British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is a located north of Vancouver and is accessible by boat or plane from Vancouver. The region possess a moderate climate, gorgeous scenery, more than 20 provincial parks, lakes, beaches, talented artisans, great food and the slower-pace sunshine-coast lifestyle make the Sunshine Coast a great escape from city life. You can accomplish a short visit to the area in a day trip from Vancouver. The ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay is only 45 minutes long. Once you arrive, you will feel worlds away from the bustle of a major metropolitan city.