|Located on the ‘Super
Sunshine Coast of Southern British Columbia, an area
renowned for its year-round temperate climate and stunning
scenery, all this next door to Vancouver, Canada’s
most vibrant city and host for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
If you choose to make your way along the spectacular Sunshine Coast by car, it
is a five hour trip from downtown to the Upper Sunshine Coast. The picturesque
coastal highway drive is punctuated by two scenic ferry trips
across Howe Sound and Jervis Inlet culminating at Saltery
Bay ferry terminal and government dock, a 3 minute drive from Paradise
Cove Estates. A 90 minute ferry ride
across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver Island’s Little River ferry
terminal culminates at Powell River’s
Westview ferry terminal twenty minutes north of Paradise Cove.
Climate and Weather
The Upper Sunshine Coast, from Saltery Bay to Desolation
Sound boasts approximately 1,900 hours of sunshine annually.
Summer temperatures vary from 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (20
to 30 degrees Celsius) while winter temperatures are mild
weather conditions ensure surrounding ranges and glaciers
receive plenty of snow to keep ski and Snowmobile enthusiasts
happy during the winter months. During summer months
some lakes warm to temperatures well above 70 degrees Fahrenheit
(21 degrees Celsius), while ocean temperatures in parts
Sound and the Strait of Georgia remain comfortable
for water sports throughout the year.