British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
The natural scenery undoubtedly calls for a camera. The locations around Sechelt create areas for great wilderness exploration, camping, hiking and water activities. Seaside charm and incredible mountainous backdrops have designated the community as the “Heart of the Sunshine Coast”.
Launching a boat, breaking water in a kayak or shore side beach combing while keeping an eye out for some of the local ocean critters are common ways of allowing the days to pore over into the next. Take note that in the winter months California and Steller's sea lions and harbour seals gather at Chapman Creek south of Sechelt.
Sechelt is also recognized as a great place to experience wilderness camping with family and friends. So, pack your tent and supplies and make a weekend out of it!
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
Davis Bay, less than 3km south of Sechelt, is one of sandiest and most accessible beaches on the Sunshine Coast.
Sechelt was named after a band of First Nation people, who occupied the region for thousands of years, the shishalh, and were one of the first bands to gain self-government 1986. The name Sechelt also means the land between two waters. Since Sechelt sits on a sand bar and at the tip of the peninsula of the Sunshine Coast, the meaning of the area is very suiting.
House of Hewhiwus (House of Chiefs), the Sechelt Nation's cultural centre; includes a museum, an art centre, a gift shop and the Raven's Cry theatre.
The twelve Coast Salish totem poles at Trail Bay - they recount the history of the Sechelt Indian Band.
Summer average 25 degrees Celsius
Winter average 6 degrees Celsius (mild, damp, rarely snow)
For more information please visit www.secheltchamber.bc.ca
Sechelt Things to Do