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Windy, not well banked, frustrating in tourist season but quirky

If you use hwy 101 for commuting, then you will hate summers. It is so windy with poorly banked... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada
Take several days to explore

This highway is a total of 97 miles in length and will require 2 ferry trips from the mainland. To... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“powell river”(5 reviews)
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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...more
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

If you use hwy 101 for commuting, then you will hate summers. It is so windy with poorly banked corners that it is a guessing game if you have to slow to the number on the slow for corner ahead signs. Some label slow to...More

3  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This highway is a total of 97 miles in length and will require 2 ferry trips from the mainland. To do the trip justice, it needs several days to explore. We spent 4 days in the area, staying 2 nights in Powell River and 2...More

3  Thank Via_girl
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We were returning from the Western Leg of a Cross Canada Road Trip and decided to drive the Sunshine Coast. We started on Vancouver Island with the Ferry at Comox and crossed to Powell river where we spent the night in very comfortable and affordable...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This is the mostly forested main road on the Sunshine Coast that connects from town to town. It's an excellent, smooth and windy road compared to the pothole ridden roads in Vancouver. I would recommend you to follow the speed limit especially with some very...More

1  Thank mtbguy604
Reviewed October 12, 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...More

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed July 26, 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.

1  Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed June 29, 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,...More

1  Thank HornsAndTail
Reviewed November 19, 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,...More

2  Thank Triciaukus
Reviewed August 19, 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...More

3  Thank CanukSteve
Reviewed May 4, 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.

4  Thank dmc19751
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Pat F
July 5, 2018|
Response from Via_girl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a week will give you plenty of time to explore Powell River and area. Enjoy your trip.