That’s a wrap …
..On another great British Columbia boating season. We are fortunate to be located right in the middle of a world class cruising destination. This year we stayed closer to the Pointhouse visiting favourite spots for shorter voyages with only a few new anchorages entered into the ship’s log. Each cruise is an opportunity to learn more about boats, boating and navigation as well as the beautiful places we call home.
Last trip of the season was a circumnavigation of Howe Sound poking along the shoreline from Point Atkinson as far up as Furry Creek then back along behind Gambier Island to end the day with a berth in the Marina in Gibson’s Landing – Home of the Beachcombers. The rich history and culture of the Sunshine Coast and Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region really comes alive when viewed from the water. Biosphere facts: The region is 218,723 hectares, 84% terrestrial and 16% marine. Five percent of the terrestrial is privately owned or “urban” and 89% of the terrestrial area is under the management and shared stewardship of the Province of BC and the First Nations in whose unceded traditional territories the entire area lies. A lot of hectares to explore!
Check out all the ways to get here and get around to make the most of your visit to the Sunshine Coast. Coastal Rides has added new services to their Uber-like platform and Turo, similar to AirBnB for vehicles, has it’s first car for hire located on the coast giving you more options if you wish to walk or ride onto the ferry rather than bring your own vehicle. We can supply lots of helpful tips if you want to arrive by water or explore the coast by boat.