Escape to Sunshine Coast

Need to get out of town? Get a dose of northern exposure and leave your bustling life behind at the wonderful Sunshine Coast.

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Sunshine Coast Shellfish
Photographer: Tara Donne

Sunshine Coast Shellfish

Once back on land, it's time to head south to the ferry. I stop again in Gibsons for a dockside feast of fresh shellfish and Thai-style halibut at Smitty's Oyster House (604/886-4665). This final feast distills the essentials of a Sunshine Coast experience: succulent seafood, a harbor view, big trees, and the enduring--and laid-back--frontier spirit.

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