Sunshine Coast Regional District

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Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Sechelt Inlet
Sechelt Inlet
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Office locationSechelt
 • TypeRegional district
 • BodyBoard of Directors
 • ChairLori Pratt (B)
 • Vice ChairDarnelda Siegers (Sechelt)
 • Electoral Areas
  • A - Egmont/Pender Harbour
  • B - Halfmoon Bay
  • D - Roberts Creek
  • E - Elphinstone
  • F - West Howe Sound
 • Land3,773.73 km2 (1,457.05 sq mi)
 • Total29,970
 • Density7.94/km2 (20.6/sq mi)

The Sunshine Coast Regional District of British Columbia is located on the southern mainland coast, across Georgia Strait (part of the Salish Sea) from Vancouver Island. It borders on the Powell River Regional District to the north, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District to the east, and, across Howe Sound, the Metro Vancouver District to the south. The regional district offices are located in the District Municipality of Sechelt.


The majority of the Sunshine Coast is sparsely populated. The Coast Mountains make up the inland area. Population is concentrated along the coast. Midway up the coast, beginning at the town of Sechelt, the coastal area forms a peninsula separated from the inland area by Sechelt Inlet. The 2001 census reported a total population of 25,599 persons living on a land area of 3,778.17 km² (1,458.76 sq mi).

The Sunshine Coast is typically accessed via boat or plane; no roads connect the district with the rest of the province. From Vancouver, ferries run from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons across Howe Sound. At the northern end of the peninsula, ferries run from Earl's Cove to Saltery Bay.


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(all population figures from 2011 Census)


(Statistics Canada, 2011)[8]

  • Population: 28,619
  • Population change (2006–2011): 3.1%
  • Dwellings: 12,839
  • Land area (km².): 3,776.62

Provincial Parks[edit]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Census Profile. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  4. ^ Census Profile. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  5. ^ Census Profile. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  6. ^ Census Profile. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
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  8. ^ Census Profile. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.

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