The discussion of a permanent, drivable connection to the Sunshine Coast began in the 1950s, with the introduction of car ferries. While residents would have to wait for up to three days for travel by steamships, the new ferries allowed for quick transportation to and from the Lower Mainland. The influx of visitors began, and this ease of transportation changed life on the coast dramatically.
The importance of community involvement is highlighted in our exhibit through a video created in collaboration with students from Elphinstone Secondary, Coast TV, and the Elphinstone TV Club. Students Mary Thompson and Sarah Macey conducted Interviews of fellow students, discussing BC ferries and the possibility of a fixed link. There is also a whiteboard mounted among the exhibit, encouraging visitors to share their thoughts on a permanent connection to the mainland. We take pictures weekly and have included a selection of photos from the board below.
Drop by the museum Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30-4:30 and join the conversation!