Eight Popular Coast Attractions
647 School Road, Gibsons
Most well-known as the location of the famous CBC television series The Beachcombers, Molly’s Reach is now a popular restaurant in the heart of lower Gibsons. With an active waterfront setting and diverse menu including their famous fish and chips, Molly’s Reach is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike.
HOUSE OF HEWHIWUS (HOUSE OF CHIEFS)
5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Sechelt
This decorative building is the administrative centre for the shíshálh Nation. It also houses The tems swiya (Our World) Museum, the Tsain-Ko Gift Shop, and the Raven’s Cry Theatre, which features various plays, dance and musical recitals as well as big screen movies.
5511 Shorncliffe Road, Sechelt
This group of buildings and well-kept outdoor gardens is one of Sechelt’s premier heritage sites. It was built as a boarding house in 1935 and housed visitors who arrived by boat. Various festivals and events are held here every year, including the Festival of the Written Arts, which draws large crowds annually.
THE SUNSHINE COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN
5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
This 16-hectare (40-acre) property was once an ornamental tree farm and is now full of mature trees and grassy meadows. The main hall, kitchen and lobby area make it an ideal location for events. Site tours are available if booked in advance.
IRIS GRIFFITH FIELD STUDIES & INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
15386 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park
This 2,500 square foot Centre was built in 2005 on the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve & provides community, school and adult education programs as well as nature tours of its wetland restoration project.
Egmont Road, Egmont
Viewing the spectacular tidal surges of the Skookumchuck - its fitting name meaning “strong water” - is a must. With speeds reaching 30km/hour and heights of two metres, the rapids are awe-inspiring but can be very dangerous so use caution. A relatively easy hike will bring you to the best viewing points.
EGMONT HERITAGE CENTRE
6671 Egmont Road, Egmont
This 3400 sq. ft centre opened its doors in 2006 and provides an historic look at the people and activities of Egmont. The Centre houses many historical artefacts and equipment including old chainsaws and logging and fishing gear. There is also an interactive area, gift shop, plus summer classes and demonstrations.