Located on the historic and charming Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, Sechelt means “land between two waters” in the Coast Salish language. Just a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver followed by a 27-kilometre drive, it’s a beautiful spot that’s nestled in a strip of land between Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia. It offers spectacular views of the Strait and the Coast Mountains, and is surrounded by lush rainforests. There’s a lot to do here: from kayaking, diving, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and scuba diving to fishing, golfing, cross-country skiing, and hiking and mountain biking. The parks offer gentle walks along with serious wilderness backpacking trails. You can also visit local galleries and museums. Or check out farmers’ markets, fairs, festivals and other events.

Top 5 things to do

  • Kayak, canoe, wind surf or stand-up paddleboard
  • Hike in the Sunshine Coast's regional and provincial parks
  • Visit the Sechelt farmers’ and artisans' market
  • In nearby Gibsons, visit Molly's Reach, home of The Beachcombers TV series
  • Dive in the local National Geographic Dive Center