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Sunshine Highway BC 101

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Take several days to explore

This highway is a total of 97 miles in length and will require 2 ferry trips from the mainland. To... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Awesome Views, Good Drive

We were returning from the Western Leg of a Cross Canada Road Trip and decided to drive the... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
David B
Saint-Lambert, Canada
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This beautiful coastal drive runs along the Sunshine Coast from Vancouver to Lund, offering lovely views of islands and straits and passing through coastal towns. This part of Vancouver is the sunniest and driest, and the highway takes you past ten parks popular for fishing, canoeoing, diving, hiking and other outdoor activities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“powell river” (5 reviews)
“porpoise bay” (2 reviews)
“secret cove” (2 reviews)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This highway is a total of 97 miles in length and will require 2 ferry trips from the mainland. To do the trip justice, it needs several days to explore. We spent 4 days in the area, staying 2 nights in Powell River and 2...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were returning from the Western Leg of a Cross Canada Road Trip and decided to drive the Sunshine Coast. We started on Vancouver Island with the Ferry at Comox and crossed to Powell river where we spent the night in very comfortable and affordable...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is the mostly forested main road on the Sunshine Coast that connects from town to town. It's an excellent, smooth and windy road compared to the pothole ridden roads in Vancouver. I would recommend you to follow the speed limit especially with some very...More

Thank mtbguy604
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a nice drive going along the Sunshine Coast. The road (the only road) that connects all of the communities along this coast has many stops along the way to grab a coffee, have lunch, and enjoy the scenery. Like many have written, you...More

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a trip to take if you have about two or three days to enjoy it. Long winding roads into Arbutus and Rock cliffs. Ocean views unparalled.

1  Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 29 June 2016

From travel guides, I was led to believe that paying the excessive BC Ferries fee would lead to an awesome coastal drive. However, this highway has been moved inland and it was mostly a forest drive. In typical rural BC highway fashion, signage was limited,...More

1  Thank HornsAndTail
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I traversed the Sunshine Highway BC 101, during my holiday week in October. I based in Sechelt, and chose daily routes to explore, so that I covered the entire hwy 101 route over that week. The route from Sechelt to Lund includes yet another ferry,...More

2  Thank Triciaukus
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is a beautiful drive on a sunny day. There are lots of winding road sections but they are all very safe as long as you stick to posted limits. Enjoy the ferries, especially if you go up to Powell River as there are 2...More

2  Thank CanukSteve
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The scenery and driving fun is spectacular. Please be careful and drive safe but this is a motorcycle, sports car (top down) dream...finish it off with a ride up to Whistler for lunch at the top of the lift.

4  Thank dmc19751
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Traffic is terrible both coming and going. We couldn't even look at the scenery or find a way to stop for the washroom.

1  Thank Innthedark
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24 January 2016|
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Response from CanukSteve | Reviewed this property |
I drive onto/off the Earls Cove ferry in a Mini Cooper and as passenger in a Porche 911. No problems.