Important Update for Travellers: Due to COVID-19, BC Ferries is advising customers to avoid non-essential travel. We are not accepting any Vacations bookings for travel to Sechelt or the Sunshine Coast until after June 3, 2020 at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation and will reassess, acting in accordance with recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and local tourism boards. See more important COVID-19 travel information here.
The town is a small community sitting on a sandbar; the narrow Sechelt isthmus which separates Sechelt Inlet from the Salish Sea. Named after the original First Nations people of the region – the shíshálh. 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