Sunshine Coast Adventure



5 days

Tour Type




From Gibsons to Egmont, kayaks to cultural tours, this family-friendly self-drive road trip is the perfect introduction to the Sunshine Coast. Explore the region’s expansive beaches, lush rainforest trails, Indigenous history, and the eclectic culinary and arts scene along the way.

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  • 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.
  • Explore the many protected inlets and coves around Sechelt on a half-day sea kayaking tour.
  • 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 forest walk to learn about First Nations culture and connection to the land.
  • 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 your ocean-front lodge in Madeira Park.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Scenic ferry from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast | Lunch in Gibsons and free time to explore town | Indigenous-led forest walk (tour) with storytelling | Drive to Madeira Park | Check in to Painted Boat Resort & Spa (Waterfront one- and two-bedroom chalets with full kitchen and balcony. Restaurant and spa-onsite).
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Sea Kayaking tour in Halfmoon Bay or Sechelt Inlet (half-day) | Afternoon at leisure around Sechelt and Madeira Park | Optional scenic floatplane tour | Enjoy the beaches, swimming, nearby hikes like Smuggler Cove Marine Park, or try fishing or mountain biking.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Guided boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and the iconic Chatterbox Falls (full-day) | Explore Egmont including Skookumchuk Narrows hike and the West Coast Wilderness Lodge for dinner | Optional evening kayaking tour to see bioluminescence.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Enjoy the variety of outdoor, cultural, and culinary adventures on the Sunshine Coast | Optional add-ons listed below.
Accommodation: Lodge | Meals included: n/a.
Leisurely morning to relax by the water | Lunch and free time in Sechelt and Gibsons | Return to Vancouver via ferry.
Meals included: n/a.
  • Pre/post-trip night in Vancouver
  • Spa services
  • Kayaking and SUP rentals
  • Scenic floatplane tours
  • Bioluminescence kayak tour
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Forest Therapy experience
  • Yoga
  • Mountain biking, fishing, golfing
And more... there is no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast!


  • All accommodation for 4 nights at the Painted Boat Resort & Spa in Madeira Park
  • Indigenous-led forest walk & storytelling
  • Sea kayaking tour in Sechelt/Halfmoon Bay (half-day)
  • Boat tour to Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls (full-day)
  • Round-trip ferry from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast
  • Custom itinerary design, local recommendations, and remote support from during your trip.
  • Meals and add-on activities
  • Flights to/from and within British Columbia
  • Vehicle rental/usage and fuel
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Dates & Rates

Self-Guided Tours are fully customizable and available for any group size, based on availability. This itinerary includes locally-guided day tours. Your own vehicle is required for transportation.

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We also offer guided tours on the North Island, West Chilcotin region, and Yukon Territory.

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Tour Rates (2025):

Off-Peak, Per Person (May/June/Sept/Oct)


Peak Season, Per Person (July/Aug)


Based on double occupancy. Single supplement applicable. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to GST tax (5%).

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Guest Experience Specialist

Emma McLachlan

As a recent graduate with a Bachelors in Tourism Development, Emma has used her education and career opportunities to explore Canada, from coast to coast. Her previous experience in hotels, adventure guiding and travel consulting has relocated her to Lake Louise, Whistler, Montreal, Banff and Toronto.

Her exploration of the west coast ignited her love for adventure tourism, but also opened her eyes to the communities marginalized at the hands of the tourism industry. This flourished her passion for creating a more thoughtful relationship amongst tourism suppliers, local communities and tourists. With Mosaic Earth Travel, Emma is connecting her passions in regenerative tourism and travel.

Originally from Ontario, Emma’s various relocations exposed her to her favourite activities; including back-country camping and hiking, rollerblading, snowboarding, rock climbing and dreaming of her next adventure. Emma is based in Montreal, QC.

Photographer & Guide

Josh McGarel

An avid photographer for over twelve years, Josh has gained experience with local and international businesses, world-renowned athletes, and individuals to build professional content and brand presence across a variety of platforms.

He has worked on assignment for an expedition cruise operator as Photographer in Residence along the East Coast of Canada, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Here, Josh connected with his love of travel as he documented daily excursions, wildlife, and life onboard, and shared his knowledge of photography through presentations and workshops for passengers.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Josh has lived in BC since 2014. He spends his time exploring the area by mountain bike and dreaming up crazy photo projects with friends.
Founder & Lead Guide

Pam McGarel

With a Masters of Science in International Development and Sustainable Tourism, Pam has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of travel to support the wellbeing of our planet and its people. She is an experienced guide, planner and project manager with a knack for logistics.

Prior to launching Mosaic Earth, Pam worked in sustainable tourism consulting where she helped develop a globally-recognized certification program for tourism businesses and destinations.

She has experience in public-private partnerships with a polar expedition cruise operator where she built relationships with world-leading field scientists, conservationists, and educators to facilitate their projects alongside the traveller experience. Pam is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Women Travel Leaders, and loves to connect with values-driven tourism professionals.

Originally from Ontario, Pam moved to BC in 2016 seeking outdoor adventure, with favourite activities including hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, and road trips around this beautiful province.