Artists studio tour
Bioluminescence kayak tour
"Fly-and-dine" float plane tour to luxury waterfront restaurant
Sunset boat cruise
Forest Therapy experience
Mountain biking, fishing, golfing
Pre/post-trip night in Vancouver
And more... there is no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast!
Additional meals not listed
Vehicle rental/usage and fuel
Flights to/from and within British Columbia
Gratuities for third-party tour providers and housekeeping services (to be given at your discretion)
Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, medications, snacks, and souvenirs
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 an hours drive from Vancouver International Airport), where you will be booked on a 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.