Super, Neighbours in British Columbia:
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort 1 of 5 – getting there


Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!

For this latest excursion (which we’ll be serving up in 5 parts) we headed over to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort near Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. “We” being my wife and I, as we were invited to spend a romantic weekend at the resort in one of their tenthouse suites. More about that in a later post, so please prepare yourself as it’s totally going to blow your mind.

And while we’re on the topic of blowing minds, now that I’ve experienced what an incredible place it is it’s hard to believe I’d never been to the Sunshine Coast before this trip. It’s a lot like being on one of the Gulf Islands and not only because you take a ferry to get there but because they’ve got their clocks set to Island Time. Plus it’s rural and remote like those islands tend to be, and you could almost hit a few Gulf Islands from the Sunshine Coast if you threw a rock from the shore.

BC Ferries was nice enough to get us over there for the trip, and we were afforded a view of the parking spot where the ferry that I usually find myself on sits at Horsheshoe Bay. This is where the Nanaimo ferry arrives and departs from…

The one that we were on was maybe half the size of the big Vancouver Island-bound ships, and the trip over to Gibsons where you land is not only scenic (tug boats and mountains!) but it’s quick. Like if you were serious you could live there and commute to Vancouver for work, it’s that kind of quick. I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t daydream about moving to Gibsons and hopping over to the city for meetings while we were on the ferry. Not only is it the close proximity but also the fact that they keep the real estate newspaper boxes well stocked. Aside from tourism I imagine that real estate is one of the larger industries on the Sunshine Coast.

It’s become a staple of my trips on BC Ferries to capture an image of award-winning novel, Adventures In Solitude, written by V.I.A. friend Grant Lawrence, in the gift shop. In fact I usually tweet it from our @VIAwesome account when I do.

Here’s the peaceful view of the lines to get onto the return ferry, should you get there early enough you’ll be afforded this view.

But we’re not hitting the return ferry yet, we’re heading to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort and their aforementioned mind blowing luxury tent accommodations. Stay tuned.

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Bob is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of Vancouver Is Awesome. An avid outdoorsman and dedicated family man, he's currently writing a book about British Columbia's history - "BC Was Awesome" - that's coming out September 2016 on Arsenal Pulp Press.