Visitor Information

In a hurry? Check out the Fool's Guide to the Fool's Run. It just might be all you need.

The Sunshine Coast is located north-west of Vancouver, BC, Canada, just 40 minutes by ferry or 20 minutes by airplane, yet worlds away from the city. A high concentration of artists and musicians combined with the spectacular natural setting and recreation opportunities give the region its special character and laid-back ambience. Stay and explore!

Even if you're just here for the day, set aside time to celebrate your run with other runners at an ocean-view restaurant or pub in Gibsons Landing before going back to the city. It's an integral part of the Fool's Run experience!

“This was one of the best half-marathon events I've been at. The sense of community was overwhelming. Everyone was so friendly, welcoming and full of great community spirit. It was beyond my expectations. I look forward to coming back to the Sunshine Coast again very soon!” — Brian Webb, Vancouver — Mr. Gay Canada 2012 People's Choice



Weather on the Sunshine Coast in early April is variable but moderate. Your best bet is to come prepared for a range of conditions and check the local forecast (see below) on race weekend. And note, Sechelt is usually warmer than Gibsons by a few degrees, with less precipitation.

If you can't view the above weather badges, use the following direct links from Environment Canada: 7-day forecast for Gibsons; 7-day forecast for Sechelt


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