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5 Days Away From Vancouver

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5 Days Away From Vancouver

I've got a few days spare at the end of my 3.5 month trip to Canada. I'm going to be in vancouver this weekend and have mon to fri spare. I've spent a lot or time in Vancouver, the Rockies and Vancouver island, whistler.

I'm undecided over the gulf island or Sunshine Coast. Can anybody help me out? I'm on a small budget and enjoy hiking and being outdoors. If you have any other suggestions let me know.


Nanaimo, Canada
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1. Re: 5 Days Away From Vancouver

Do you have a car? Will you be using public transit? How small of a budget is small? Camping, hostelling or hotels?

Few more details would be helpful.


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2. Re: 5 Days Away From Vancouver

No car, relying on buses. Staying at hostels and camping.

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3. Re: 5 Days Away From Vancouver

I think you will have better transportation options up the Sunshine Coast with Malaspina Coach Lines


What about going right up to Powell River and then I wonder if you could find a way from there across to Savary Island?


That might be a good adventure for someone on foot, because you can't take a car to Savary anyway.

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4. Re: 5 Days Away From Vancouver

The Malaspina bus terminal in Sechelt is located in the same building as the Upper Deck Hostel. The hostel is the upper level of the building and is in a location within walking distance of stores, cold beer/wine store, coffee shop, and in the other direction one of the area’s best pubs the Lighthouse. This may be convenient for you.


But - if you were going to stay in the lower Sunshine Coast area and use the hostel as your home base getting to the hiking areas could be a problem depending on the level of hiking you want to do. Here is the local transit link: http://www.transitbc.com/default.cfm

Here is a link to the lower Sunshine Coast hiking trails:


Or you could use the 5 days and follow the Sunshine Coast Trail in the upper Sunshine coast travelling hut to hut. No need for a car or bus – and there are accommodations along the way. If the huts are full – well then you use your camping gear for the night. This would be a spectacular hiking trip if you are really into hiking for the full 5 days.


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