Buy Local Lower Sunshine Coast BC | unceded territories of the skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), shíshálh (Sechelt), ɬəʔamɛn (Tla’amin), ƛohos (Klahoose), and Xwémalhkwu (Homalco) Nations.
When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many Squamish businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Sunshine Coast businesses keep your community strong!
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
The Lower Sunshine Coast is located on the southern coast of British Columbia, Canada, extending from Gibsons to Earl’s Cove. This is the traditional territories of the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh), Sechelt (Shíshálh), and Sliammon (Tla’Amin) and Klahoose First Nations, who have been on this land since time immemorial. The rugged mountains bordering these inlets cut it off from direct road connection to the rest of the province, so although part of the British Columbian mainland, it relies on ferry or air transportation. This contributes to a unique culture and several thriving business communities in Gibsons, Davis Bay, Sechelt and Egmont. Visit the many retailers, restaurants, Farmer’s Markets, craftspeople and manufacturers on the Lower Sunshine Coast for all your daily needs and more. If you can’t visit in person, get gift cards online.
The Sunshine Coast Business Recovery Centre is a project of The Sunshine Coast Business and Economic Recovery Task Force, a coalition of local finance and business organizations on the Sunshine Coast who have come together to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate the existing programs provided by our Federal and Provincial Governments and fill any financial and non-financial gaps that remain. This group includes representatives from the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO), Community Futures Sunshine Coast (CFSC), Sunshine Coast Credit Union (SCCU), Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce, Sechelt Downtown Business Association, Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce, and Work BC Centre – Sechelt. Our collective goal is to support businesses over the long-term, as they build a recovery plan and navigate the supports and programs available to you.