Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

5 Days | Soak up the sun with a trip along Canada’s lesser-known west coast

4.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
USD $1,795
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Travel by road and by sea on the west coast of Canada with a 5-day summer adventure from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast. Less well-known than many of its other natural counterparts in BC and Alberta, the Sunshine Coast has much to offer a North American explorer – and on this tour, with some cushy inclusions as standard. Your knowledgeable leader will introduce you to this stretch of land hugging the Georgia Strait, where quaint seaside communities and lush wilderness await. Ferry across the Strait on several scenic rides, hike the Sunshine Coast and Willingdon Beach trails and discover the rush and roar of the Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids, all while enjoying Canada’s long summer days.

Trip overview

Map of Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure including Canada
Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada
Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Soak up the warm, summertime rays of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, named for the 2400 hours of sunshine it receives every year.
  • With fewer visitors than nearby Vancouver Island and other parts of BC, this ferry-access-only region will have you feeling like you’re escaping the normal summer crowds for something entirely new.
  • You’ll not only experience south-western Canada by land, but also by sea. Voyage on a number of short ferry journeys that will provide some pretty epic vistas.
  • Embark on several scenic leader-led hikes, including along the Sunshine Coast and Willingdon Beach trails, and to check out the mighty Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids.
  • With all the ferry bookings taken care of and private transport arranged, you won’t have to stress about a thing. Your mind will be focused on finding the next place to eat or whether to book an optional kayaking adventure.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are several walks planned on this trip. A fair level of fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing will allow you to fully enjoy this adventure.
  • Keep in mind that this trip includes a number of ferry journeys and runs at a quick pace. There is a focus on walking and scenery, so be sure to pack accordingly.


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2 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private vehicle, Ferry


Hotel (4 nights)

  • Sechelt - Leader-led Walking Tour
  • Powell River - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Powell River - Leader-led Willingdon Beach Trail Walk
  • Powell River - Brewery Beer Tasting
  • Leader-led Sunshine Coastal Hike
  • Leader-led Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids Hike
Add on activities
  • Gibsons - Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill) Lookout Walk - Free

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8:30 am on Day 1 in Vancouver. Please make your own way to the Joining Point listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. There is no accommodation included in Vancouver on this trip. If you wish to spend more time in Vancouver, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.
3. On the final day, this trip finishes at approximately 4 pm on arrival in Vancouver. You will be dropped at the same location as the joining point. If departing this day, please do not book any flights before 7 pm.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Fiona · Traveled July 2023
Fab trip with spectacular scenery, great weather and spot on activities throughout. Marie-Eve led our fun loving group brilliantly. Road travel was quick, accommodation very basic, lots of carbs(!) but I totally recommend this trip- it was an excellent experience in a beautiful part of Canada none of us will forget!
Review submitted 11 Aug 2023

Carly · Traveled August 2022
The Sunshine Coast is a must-see part of BC and this trip encompassed it so well. It's wonderful to have everything excellently organized for you so that you can fully relax and enjoy the experience.
Review submitted 30 Aug 2022

Michael · Traveled August 2022
This trip was a sweet swing through the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, BC. A perfect blend of hiking, dining, beverage tasting ferry boat rides and humor. Our leader Heather made it all happen seamlessly. Great experience!
Review submitted 29 Aug 2022

Isobel · Traveled July 2022
A relaxed trip. Beautiful scenery and a range of activities.
Review submitted 13 Aug 2022

Lucy · Traveled June 2022
The Sunshine Coast is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. This trip has a couple of hikes - one of which is pretty tough, so you would need to be very fit to do it. Accommodation was pretty basic - but luckily you don't spend too much time in any of the hotels. Our guide Gabby was fantastic and really helped make the trip a positive experience.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2022
Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure
USD $1,795