Sunshine Coast Rainy Day Activities

Rainy day activitiesWhen it rains there is still much to do on the Sunshine Coast. Learn, enjoy, get entertained or throw a few bowling balls.

It's all here on the Sunshine Coast.

Hatcheries

Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery
The hatchery is dedicated to increasing salmon stock in local waters. See how young fish, referred to as smolt, are raised and released. Educational presentations, hands-on displays and knowledgeable staff make this a great learning experience for all ages. School groups are welcome. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4381 Parkway, Wilson Creek
604-885-4136

Sechelt Indian Band Salmon Hatchery
Run by the Native Sechelt band, this hatchery annually releases millions of Coho and Chinook into Sechelt Inlet yearly. The hatchery is open for public tours, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6711 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt
604-885-5562

Museums

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
A local treasure. Find out how Gibsons got its name or where the first sauna bath on the Coast came from. The museum hosts an excellent photo archive. Summer hours run Mon - Sat, 11a.m. to 5p.m. with, admission by donation.
716 Winn Road, Gibsons
604-886-8232

tems swiya Museum & tsain ko Gift Shop
The museum offers a rich collection of local First Nations artifacts and art chronicling the heritage of the local shishalh nation. Admission is by donation. Fine art, jewellery and collectibles are available in the gift shop.
5555 Highway 101, Sechelt
Museum: 604-885-8991, Gift Shop: 604-885-4592

Libraries

Sechelt Public Library
Browse the shelves, curl up with a magazine, surf the Internet, watch a video or listen to a music CD. The Sechelt Library has it all.
5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
604-885-3260

Gibsons & District Public Library
Extensive new collection of titles to browse at your leisure plus audio and video collections and Internet access.
470 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons
604-886-2130

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Enjoy the latest display of local and off-Coast talent in this beautiful building - everything from brass sculpture to postage stamp art.
Corner of Medusa & Trail, Sechelt
604-885-541

Raven's Cry Theatre
Current movies, concerts, plays or dance... there is always something new at Raven's Cry Theatre.
5555 Highway 101, Sechelt
604-885-4597 (box office) or 604-88-MOVIE (886-6843)

Gibsons Cinema
Catch a matinee on a rainy afternoon or chilly evening.
909 Highway 101
604-886-6615

Indoor Recreation & Education

Gibsons Lanes
Strike the pins for great family fun.
724 Highway 101, Gibsons
604-886-2086

Porpoise Bay Provincial Park Amphitheatre
Listen to an educational seminar presented by a park interpreter. Summer only.
Sechelt Inlet Road