With Sechelt as your base, it's easy to embark on day trips to the neighbouring communities of Egmont, Roberts Creek, and Halfmoon Bay. Water babies can spend hours paddling, boating, fishing, and kayaking at the scenic fjords of Sechelt Inlet, Salmon Inlet, and Narrows Inlet. The Sunshine Coast's dive sites are also well known – highly recommended are Skookumchuck Narrows, Powell River, and Mermaid Cove, where a 2.74m bronze mermaid statue reposes serenely.
The unique seaside community of Pender Harbour is worth exploring for its five freshwater lakes, easy walks, and salmon fishing. From here, you can rent a boat and visit the Anderson and Charles Islands and the 400ft-deep grotto of Fearney Bluffs, replete with sea life and granite-etched pictographs.
Sechelt also attracts cyclists with its 700km of bike trails weaving past rugged shoreline and mossy rain forests. Halfmoon Bay is a favourite with newbie bikers, thanks to its easy cruises and downhill runs. Set out on the Sunshine Coast's golf trail and practice your swing at the picturesque Blue Ocean, Pender Harbour, and Myrtle Point golf courses. Finally, don't forget the region's fabulous wildlife: sightings of great blue herons, bears, coyotes, cougars, and whales reward visitors to Sechelt.