Halfmoon Bay trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Halfmoon Bay

(4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: parks, adventure
Halfmoon Bay is small community of about 2,800 people, many of whom are only summer residents. It is a large scalloped bay protected from the open sea by South Thormanby Island and Vancouver Island. It encompasses a small village of permanent homes, summer cottages and five regional parks on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. It belongs to Electoral Area B in the Sunshine Coast Regional District.The community can be reached by the uniquely named Redrooffs Road, so-called because a popular local resort once featured a cluster of tourist cabins, all with red roofs. Some homes are also located off Highway 101.Halfmoon Bay Elementary School, the community's only elementary school, has 200 - 300 students ranging from kindergarten to grade seven. This school has performed extremely well for one of its size, achieving BC Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) scores above those of many private schools. After graduating, grade seven students can go to one of the three high schools on the southern Sunshine Coast: Pender Harbour Secondary, Chatelech Secondary (in Sechelt), and Elphinstone Secondary (in Gibsons).The area in and around Halfmoon Bay was originally inhabited solely by the Shishalh people of the Coast Salish First Nations. Halfmoon Bay's settlers chose the area for its mild climate and abundance of fresh water and natural food (fish, shellfish, berries and roots). The Shishalh tribe became known as the Sechelts, a derivation of she'shalt, meaning "the people". Roberts Creek formed the boundary between the Sechelt people to the north and the Squamish people to the south.
Plan the details of your Halfmoon Bay holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Canada vacation route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Halfmoon Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Halfmoon Bay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Halfmoon Bay:
Parks, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, museums, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Sunshine Coast

60 days in California, Gibsons & Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in British Columbia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Halifax, Kimberley & Gibsons BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Gibsons & Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Powell River BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in British Columbia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Canada BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Vancouver, Sunshine Coast & Banff BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News