Top Reasons to Visit Sunshine Coast Resort
- This waterfront resort is located on the Sunshine Coast, a year-round destination for outdoor pursuits thanks to its balmy summers and moderate winters.
- Each family-friendly cottage has plenty of space, including a kitchen and a separate living area with a fireplace.
- All accommodations have views of the ocean and Pender Harbour’s coves and bays.
- From the onsite marina, guests can go on fishing or scuba-diving charters or rent a motorboat for self-guided excursions.
- Parents can relax in the outdoor hot tub on the sun deck while children occupy themselves with a playground and trampoline.
- Sightseeing cruises available through the resort take you through nearby inlets and sounds, where you can see native wildlife while learning about the history of the area.
- The resort is only a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver. Along the way, you’ll take a scenic ferry ride across the Howe Sound.
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Vancouver, British Columbia: Bustling Metropolis near Skiing Wonderland
Despite playing host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver enjoys relatively mild winters; its coastal climate allows very little snowfall to stick to the ground. As a result, the historic Gastown neighborhood, with its cobblestone pedestrian mall near the waterfront, remains lively throughout the season. Once a cluster of saloons, the area is now full of clothing boutiques, coffee shops, and nightclubs, as well as an iconic steam-powered grandfather clock that whistles every quarter hour.
Though numerous ski resorts stand just outside the city limits, Whistler, about two hours north of Vancouver, is widely renowned for its skiing—Whistler Blackcomb even played host to the alpine-skiing events in the 2010 Winter Games. Powdery snow blankets the mountain by late November, attracting skiers and boarders who pack its slopes every winter, and the ski season lasts about six months. You can shuttle back and forth between the two mountains on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, the highest and longest unsupported cable-car span in the world. It’s surrounded by 360-degree views of ancient glaciers, dense evergreen forests, and mountain goats peddling time-shares.