Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast

  • Powell River Film Festival

    Is a slightly off-the-beaten-path destination the best place to hold a film festival? “Absolutely,” says Gary Shilling, executive director and programming member for the Powell River Film Festival Society.

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    The Powell River Film Festival is a celebration of visual arts and cinema, screening multi-genre films from around the world hosted at the historic Patricia Theatre in Powell River on Feb 8-17th.

    Community: Powell River
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
  • “This area is about boats, entirely about boats,” said Mark Brezer of SloCat Tours after he picked my mother and I up from John Henry’s Resort & Marina. Mom and I had just spent the night in the adorably quaint Prawn Palace, a well-appointed cottage literally right on top of the water in Hospital Bay. We sat back in the bench seats, armed with the binoculars and harbour map provided by Mark and slipped past our waterfront cottage and its sister cabin next door, the Oyster Shack.

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    Enjoy beautiful scenery while strolling the picturesque town of Pender Harbour during the holiday season.

    Community: Pender Harbour
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
  • A bucolic coastal landscape, where leaves turn the colour of sea kelp and the tide’s emerald sheen reflects the bright boughs of rugged conifers. It may seem peaceful, serene and even sleepy on the Sunshine Coast in autumn, but just as I watched honey bees buzz around a patch of purple flowers at the botanical gardens on a sun-kissed September morning, this region is a hive of activity - particularly in the fall.

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    The Sunshine Coast's leading edge arts festival will be presented this year from October 11 to 21, 2018 with a special event being planned October 5&6. The multi-disciplinary Festival features visual art, music, heritage, drama, dance and a variety of workshops hosted at various indoor venues around the District of Sechelt, including Raven’s Cry Theatre, the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre and the Seaside Centre.

    Community: Sechelt
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
  • Texada

    Texada is one of Canada’s largest islands. Ever heard of it? If not, you should because it rocks.

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    Texada Island is rich in history, from First Nations to Spanish exploration and ore mining. But in the last few years, the island has also become rich in roots and blues music. Impressively, the Texada Roots and Blues Festival musical talent is all locally sourced, drawing in amazing talent from within 100 kms of the shores of Gillies Bay.

    Community: Texada Island
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
  • It's that time again. Beers on the patio, Frisbee at the park and best of all - OUTDOOR FESTIVAL TIME! Spread out the calendar and grab the felt pen and start circling dates for an epic summer.  

  • Ever wonder how Whistler Blackcomb got its name? It’s a cool story that reaches way back into the geological past of the Coastal Mountain range and has something to do with a punk hairstyle.