Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice

Living On The Coast

Located just a short 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver BC, the coastal community of the lower Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to live, work, and play!

Part of the southern mainland coast of British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast’s 86 km coastline spans from Port Mellon in the southeast to Earl’s Cove in the northwest and includes the towns of Gibsons and Sechelt, with many communities in between. The silhouette of Vancouver Island serves as the perfect backdrop to experience the ever-changing vistas and unprecedented natural beauty enjoyed by those fortunate enough to call the Sunshine Coast home.


Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast in the forest, ocean, or mountains, appreciate the many talents of our local artists and musicians, or would rather experience a beautiful evening out in one of our fabulous restaurants, the Sunshine Coast has all of this to offer and more!

Each season there are many local festivals and events, including the Art Crawl, the Gibsons’ Jazz Festival, the April Fool’s Run, the Annual Wooden Boat Challenge, the Malaspina Regatta, numerous local farmers' markets, the Festival of the Written Arts, the Sea Cavalcade, the Pender Harbour Blues Festival, the Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival, the BC Bike Race, the Mushroom Festival, and the Celtic Music Festival. The Sunshine Coast has something for every taste and interest.

Whether raising your growing family or perfecting your golf swing, the Sunshine Coast offers it all.  And with the sights and sounds of Vancouver only a short commute away we really do have the best of both worlds.

To find out more information about living, working, and playing on the Sunshine Coast, check out our Physician Welcome Guide - Live, Work, Play