Located across the Strait of Georgia from the southeast corner of Vancouver Island, Halfmoon Bay is nestled on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast
A pretty village with funky shops, galleries and cafes sits among the trees, flanked by Coopers Green Park, a grassy expanse leading out to the water where divers often happen upon some of the largest octopuses in the world.
Protected by Thormanby Island, Halfmoon Bay's calm waters are utilized by kayakers, sailors and boaters. For walkers and cyclists, Redrooffs Road is a 10 km (6 mi) ring along the coast, and those on two wheels can push their way into the nearby Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.
You can hike or mountain bike to Triangle Lake, Trout Lake, Sargeant Bay and Cooper's Green. Spend a peaceful day fishing or visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.