"A place of amazing scenery."
I may be a little bias as to how great Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast is, as I grew up there. If you are looking for adventure, amazing scenery, and wonderful friendly people, definitly the Sunshine coast is for you. This page is currently in the works, but feel free to email me at the VT email if you would like to know anything about the Sunshine Coast!
"Bird Point Retreat"
This is a beautiful wilderness experience. Located up the Sechelt Inlet, Bird Point Retreat offers an amazing unique wildnerness experience. If you are looking for an adventure, where you can go hiking through a beautiful forest, kayaking in the inlet, try some fishing or have the oppertunity to take some amazing photographs, check out this website
The owners of this retreat are good friends of mine and I have full permission to use their photos and info!
"A bit about Sechelt"
the word 'Sechelt' means land between 2 waters. This small community was originally named for the First Nations people of the region, the shishalh. Sechelt is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, on the narrowest part. Less than 1/2 a mile of land seperates the Sechelt Inlet from the Pacific Ocean.
Sechelt, as well as the Sunshine Coast offer many amazing activites, such as kayaking, diving, sailing, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, sightseeing, hiking, swimming, and almost anything else you could want.
The Sunshine Coast, B.C.
The southern Sunshine Coast is a 50-mile stretch of coast north of Vancouver, B.C. You take a half-hour ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver to Langdale, then drive north along the coast through several charming villages and towns. This is a great place to explore on a weekend -- very accessable, lots to do. At just about the far end of the peninsula is Earl's Cove, which has a ferry to Saltery Bay, in the northern half of the Sunshine Coast. We haven't been there yet, but look forward to doing it.
Views down Sechelt Inlet
"Sechelt Inlet from my cousin's deck"
I had the good luck to stay with cousins who live on the shores of the Sechelt Inlet, which is between the main body of British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast penisula.
We arrived around 5:30 and the clouds were beginning to come over and provide us with some liquid sunshine. Before that happened, I got some pictures from the deck, yard, and shore of their home.
"Sechelt Inlet with boats anchored"
One of the things of course with an ocean inlet is the tide. Boats have to be anchored far enough off the shore that they do not become beached when the tide goes out. This is my cousin's boat and a swim platform, looking down the inlet.
"Sunshine sparkling on the shoreline"
Just was one of those pictures you take and don't know if it will come out as good as you hope it will.
"View from the Deck"
"When the Sunshine Coast has Rain"
It was friday morning - pouring rain. So much for the Sunshine Coast - this was very liquid sunshine! Trying to take the picture through the window, it seemed that only putting it into Black & White would work for the mood.