So you’ve decided to come to Sechelt Inlet to experience some of BC’s most scenic and beautiful scenery assessable by kayak. On this page you will find:
- directions on how to get here including shuttle to and from Langdale ferry (allowing you to walk on ).
- ideas of where to stay if you are not camping at the marine parks
- other fun things to see and do during your visit to Sechelt including fishing.
To help plan the kayaking portion of your trip check the rental rates page.
Sechelt is actually on the mainland, though you will need to ride BC ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. When checking schedules on BC Ferries website be sure to set the schedule to the dates you will be traveling. If you are traveling during mid June to mid September, or on a weekend, reservations are recommended, though not absolutely necessary as not all space is reserved, at least half the ferry will be on a first come first on system. Also worth noting, you only pay on the Horseshoe Bay side, there is no ticket booth on the Langdale side. Driving from Langdale to Sechelt is approximately 30 minutes, then a further 10 minute drive along the East shore of Sechelt Inlet until you reach Pedals & Paddles.
Not bringing a car?
Coast Taxi will meet your group of up to 7 passengers at the Langdale ferry and take you and your gear right to Pedals & Paddles Adventure Sports for $95. And take you back again after your paddle for $95. No ferry waits! Call Herb at 604-989-8294 (TAXI).
You can check the Gravity Park Shuttle email@example.com
New bus service from Langdale ferry to Saltry Bay ferry, the Sunshine Coast Connector .
Or there is a public bus from the ferry to Sechelt. Chose Inbound route to obtain schedule from ferry to Sechelt, and be sure to chose correct tab for day of arrival. From Sechelt you will need a taxi for the last 9 km 604-865-0466.
Where to Stay?
There is such a wide variety of places to stay close to Pedals & Paddles. In our beautiful little Lamb Bay, there are 4 waterfront options from rustic 3 bedroom cabin with a dock to a 5-star luxurious home with 5 separate suites that sleeps up to 18 people, even a boutique hotel with Spa services.
If you are paddling for more than 2 days and want to ‘glamp’ be sure to check out Tzoonie Outdoor Adventures located in Narrows Inlet, always receiving a 5 star review on Trip Advisor. Rustic cabins and tents, a kitchen and real flush toilets!
What to Do?
Where to start? There is so much to do on the Sunshine Coast, however here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Gravity Park is Sechelt’s newest adventure and rated by Red Bull as Canada’s best mountain bike gravity (downhill) park.
Sunshine Coast Trails is a webpage developed by local hikers and mountain bikers and can also be purchased as an app Trailmapps: Sunshine Coast
Hidden Grove is the closest hiking trails and very well marked with trails leading to awesome view points and huge ancient trees.
Carvings Trail is accessed up Dusty Road and is a hidden gem. You will likely see dozens of bald and golden eagles too.
A trip to Skookumchuk Narrows is a must, but be sure to check the tides. The ideal time to visit is during a flood tide (+) and walk to Roland Point, which is found by taking the right at the fork in the trail about 45 minutes in. Travel time by car from Sechelt is 1 hour, and allow 1 hour to walk one way. Visit the awesome organic bakery at the start of the trail.
Sechelt Visitor Info Centre for lots of local information
Golf anyone? Blue Ocean Golf Course is a beautiful, ocean view 18 hole course with a great restaurant.
Sunshine Coast Air Sight see by air or scheduled flights to Naniamo….this is a treat you do not want to miss.
Interested in fishing while you are here? A valid fishing licence is required for fishing or collecting shellfish. Click here for Salt Water fishing licence . Be sure to print it off and bring with you. Sechelt Inlet is Area 16 and fishing regulations and limits can be found here, as well as Red Tide warnings for shellfish collection. Two additional interesting links are shellfish identification as well as shellfish limits. There are 2 rockfish conservation areas in Salmon and Sechelt Inlets and are noted on the maps provided by Pedals & Paddles.
A fresh water fishing licence is required for fishing in streams and lakes.