There are 9 boat access Marine Parks located in Sechelt, Salmon and Narrows Inlets which are maintained by BC Parks and are absolutely free to use. Each site has cleared tent sites, a pit toilet, a bear cache box and fire ring (no fire wood is provided). Most sites have creeks, however you are advised to treat the water by boiling or filtering. Click here for a Packing list Overnight
Tuwanek Beach Marine Park is the closest park to Pedals & Paddles and is ideal for your first break as it can take up to 1 hour to paddle there from our beach. Here you will find a lovely swimming beach as well as spots for up to 4 or 5 tents. There is a creek with waterfall, a firepit, bear cache and an outhouse.
Oyster Beach is approximately a half hour paddle past Tuwanek Beach Marine Park. You will pass the first oyster farm indicated by the many blue buoys in the bay. Oyster farming has a long history in Sechelt Inlet. This marine park has 3 or 4 good sites for your tent, an outhouse, fire pit and 2 creeks. In the summer the closest creek can dry up but walk a bit south and find a larger creek.
9 Mile Beach
Nine-Mile is a favorite by many, just 2 hours from Pedals & Paddles and approximately 30 minutes from Oyster Beach. This site is large and is split into 2 separate areas by the large creek. There are many areas for tents, as well as 2 fire pits, outhouse and multiple bear caches. You get awesome sunsets from this side of the inlet and the stars look amazing as there is no light pollution.
Piper Point is the smallest camp site, and directly across the Inlet from Pedals & Paddles, and has a very large beach at low tide. Adjacent is the historic home site of Bergie, the cougar lady. She lived in a tiny log cabin until she passed away in 1995. Read her story. Facilities here are a pit toilet, fire ring and room for 3 or 4 tents. Water is available at the creek a bit south of the Park at Bergie’s old homestead.
Half Way Beach
Half- Way is actually half-way from tip to tip of Sechelt Inlet, and a favorite campsite for groups as it has tons of space. There is also an island in front which is a seal colony. Paddle around on a sunny day and you will see dozens of basking seals (keep your distance). Pit toilet, bear cache boxes, fire ring and a good creek can be found at this site. Enjoy the morning sun from this side of the Inlet.
Kunechen Point is an awesome campsite providing amazing views up and down Sechelt and Salmon Inlets and sun all day long. Facilities include 2 tent pads right on the point and a pit toilet. Water is not reliable here and fires are not allowed on the point. Be careful crossing Salmon Inlet as there can be strong winds coming down. For divers, the 366′ foot wreck of the HMCS Chaudiere was scuttled outside the bay by the artificial reef society.
A short distance North-East of Kunichen Point is a very small protected campsite with room for 2 tents. You will find a fire ring and outhouse here, and a small creek (not a reliable source of water in summer months).
Tzoonie Narrows is a spectacular spot to just sit and take in the wonder of nature. Looking over the Inlet to the 1500 Meter mountain, you know you are away from it all. This is the furthest Marine Park from Pedals & Paddles, approximately a 6 hour paddle, but worth it! There is a nice grassy area suitable for 3 or 4 tents, as well as many more sites further back from the water. There is a pit toilet and a creek, though it is a bit of a walk, maybe 400-500 feet. The fishing is said to be very good here, be sure to have your fishing license. Keep in mind, making your way back from this site to our location should not be done in one day, unless you leave very early. The winds and waves coming back can be very strong and hard to paddle through crossing Salmon Inlet.
This campsite should only be attempted by experienced paddlers, as Salmon Inlet can get windy, and the rest spots are few and far between. But if you do make this campsite, it is lovey, and you can explore Misery Creek and the lovely waterfall. There are old logging roads to hike from in the bay, an abandoned logging operation, complete with old train cars. As well, Sechelt Creek is stunningly beautiful and gets thousands of Spring Salmon returning every Spring.