Destination guide

Sechelt: the heart of the Sunshine Coast

When you stay in the Sechelt vacation rental, you'll be at the heart of the Lower Sunshine Coast. The town sits on a narrow strip of land squeezed between the Strait of Georgia and the Sechelt Inlet. It might only be a couple of hours north of Vancouver, but it couldn't be more different. If you've scored a Sechelt vacation rental during the summer months, you'll be rewarded with some spectacular winding coastal trails, whale-watching opportunities and more outdoor activities than you could shake a paddle at. When you get back, you can drop into one of the local eateries to gorge on fresh seafood.

Things to do

Artists' studios and botanical gardens in Sechelt

This might come as a surprise, but the Sunshine Coast has the highest number of artists per capita than any other part of the country. When you arrive, you'll quickly realize why. The rugged coastline that overlooks the Strait of Georgia is achingly beautiful and has inspired sculptors and painters for years. If you come during the annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, 100 of the artists open their studios for anyone to drop by. For more inspiration, you can swing by the nearby botanical gardens, or the farmers' market, where the piles of colorful fruit and vegetables provide a scene worthy of any canvas.

Activities

Sechelt is the gateway to British Columbia

Sechelt is the gateway to British Columbia's great outdoors. The calm waters make for ideal kayaking, boating and fishing conditions, whereas the coastal trails are some of the finest in the province. You might think scuba diving is something solely for the tropics, but you can dive near your Sechelt vacation rental and there's a surprising amount to see. Not your thing? Fear not. You can happily while away your days riffling through the shops in town, browsing the galleries, or getting a little pampering and a treatment at the spa.

Weather

Sechelt is the perfect spot for family fun

If you're looking for a remote coastal spot getaway for a family summer vacation, you've just found it in Sechelt, a town that runs along the Sunshine Coast. The hotspot sees the biggest influx of travelers during the summer months, when the weather is at its best with bright and sunny skies, but Sechelt vacation rentals also come with the highest price tag around this time. If you want to save a few bucks, head up in spring or fall, when the crowds have thinned out, the trails are empty and the prices of rentals take a nosedive.

Natural features

Spot whales, orcas and dolphins in Sechelt

If you've got a wildlife spotting bucket list, seeing whales probably sits fairly near the top. If you stay in a Sechelt vacation rental in spring, you can tick that one off. These gentle beasts migrate into the warm waters to breed and look after their young. Later in the season, the Pacific greys may have moved away, but they are replaced with orcas, sea lions and dolphins, who splash around in the Strait of Georgia. For close encounters, you can hop aboard sea kayaks and watch them crash and circle around you. One of the best wildlife experiences on earth.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sechelt

Fly into Pender Harbour, BC (YPT-Pender Harbour Waterdrome), the closest airport, located 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is 28.1 mi (45.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Sechelt?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 250 vacation rentals near Sechelt. From 137 Houses to 62 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sechelt for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sechelt?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sechelt. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porpoise Bay Provincial Park: 260 vacation rentals
  • Sechelt Golf and Country Club: 257 vacation rentals
  • Hidden Groves: 262 vacation rentals
  • Mount Richardson Provincial Park: 259 vacation rentals
  • Sechelt Visitor Centre: 269 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sechelt listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sechelt?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 137 Houses in Sechelt. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sechelt include:

  • Cabins: 62 rentals available
  • Cottages: 62 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 62 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sechelt?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Sechelt. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.