Discover coastal life in the many places from Victoria to it's western communities, to Courtenay and the many towns along the way as you drive up the east coast of Vancouver Island. Take the BC ferry across to the mainland at Powell River and travel south along the sunshine coast including renowned towns such as Sechelt and Gibsons as you head towards Vancouver. Along the entire way see where many of British Columbia's present day artists and artisans live, work and showcase their art. Included are stops of exhilarating west coast landscapes, responsible for inspiring many of BC's past and present day artists. This journey is about 530 km (329 mi) including ferry travel.