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S-wiya?iy sin-ku ( land & water)

In the Shishalh language,  s-wiya? iy sin-ku, land and water, are intimately related. At the Pointhouse, both land and sea are also naturally connected and influence everything from our sustainability policies to our hospitality and amenities. The design principle for the Pointhouse landscape was “forage in the forest”. Many of the plantings are edible berries, fruit, or medicinal and culinary herbs and plants […]

Fifty Shades of Green

Winter Savings Enjoy great winter rates plus special savings. 50 Shades of green at the Aerie or Annex guesthouse or Pointhouse B&B. Rainforest walks and shoreline explorations are the best way to revive the spirit during the wet season on the coast followed by a cozy soak or a comforting fire. Enjoy it all in […]

Welcome Aboard

Real Houses of… Halfmoon Bay from Heather Newman on Vimeo. Billed as a “yacht built onto rock”, the Pointhouse made it’s TV debut on the new W networks series Real Houses of…  We hosted a special screening night with friends October 27th, 2015. The four man film crew from New Brunswick spent a full 12 hour day […]

Green Tourism

  The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. More than 1 billion international tourists travel the world each year creating a powerful and transformative force for sustainable development not just within the tourism industry but within the spheres of environment, government, and culture. The Pointhouse was one […]

Sea Change

Sea-change or seachange, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, means “a change wrought by the sea.”  The term originally appears in Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Ariel’s song “Full Fathom Five” . Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change […]

I Do Take 2

Reposted from theRomanticTourist.com  Q&A | Renewing Your Wedding Vows To renew your wedding vows is a beautiful thing; celebrating your marriage so far and all of the years to come, and letting each other and the world know that you are still madly in love and would say ‘I do’ all over again in a heartbeat.  Aside from celebrating […]

Beautiful British Columbia

David Byrne, Scottish freelance travel journalist and broadcaster, encourages British Columbians to keep blowing their own horns about the beauty of their home province. David and friend Shannon visited the Sunshine Coast last October to find out what the attraction was for this little stretch of coastline a hop(literally), skip and jump from Vancouver. They sampled some […]

Magical Oceanside Wedding

After booking the Pointhouse sight unseen for their small intimate wedding, Kaycee and Michael were rewarded with perfect weather and a beautiful sunset to compliment the stunning oceanfront backdrop for their early June nuptials.  Closest friends and family joined the couple for a relaxed holiday on the Sunshine Coast while Melissa at Coastal Weddings and […]

Valentine’s special

Valentine’s Special Surprise your Valentine  with a special getaway

Miss StyleRun visits the Sunshine Coast

Miss Style Run, Catherine Tan, made a visit to the Sunshine Coast May 31- Jun2 . Beginning with a walking and tasting tour of Sechelt, she and hubby Kevin quickly took the pulse of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Staying at the Pointhouse their first night they got to check out our luxury digs and spectacular […]