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Which area is best to stay?

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Which area is best to stay?

We will be staying in Sunshine Coast for 3 days in July. We are coming from Vancouver. We wanted to stay in Sechelt but all the good places that allow kids are already booked. We still have some options in Madeira park, Halfmoon Bay & Gibson. Which area is best to stay where there are things to do with kids & explore local restaurants & culture? We have a 9 & a 2 years old

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1. Re: Which area is best to stay?

I would go with Madeira Park. Its location is further up the Sunshine Coast (around the Pender Harbour area) which means driving west or east to explore is easily doable. The Pender Harbour area is beautiful.

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2. Re: Which area is best to stay?

I've stayed at Halfmoon Bay (five nights in spring, for hiking and biking, in a self-catering/B&B accommodation). I loved it and would happily go back, but It's a tiny place - no culture or restaurants. Other than hiking (which isn't a great option with a 2 year old), I'm not sure what there would be to do with kids.

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3. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Thank you! Still undecided but leaning more towards Madeira park.

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4. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Thank you, that was very helpful as I am not familiar with the area.

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5. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Madeira Park's gorgeous and a great place to stay put in the rainforest in a cabin for a weekend, but given that you want to explore restaurants and culture, I'd say stay somewhere closer to Gibsons, Roberts Creek, and Sechelt. If Gibsons is an option, stay in Gibsons - lots of restaurants, shops, and beaches and places to explore with kids. Roberts Creek is also nearby, kind of like a hippy village in the rainforest with several little beaches, and Davis Bay is also nearby, a beachfront village, with Sechelt, the biggest town not too far after that. Then there's quite the stretch of rainforest before you get to Madeira Park. Given your interests, I'd opt for Gibsons this time around and come back and stay in Madeira Park another time.

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6. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Sechelt is a 30 min drive from Gibsons, Madeira Park/Garden Bay area is a 1 hour drive from Gibsons. Getting around the Sunshine Coast is generally pretty easy. Ruby Lake Resort, with its Italian Restaurant is about 20 min further west, toward Egmont.

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7. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Thank you BC-Robyn we liked your advice & found a nice place in Roberts creek

Thank you everyone for suggestions!

Edited: 8:03 am, April 04, 2018
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