Road accsess to the Sunshine Coast is basic transportation infrastructure, mainland to mainland. The future can not pretend it is an island. Many gulf island can also be connected, by bridge, tunnel or concrete pipe, floating or submerged. Eventually Vancouver Island will have Fixed Links, one in the south, via US Gulf Islands, and one mid Island via Sunshine Coast.
And we will still have many ferries, more than now. One should leave Vancouver and one Pr. Rupert every day of the year, connecting all small and large communities on the way.