Deep in the coastal rainforest, on the edge of a provincial park sits a treasure. It used to be known as The Green Rosette and was closed for a bit, this year’s it’s been renamed The Skookumchuck Bakeshop.
Whatever you call it, a wonderful bakery perched on stilts amongst the ferns and red cedars of the Sunshine Coast is as perfect a surprise as the teahouses you find in the Rocky Mountains.
You might choose an asiago and tomato bun, a chocolate chip cookie as big as a child’s head, or a blackberry cinnamon bun. We chose a Skookum – a soft, chewy, sweet, fresh cinnamon bun.
When we walked in to check out the offerings on our way out to the narrows, they were out. A new batch was about to be baked, we were told, and would be ready in about 3 hours.
Perfect timing for us to head out to the Skookumchuck Narrows and back. When we returned, we wrangled a bag of Skookums with smiles.
Take the hike or not, that’s your choice, but a wander up to the end of road in Egmont is a must if just to visit the Skookumchuck Bakeshop for a Skookum cinnamon bun.