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About Sechelt

Considered to be British Columbia’s best kept secret, Sechelt is just one of a handful of small towns that dot the Sunshine Coast.

Surrounded by natural beauty Sechelt is a haven for artists and a magnet for lovers of the outdoors looking for adventure not far from Metro Vancouver. Just book your FlipKey property and you'll be able to join them!

About Sechelt

Sechelt is just 50 kilometers northwest of Vancouver. It lies on the Sunshine Coast, which gets its name from the fact it has way more sunny days than the rest of British Columbia.

To get to Sechelt from Vancouver, you'll need to take a 40-minute ferry ride and then a 27 kilometer drive up highway 101. Luckily for us, Sechelt remains an unspoiled area of natural beauty and is a perfect escape from the nearby city.

First settled by Canada’s indigenous Shishalh people thousands of years ago, Sechelt, in their language, translates to "land between two waters" and this is still true today… Sechelt is on a strip of land between the Georgia Strait and Sechelt Inlet.

The area around Sechelt boasts some of the best salmon fishing in British Columbia and is a popular destination for boaters, hikers, skiers and generally anyone who like to take part in outdoor activities. So, what are you waiting for? Start packing!

What to do in Sechelt

Sechelt and the entire Sunshine Coast will appeal to nature lovers and sportsmen and women with its blissful mix of both land and water activities that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

To get a feel for the area and to learn about its past visit the Tems Swiya Museum to view a collection of artifacts and cultural materials that include totem poles and a historic longhouse.

Make the most of your visit to Sechelt by renting a kayak and exploring the many hidden coves and inlets. Or, if water's not your thing, put your hiking boots on and hit the trails in Sargeant Bay Provincial Park where you can view nature at its best.

British Columbia is a fisherman’s paradise with the area around Sechelt full of Coho, Pink and Sockeye salmon. Try your hand at fly fishing for surface-feeding trout or visit Ruby Lake to land a cutthroat salmon or trout.

Top Sechelt travel tips

When planning a trip to Sechelt get a jump start on your day by catching an early ferry to avoid the traffic. Once on the ferry, head above deck for some excellent photo opportunities.

Try the Basted Baker on Cowrie Street for breakfast. where they have a creative menu that is constantly being updated. At Fresh from the Coast you can view and buy artwork from over 150 local artists.

If visiting during the summer months, be sure to book a return ferry. With only limited places available, you could find yourself staying in Sechelt for longer than you had planned to.

If you love nature and the great outdoors you will be in your element while visiting Sechelt, a laid-back town surrounded by beauty.

With a high demand for accommodation, and a limited amount available, be sure to visit FlipKey where you’ll find not only the widest choices but the best rates available.