|Sunrise at Snickett Park Photo Courtesy of Coracle Cove|
Come and enjoy the rich heritage of Sechelt, “The Land Between Two Waters”, on a Self Guided Walking Tour. Spend time enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many suggested stops. Build a connection to the heritage of the Shishalh Nation with a visit to the First Nations Tems-swiya Museum and take a seaside walk with a stop at the blooming gardens Rockwood Lodge, the town’s most prominent heritage building.
|Tori Gate Photo Courtesy of Takahashi Gardens|
|Sechelt Pier Photo Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Tourism|
5. Site of the first Sechelt Hotel (to left of Tori Gate & pier) - Built on “The Front”, which was the name commonly used in the early days to describe the area of Sechelt facing Travel Bay, by Bert Whitaker in 1899. The hotel accommodated workers and tourists. Rooms were $2-$2.50/day. It burnt to the ground in June 1914. Many volunteers fought the blaze but water pressure was so inadequate that only ashes remained. The tide was ebbing when fire erupted, so rescued mattresses and furniture were carried to the beach where a horse and wagon picked them up. Furniture from the hotel was sitting on the beach after it was saved. The hotel kitchen range was setup on Trail Bay beach and bread was baked in its oven.
|Sechelt Seawalk (front of Royal Terraces)|
|Cowrie Street during the Annual Show & Shine|
24. Porpoise Bay Government Wharf - Access to Sechelt in the early days of its development was almost exclusively by sea. This meant that establishing a landing for sea traffic was instrumental in the community’s development. The original government wharf at Porpoise Bay was constructed in 1923-24. The location of this wharf was basically the same as that of the present site. The government wharf superstructure was renewed in 1969. The floats have been renewed or maintained on an “as required” basis. The seaplane float was installed in 1965. New floats for the wharf were put in place in July 1974, and were built on foam pontoons, which will presumably enjoy a much longer life than fibreglass pontoons or earlier wooden supports.
|Sechelt March Photo courtesy of Coracle Cove|
|Snickett Park Photo Courtesy of Coracle Cove Waterfront Suite|