Can’t believe how long it’s been since our last blog. We continue to be one of the few authentic wilderness retreats on the Vancouver lower mainland and accordingly offer many opportunities to enjoy unspoiled nature. For example, get a fire going in the “Oyster Shack” on the beach,walk a few meters down the beach, pick a few oysters, mussels or dig a few clams, pour a glass of wine, mix your favorite sauces and ENJOY! Last season we hosted ” offshore guests” who commented that it would be much more convenient if meals were provided. This season we are offering […]
Wow!! Two summers and one winter ahead of us. Great thought. Visited our lodge in Narrows Inlet on Feb 23 and what a gorgeous day. We were greeted at our docks by many seals basking in the sun. Salmonberries, wild crabapple starting to bud and not a ripple on the water. We enjoyed the first “daytime low tide” of the year and picked a few oysters and mussels for a great lunch. We plan to open earlier this season, possibly Easter weekend. Several years ago we discontinued small boat rentals for guests who wished to fish. Fish populations seemed to […]
Roberts Creek is smaller than you might think, but if you are running up and down the Sunshine Coast Highway, make sure to head toward the water along Roberts Creek Road. The key reasons are: 1. The Shops are quite quaint as is the architecture. There’s a lost Hippy feeling to it that is unique. The stores include a General Store and a children’s clothing shop. 2. The Beach. At the end of Roberts Creek Road is a tiny parking lot (brace yourself for disappointment at finding a spot on a sunny day) where you can park and walk down […]
Cliff Gilker Park is the easiest of three walks we did on our Sunshine Coast vacation. The problem for us was a three-year-old. He was keen to walk his little legs off, but with roots and ups an downs, we were worried. Before I get too far into the details, Cliff Gilker Park, is at 3110 Sunshine Coast Highway near the Roberts Creek Road intersection. The access to the park is on the east side of Hwy 101. We took the upper parking lot. At the same location were swings, a baseball diamond and well kept bathrooms. The key reason […]
I travel a lot around the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for business. Here’s a list of places I love to go to and, after 18 years on living on the Sunshine Coast, I can confirm that they are good eateries, reasonable prices and good service. The order is not meant to show favourtism, it’s just the order that came into my head. 1. Nagomi Sushi Bar 446 Marine DrGibsons, BC604 886-2562 Small little, mom & pop operation right by the Harbour in lower Gibsons. Vancouver quality but Sunshine Coast prices, meaning it’s a real deal. A […]
Looking for Indoor Tennis while travelling on the Sunshine Coast? The Suncoast Racquet Club has opened the only indoor tennis facility on the Sunshine Coast, offering residents from Pender Harbour, Sechelt, Roberts Creek, Gibsons and Langdale an affordable year round option. Currently it is available only to members for court bookings, however it is open to the general public in regards to clinics, workshops and specific drop in times. The club anticipates it will be available for specific time bookings to the general public sometime in the summer of 2009. Our coach Jacques Joyal is offering programs specifically geared for […]
The Skookumchuk Rapids is a beautiful scenic hike. It is about an hour hike in and another hour out. If you time your hike with the tide schedule, you will see the rapids!