We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website
Description:

This beautiful coastal drive runs along the Sunshine Coast from Vancouver...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very worth the drive to Powell River

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
CanukSteve
,
Powell River, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 15: English reviews
Level Contributor
110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 don't have much of water view, as the highway is too far from the waters... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bernie G
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kathryn A
Tucson
Level Contributor
213 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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, so I likely blew past area with scenic outlooks or parks. We quit and turned... More 

Helpful?
Thank HornsAndTail
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
197 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and it was amazing! The views are incredible. As it was October, I had the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Triciaukus
Powell River, Canada
Level Contributor
98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 ferry rides that you pay for once at Horsebay. You can either go to Saltry... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CanukSteve
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
3 Thank dmc19751
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Innthedark
Umina Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I was apprehensive about driving on the RHS of the road, but Canadian drivers seem courteous and drive carefully making acclimatization easier than I had expected. Road quality and signage was excellent

Helpful?
2 Thank Roger F
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Take the 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver - on a nice day, you see mountains and sometimes, dolphins alongside the ship. Land in Langdale and don't drive up the hill with all the traffic - turn left out of the ferry terminal and go into Lower Gibsons, a quaint seaside town with some good restaurants... More 

Helpful?
21 Thank Cantstandbadhotels
Abbotsford, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a very well maintained highway, well marked and it does get nice and twisty! Highly recommended for sports cars and motorcycles! The scenery along the way is spectacular.

Helpful?
3 Thank Rohan B

Travellers who viewed Sunshine Highway BC 101 also viewed

Egmont, Sunshine Coast
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Sunshine Highway BC 101? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sunshine Highway BC 101 and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sunshine Highway BC 101 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?