Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT) is encouraging local residents to show “More Coast Love” by filling their local bucket list in 2021.
“As a local you have easy access to what the rest of the world is currently missing. Fill your local bucket list, show more love for where you live and rediscover your Sunshine Coast,” says SCT executive director Paul Kamon. “During the current travel restrictions, we hope Sunshine Coast residents will continue to support their local tourism businesses and keep their footprint small as summer approaches and we eventually open up to visitors again from the rest of British Columbia.”
From Langdale to Lund, businesses are offering packages and promotions that are perfect for a safe and enjoyable staycation. Current and upcoming packages include: Happy Holidays Motorhomes – Spring Special; Copeland Islands Marine Park – Overnight Birding Tour with Footprint BC; Beach Gardens Resort & Marina’s Save Now, Travel Later; Sunshine Coast Air Spring Fly N Dine with Buono Osteria in Gibsons; and, new this year, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, BC’s newest Indigenous cultural destination.
Happy Holidays Motorhomes
“If you dream of escaping your day-to-day routine and immersing yourself in nature, chilling and recharging your spirit, gift yourself an RV package trip to explore our own beautiful Sunshine Coast region,” says Kamon. “Priority is being given to British Columbians for provincial camping spots this year.”
Happy Holidays Motorhomes five night, 500 kilometre, $500 all-inclusive RV rental is available until April 31, 2021.
On the Copeland Islands Overnight Birding Tour, those who book will enjoy two unique days of birding by kayak and camp overnight in the marine park, with the potential of up to 40 to 50 different bird species sightings.
“This includes one night of tent-camping, all meals, kayak, safety gear and camping equipment for $499 per person plus tax,” explains Kamon. “Dates are May 8 and 9, 2021.”
Beach Gardens Resort
Since travelling far is still not optimal, Beach Gardens Resort & Marina’s Save Now, Travel Later package allows people to get away without really getting away.
“We know everyone is looking forward to their summer getaways and with this limited-time offer, they can plan ahead and save 20 per cent on stays from June 1 to September 30, 2021, when they book directly by April 30, subject to availability,” says Kamon. “To take advantage of this offer, call 1.800.663.7070 and use promo code: BG-email-20.”
Taxes and gratuities are additional.
Spring Fly N Dine
Further south, the Spring Fly N Dine with Buono Osteria departs Sechelt in a classic Beaver or Cessna to soar along the pristine coastline in search of orcas, sea lions and porpoises.
“You land at the Gibsons waterfront dock and head up to Buono Osteria, a local eatery that has won the hearts of Coasters since opening in May 2018,” explains Kamon. “Enjoy an intimate three-course meal in the private dining lounge with top-notch service.”
The round-trip flight and meals, with a minimum two-person requirement, is available Saturdays and Sundays for $190/person. The planes seat up to six passengers.
Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Klahoose Wilderness Resort welcomes its first guests on May 13 and closes for the season in mid-October 2021.
“With the purchase of the former Homfray Lodge, the new Klahoose Wilderness Resort is now 100 per cent Indigenous owned,” says Kamon. “With an average stay of just 14 guests, it’s easy to safely enjoy the wide-open spaces of the resort, and the waters and rainforest of Desolation Sound. Whether it’s a family-friendly summer escape, exclusive romantic getaway or immersive wildlife and cultural tours, they have it all.”
For more information, go to klahooseresort.com.
“Sunshine Coast Tourism continues to keep future visitors and travellers educated, informed and inspired for when they can come visit again,” says Kamon, “when it is safe to do so and as per direction from the provincial health officer.
For further details and inspiration, visit: sunshinecoastcanada.com/coastlove.