Get to Know the Sechelt Communities!
Sechelt is the ideal place for those seeking the quintessential “Coast experience”.
In 1986, Sechelt extended its boundaries to include Wilson Creek, Davis Bay, Selma Park, Downtown Sechelt, East Porpoise Bay, Sandy Hook, Tuwanek, West Porpoise Bay, and West Sechelt
The Village of Sechelt (Downtown)
We consider the village of Sechelt as the central hub on the Sunshine Coast because it neighbors’ the communities of Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Egmont to the west and Roberts Creek, Gibson and Langdale to the east.
The village of Sechelt hosts the Sunshine Coast’s first hospital, originally called St. Mary’s and renamed in 2015 as The Sechelt Hospital, Capilano University’s satellite campus.
Cowrie Street is the main strip and the place to stroll down for all the local shops, boutiques, and galleries. The perfect place to shop for local art & handcrafted goods, books, sporting goods, and clothing and the best Cafes and restaurants
Selma Park is a quiet residential neighbourhood that stretches along Highway 101 between Davis Bay and the village of Sechelt. Selma park property and cabins were purchased by the Union Steamship Company in 1917. The steam boat named the All Red Line’s S.S. Selma provided the transportation required to begin the settlement in the community.
The beautiful Davis Bay popular coastline, community and beach is positioned around 3 km south of Downtown Sechelt. The long stretch of pebbled beach, paved walkway and fishing pier can’t be missed as it welcomes you as you’re traveling along the Sunshine Coast Hwy. Tidal pools and sand bars appear at low tide and during high tide the beach is primarily rocky covered with driftwood and sea shells.
Wilson Creek contains rural and residential neighborhoods as well commercial and industrial development. The main hub is located at Field road and Hwy 101 where you will find the Wilson Creek Plaza including an IGA Marketplace, Alpha Adventure Sports, a Shell Station and the popular Strait Café. Head up field road and you’ll find the regional airport, the Chapman Creek Fish Hatchery and the government offices of the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
Wilson Creek was named in 1989 after James Wilson, a blacksmith employed by the Burns and Jackson’s Brothers Logging Camp.
West Sechelt is located between the village of Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay and offers extensive new residential developments, suitable places for agriculture and has the second largest population within the District.
East Porpoise Bay
East Porpoise Bay is situated on the east side of the Sechelt Inlet and approximately 2km from the village of Sechelt. The area comprises a mix of light industrial and residential neighborhoods. Some of the highpoints of the neighbourhood is the Porpoise Bay Provincial Park and the world-class Coast Gravity Mountain Bike Park and the new “Edgewater” multi unit townhome developed by Onni Group of Companies.
West Porpoise Bay and Sunshine Heights
West Porpoise Bay neighborhood offers remarkable views of the Sechelt Inlet
The Sandy Hook neighborhood was originally developed primarily for summer cottages and permanent homes were started to be built in the 1960’s and many with spectacular views overlooking the Sechelt Inlet.
Tuwanek is located on the east side of Sechelt Inlet at the foot of Mount Richardson Provincial Park.