Sechelt is a small town on the Sunshine Coast of BC. The community relies on logging, mining, fish farming, and the tourist industry for income. As there is no road access from mainland BC to the Sunshine Coast, we rely on the BC ferry system for transportation to the mainland.
The Sechelt (Shishalh) Indian Band owns a large area of land around the community and its customs and culture have enriched the town. The band operates a lucrative mine which supplies sand and gravel to communities along the west coast of North America. The gravel is delivered to barges via a conveyor belt and a deep water distribution terminal. Sand and gravel can also be loaded onto large vessels for shipping to California and Hawaii.
Sechelt has a diverse community of artists, artisans and musicians, a theatre, a community centre with a swimming pool and fitness centre, a library and two small shopping malls. Because of all the amenities here, and the beauty of the surrounding area, the town is fast becoming a retirement community for Vancouverites and residents of the Lower Mainland.
Because the town sits between two bodies of water, namely Georgia Strait and Sechelt Inlet, the area is known for boating, kayaking, diving and other water sports. Wilderness and second growth forest is close by where bears and cougars are frequently seen.