I hope you enjoy these images from around Elphinstone. It’s a place of outstanding beauty, with quirky little corners and varied neighbourhoods. Click on any photo to open the gallery. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos on this site were taken by me.
Ocean Beach Esplanade
A Helen McCall image taken in the 1930s of Harry and Florence Chaster’s store on Gower Point Road across from the mouth of Chaster Creek. The store served summer visitors who arrived on Union Steamship Company vessels, which docked at an offshore government float. Photo courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives.
Evening along Ocean Beach Esplanade.
Pratt Road and Mount Elphinstone in winter.
Public trails are extremely important in connecting neighbourhoods for pedestrians and cyclists.
Sunset at Chaster Beach
Fresh eggs and fresh books on Burton Road.
RR#7 Farmstead on Cemetery Road.
Great views from the Sunnyside connector trail.
Kids of all ages enjoyed petting the livestock at Brookbank Farm on Summer Solstice.
Sunset over the Salish Sea
Creeks and wells are still the main source of drinking water for many residents who are not connected to the regional water system.
A network of hiking and biking trails gives access to the forest on the slopes of Mount Elphinstone.
Elphinstone Pioneer Cemetery
Bottom of Tramway Trail.
Tramway Historic Trail.
Plumping up for winter.