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's Origin
Photographer: Tara Donne

Sunshine's Origin

In the famously gray Northwest, "Sunshine Coast" seems a classic case of wishful branding by some ad agency. But the name was coined nearly a century ago by early settlers, who observed that this stretch of coast sees more sun than other areas of British Columbia. Of course, rain sustains the evergreen beauty of the temperate rain forest that borders the mountains.

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