|Iris Griffith Interpretive Centre|
Nature lovers and families with children are well-advised to visit the . The centre houses a collection of displays and exhibits characterizing human interaction with the natural environment. It specializes in family friendly activities and guided nature walks.
Snow can still be found up in the mountains where is the place to be. 12km of groomed cross country ski trails, 7km of snowshoe trails, and large areas for tobogganing and sledding. Shuttles and equipment rentals are available.
For an affordable family fun activity, be sure to visit Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery for a guided tour and kids fishing. The education centre details the life cycle of salmon, and visitors can see the tiny fingerlings ready for release into Chapman Creek.
Get out on the water with a guided boat tour of Sechelt Inlet or Princess Louisa Inlet with Sunshine Coast Tours. Experience some of the best sightseeing from the calm protected waters of the inlets. Be sure to bring your camera as seals, bald eagles, great blue herons, and river otters can often be seen!
Enjoy a relaxing family trail ride and take in the beautiful natural scenery by horseback. Tanglewood Farms is offering a March Break special of $25 per person including HST. Call 613.392.8239 to book.
Register your child for a Spring Break Bike Camp. Bike camps provide an excellent opportunity for your children to get together with other kids and practice a variety of mountain biking skills, with a focus on safety and fun! Click here for more information or to register
Why not take the family to the Sechelt Aquatic Centre. The centre features a shallow leisure pool with a lazy river, separate deep water lap pool, 250 foot waterslide, sauna, hot tub, steam room, fun water features (sprayers, tumbling buckets and water curtain), rope swing and diving board. If visiting Powell River, be sure to visit the Powell River Rec Complex with a 25 metre swimming pool and squirt water, slides and other fun features in the children's pool.
A perfect outing is taking the kids to feeds the ducks at the Sechelt Marsh. Once a beaver pond, the marsh is now a small sanctuary and breeding ground for waterfowl. A pleasant, easy stroll around the marsh will give you a chance to view many species, including buffleheads, redwing blackbirds, Canada geese and friendly mallards.
Visit the Sunshine Coast Museum and learn about local maritime history, spanning from explorer Captain George Vancouver to the 19th-century Union Steamships. You can also admire a model Coast Salish village, pour over vintage logging equipment, and get your pop culture kicks from exhibits on the hit CBC TV series, The Beachcombers (filmed in Gibsons for 19 years). Housing 9,000-plus documents and photographs, the on-site archives are worth checking out too. In Powell River, visit the Powell River Museum and learn about the history of the area. Enjoy a guided tour and the children can participate in an exciting treasure hunt.
No matter how you define your personal perfect getaway, the Sunshine Coast will exceed your expectations. BC’s Sunshine Coast is a stunning 40 minute mini-cruise from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay Terminal or a pleasant sail from Comox on Vancouver Island. The coastal communities of Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Davis Bay, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour, Egmont, Powell River and Lund welcome you to come and explore.